The effects of storage temperature and packing method on quality of roots and seed yield in purple carrot (Daucus carota L.)
Nurten Lokoglu graduated from Ankara University, Agriculture Faculty, Department of Horticulture in 2007 and completed her Master’s degree in 2010. She has been studying for her PhD since 2012, while also working at the Vegetable Department of Transitional Zone Agricultural Research Institute (GKTAEM) in Eskisehir since 2011. Her PhD research was carried out to determine the effects of storage conditions of roots on seed yield and quality in purple carrots. For this purpose, purple carrot roots for seed were stored in refrigerated (4°C) and non-refrigerated stores in soil + sawdust, soilless + sawdust and perforated PE bags for 16 weeks between 2015-2016. During the storage period, sprouting, rooting, shriveling and decay rate were determined. After storage, seed yield characteristics were determined from roots planted into the field. Increasing the length of the storage period caused an increase in the rate of rooting, sprouting and decay. The rate of sprouting and rooting was increased in the treatments: in refrigerated storage using PE bags (56.67%), and in non-refrigerated storage using soilless + sawdust (72.50%) and soil + sawdust (90.84%). Seed yields of roots taken from refrigerated and non-refrigerated storage were 36.74 and 21.02 g plant-1, respectively. In terms of packaging types, better results were obtained in soilless + sawdust (22.20-60.12 g plant-1) for both storage conditions.
Nurten Lokoglu won an ISHS Young Minds Award for the best poster presentation at the II International Symposium on Root and Tuber Crops: Value Added Crops for the Next Generation at IHC2018 in Turkey in August 2018.
Nurten Lokoglu, Eskisehir Transitional Zone Agricultural Research Institute, Eskisehir, Turkey, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The article is available in Chronica Horticulturae