Impact of presowing laser irradiation of seeds on sugar beet properties
 
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Department of Plant Nutrition, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, C.K. Norwida 25/27, 50-375 Wrocław, Poland
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Department of Crop Production, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, C.K. Norwida 25/27, 50-375 Wrocław, Poland
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Department of Genetics, Plant Breeding and Seed Production, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, C.K. Norwida 25/27, 50-375 Wrocław, Poland
 
Int. Agrophys. 2012, 26(3): 295–300
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The aim of the experiment was to establish the influence of biostimulation on the sugar beet seeds. The seeds came from the specialized breeding program energ’hill or were irradiated by the laser in two doses. The impact of the biostimulation was analyzed by determining the nitrate reductase activity and the nitrate, chlorophyll and carotenoids contents in leaves, as well as, the dry matter and sugar concentration in mature roots. The field experiment was established for two sugar beet cultivars. Biostimulation by irradiation and a special seed breeding program energ’hill had a positive influence on some examined parameters (particularly on nitrate reductase activity in Ruveta and in numerous cases on photosynthetic pigments in both cultivars). Regarding the dry matter accumulation and sugar concentration this impact was more favourable for Tiziana than for Ruveta cultivar.
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