Influence of Biodynamic Preparations on the Quality Indices and Antioxidant Compounds Content in the Tubers of Coloured Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.)

  • Elvyra JARIENE Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Studentu str. 11, Akademija, LT-53361 Kauno district
  • Nijole VAITKEVICIENE Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Studentu str. 11, Akademija, LT-53361 Kauno district
  • Honorata DANILCENKO Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Studentu str. 11, Akademija, LT-53361 Kauno district
  • Marek GAJEWSKI Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska 166, 02-787 Warszawa
  • Galina CHUPAKHINA Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Universitetskaya 2, 236041 Kaliningrad, Russia
  • Pavel FEDURAJEV Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Universitetskaya 2, 236041 Kaliningrad, Russia
  • Reto INGOLD Ecology and Innovation, Training and consulting for biodynamic farming, In Zelg 4, CH-4144 Arlesheim

Abstract

Biodynamic preparations 500 and 501 are plant strengthening agents of biodynamic agriculture method, prepared of manure and powdered quartz. The objective of the present study was to determine effects of biodynamic (BD) preparations 500 and 501 on the quality indices and antioxidant compounds content in the tubers of coloured flesh potatoes. The
experiment included two factors: potato cultivar and treatment with BD preparations as field sprays. The experiment was carried out in four replications, in a randomly design. Results showed that application of BD preparations did not influence significantly the contents of dry matter, crude fibre and crude ash in all tested cultivars. Separately used BD preparation 500 increased content of total anthocyanins in tubers of ‘Vitelotte’ and ‘Red Emmalie’ and leucoanthocyanins content in ‘Blue
Congo’, but decreased the content of total phenolics in all cultivars. Treatment with BD preparation 501 had significant effect on the contents of total phenolics and total anthocyanins in all cultivars. However, treatment with BD preparation 500 in combination with BD preparation 501 substantially increased the contents of total phenolics and total anthocyanins in all cultivars. Tubers of ‘Vitelotte’ with dark-purple flesh contained significantly more antioxidant compounds than the lightpurple
and red.

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Published
2015-12-10
How to Cite
JARIENE, E., VAITKEVICIENE, N., DANILCENKO, H., GAJEWSKI, M., CHUPAKHINA, G., FEDURAJEV, P., & INGOLD, R. (2015). Influence of Biodynamic Preparations on the Quality Indices and Antioxidant Compounds Content in the Tubers of Coloured Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.). Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 43(2), 392-397. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha4329695
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Research Articles