Effects of selenium on macro- and micro nutrients and selected qualitative parameters of oat (Avena sativa L.)


  • Ladislav Ducsay Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Department of Agrochemistry and Plant Nutrition, Trieda A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia, Tel.: +421905833392 https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0811-3803
  • Alexandra Zapletalová Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Department of Agrochemistry and Plant Nutrition, Trieda A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia, Tel.: +421940970329 https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9618-1608
  • Peter Hozlár RIPP Piešťany, Research and Breeding Station Vígľaš Pstruša, Pstruša 334, 962 12 Detva, Tel.: +421455394541 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1764-7607
  • Ivan Černý Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Department of Crop Production and Grassland Ecosystems, Trieda A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia, Tel.: +421940970329 https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8305-890X
  • Ladislav Varga Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Department of Agrochemistry and Plant Nutrition, Trieda A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia, Tel.: +421904533750
  • Marek Slepčan Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Department of Agrochemistry and Plant Nutrition, Trieda A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia, Tel.: +421917540668 https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1789-367X




selenium, macroelements, microelements, oat grain, quality


The article deals with the effect of foliar Se application on macro-and micro-elements and selected quantitative parameters (the content of ash, starch, and fat) in oat grains. The three-year experiments were carried out on Research and Breeding Station Vígľaš – Pstruša in the years 2014, 2015, 2016. The used oat variety was Valentin. The experiment was performed by a block method within a parcel size of 10 square meters (8 x 1.25 m) with the span of rows amounting to 0.125 m in four replications. Alfalfa was grown as forecrop. A potato and wheat production area (III-C2) with a height of 375 m above the sea level. The experimental area is characterized by warm, slightly wet weather with an average annual temperature of
7.8 °C and average annual precipitations of 666 mm. Basic fertilizing was planned before the sowing in the form of 100 kg of Ammonium nitrate containing dolomite (27% N), 100 kg of 60% KCl (60% of K2O), and100 kg of MAP (Monoammonium phosphate 12% N and 52% P2O5). Selenium was foliar applied in doses 25 g and 50 g Se per hectare in a solution form of sodium selenate (Na2SeO4). The harvest was realized by a small plot harvester in BBCH 91. The results of the experiments showed a statistically non-significant effect on microelements and most macroelements. Only sulfur content in oat grains was statistically significantly influenced by Se foliar treatment. The contents of ash, starch, and fat in oat grains were monitored, which showed statistically significant effect only in fat. Se content in grains showed a statistically significant increase by both Se foliar treatments.


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Ducsay, L., Zapletalová, A., Hozlár, P., Černý, I., Varga, L., & Slepčan, M. (2020). Effects of selenium on macro- and micro nutrients and selected qualitative parameters of oat (Avena sativa L.). Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 14, 619–624. https://doi.org/10.5219/1400