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Effects of catch crops on the content of sulfur (S) and selenium (Se) in vegetables

Stavridou, Eleftheria; Thorup-Kristensen, Kristian and Lauersen, Kristian Holst (2008) Effects of catch crops on the content of sulfur (S) and selenium (Se) in vegetables. Poster at: NJF seminar 415 - Future Field Experiments, Horsens, Denmark, October 2008.

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Selenium is an essential nutrient for animals, humans and microorganisms. Se deficiency in humans has been linked
to a plethora of physiological disorders.
Increasing evidences point to an anticarcinogenic
potential of Se-compounds.
To address Se deficiency in the human diet, agronomists and plant breeders are pursuing complementary strategies to produce crops with greater Se concentrations.
Catch crops have been used successfully in agriculture, increasing nitrogen and sulfur content in the soil and avoiding nutrient leaching. In this experiment we study whether catch crops can have similar beneficial effects regarding Se.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > VEGQURE - Organic cropping Systems for Vegetable production
Deposited By: Thorup-Kristensen, Professor Kristian
ID Code:16337
Deposited On:29 Sep 2009 12:57
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:41
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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