Effects of Macronutrients in the Physiological Quality of Soybean Seeds

Geliandro Anhaia Rigo, Luis Osmar Braga Schuch, Willian Silva Barros, Rodrigo Lamaison de Vargas, Vinícius Jardel Szareski, Ivan Ricardo Carvalho, João Roberto Pimentel, Cristian Troyjack, Lucian Alex dos Santos, Francine Lautenchleger, Tiago Corazza da Rosa, Velci Queiróz de Souza, Tiago Zanatta Aumonde, Tiago Pedó


The aim of this work was to correlate macronutrient content of soybean seeds to physiological quality of different cultivars. The work was developed in the Federal University of Pelotas, in the facilities of the Seed Science and Technology Graduate Program. The experimental design was randomized blocks in arranged in four replicates. The following soybean cultivars were used: BMX Apolo RR (12 lots), BMX Ativa RR (13 lots), BMX Energia RR (26 lots), BMX Força RR (24 lots), BMX Impacto RR (35 lots), BMX Magna RR (16 lots), BMX Turbo RR (44 lots), BMX Potência RR (82 lots) and NA 5909 RR (28 lots), with seeds produced in northwest Rio Grande do Sul. The determination of nutritional contents found in plant tissues of soybean seeds, were measured: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Magnesium (Mg), Calcium (Ca), Sulfur (S). The macronutrient contents of the seeds vary according to genetic characteristics of the cultivars, with higher oscillations of nitrogen, phosphorus, magnesium and sulfur contents present in soybean seeds. Potassium and calcium are defined as the most stable nutrients for the cultivars and seed lots analyzed. High concentrations of nitrogen, phosphorus and calcium are determinants for the physiological quality of soybean seeds.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/jas.v10n5p312

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