THE EFFECT OF CALCIUM AND NITROGEN NUTRITION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF POSTHARVEST ROTS IN PAK CHOI
Pak choi plants were grown with differing regimes of nitrogen and calcium nutrition to produce plants containing varied concentrations of these nutrients. The concentration of calcium in the plant was affected by the amount of nitrogen provided during growth. These two nutrients and their interaction influenced the plants resistance to post harvest rot. Pak choi containing low levels of nitrogen and high levels of calcium were more resistant to rot by Erwinia carotovora ssp. carotovora than those containing higher nitrogen and lower calcium levels.
Kreidl, S., Holmes, R., Partington, D., Hanger, B. and Karavarsamis, N. (2012). THE EFFECT OF CALCIUM AND NITROGEN NUTRITION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF POSTHARVEST ROTS IN PAK CHOI. Acta Hortic. 944, 73-82
fertilization, pathogen susceptibility, Erwinia carotovora ssp. carotovora, Brassica rapa ssp. chinensis, storage