SEASONAL CHANGES OF SOME NUTRITION ELEMENTS IN BANANA ('DWARF CAVENDISH') LEAVES IN TURKEY
In this study, it was investigated seasonal changes of some plant nutrient elements in banana leaves that grown in Turkey conditions. When seasonal change of some nutrient element investigated, N contents varied 1.72-3.24%, P 0.15-0.27%, K 2.25-2.59%, Ca 0.33-1.29%, Mg 0.31-0.62%, Cu 7.45-85.66 ppm, Mn 198.1-461.16 ppm, Fe 80.89-140.57 ppm and Zn 15.01-30.15 ppm changed during the growth period in the leaves. Statistically, stabile periods of these elements in banana leaves were determined and among first July-15 July-first August period (after the bunch come into being, when above bunch all of the flowers and hermaphrodite flowers were opened and afterwards when two brakte leaves were opened at male flowers and miniature fingers were seen) was the most appropriate sampling time.
Pinar, H., Bircan, M., Turkay, C., Unlu, M., Aras, V. and Yilmaz, C. (2013). SEASONAL CHANGES OF SOME NUTRITION ELEMENTS IN BANANA ('DWARF CAVENDISH') LEAVES IN TURKEY. Acta Hortic. 981, 651-656
banana, macro-and micro-elements content in leaves, sampling time