Deviations of some nutrient concentrations in different parts of safflower cultivars during growth stages

Erdal I., BAYDAR H.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.37, no.3, pp.601-611, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.601-611


The objective of this research was to examine the concentrations of P, K, Fe, Zn and Mn during growth and development in different parts of 4 safflower varieties. The nutrient concentrations of safflower showed variations depending on the varieties and plant parts at different stages of growth and development. Both phosphorus and potassium concentrations in all plant parts (except P concentration in head) decreased from shooting to maturity. Phosphorus concentrations in heads were higher than other parts at every stage of the growth and development in all varieties.