Quality of organic and conventional carrots

  title={Quality of organic and conventional carrots},
  author={Ingrid Bender and Michael Ess and Darja Matt and Ulvi Moor and AlexanderI. Luik},
At Jõgeva Plant Breeding Institute, cultivation of the Estonian carrot variety ‘Jõgeva Nantes’ conventionally (with application of mineral fertilizers: N 115, P 40 and K 152 kg ha -1 and pesticides: Fenix, Actara 25 WG, Agil and Signum) and organically (compost, Humistar, agryl cover) was compared. Marketable yield of organic carrots was 11% higher than that of conventionally grown carrots. Conventional carrots contained pesticide residues and had significantly higher nitrate concentration than… CONTINUE READING

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