MINERAL COMPOSITION OF ONION BULBS SUBMITED TO HIGH DILUTIONS OF Natrum muriaticum AND LIME SHELLS UNDER ORGANIC SYSTEM
PAS Gonçalves ; JV Neto; P Boff
ABSTRACT: The objective of this research was to evaluate the effect of high dilutions
of Natrum muriaticum, limestone shells, on the mineral composition of onion bulbs in
the organic system. The experiment was carried out in 2011 crop cycle under field
conditions at Epagri (Agricultural Research and Rural Extension Service Agency of
Santa Catarina State), Brazil. The cultivar was 362 Epagri Crioula Alto Vale.
Treatments were foliar sprays with high dilutions of lime shells 6CH, 12CH Natrum
muriaticum, used alone and combination of high dilutions of lime shells 6CH with
Natrum muriaticum 12CH and untreated control plot. Lime shells 6CH presented bulbs
with higher values of P and K. The combination of lime shells and Natrum muriaticum
presented bulbs with higher levels of Fe, Ca, and Na. The contents of Se and Si in the
bulbs were similar among treatments. The mineral composition of bulbs showed the
following order in the nutrient, K> P> Ca> Na> Si> Fe> Se.
Keywords: Allium cepa; homeopathy; organic agriculture.
Research papers concerning agrohomeopathy, homeopathy (if relevant), potentised BD remedies and so forth.