Effects of fertilization on root and leaf yields and quality of forage turnip (Brassica rapa L.)

Turk M. , ALBAYRAK S. , Balabanli C. , YÜKSEL O.

JOURNAL OF FOOD AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT, vol.7, pp.339-342, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Page Numbers: pp.339-342


This research was conducted to determine the effects five different nitrogen doses (N 0, 50, 100, 150 and 200 kg ha(-1)) and four phosphorus doses (P(2)O(5) 0, 40, 80 and 120 kg ha(-1)) on root and leaf yields and yield components of forage turnip (Brassica rapa L.) under Mediterranean region of Turkey in the 2006 and 2007 growing seasons. According to averages of two years, the effect of N doses was significant at all components and P doses were significant at leaf yield, leaf DM yield, root and leaf CP contents, leaf CP yields, ADF and NDF contents in root and leaf. N doses increased root length, root diameter, root yield and DM yield, leaf yield and DM yield, root CP content and yield, leaf CP content and yield, P treatments increased leaf yield, leaf DM yield, root CP content, leaf CP yields. Nitrogen and phosphorus doses decreased ADF and NDF contents of root and leaf of forage turnip.