IPI International Potash Institute
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IPI K Centre - Potassium and Food Quality

IPI K Centre - Potassium and Food Quality

Quality is An intrinsic property of food by which it meets predefined standard requirements (Abalaka, 1999, FAO/WHO/WTO conference, Melbourne, Australia). Quality of food is judged by its nutritional properties, its organo-leptic and hygienic characteristics, its safety and marketability and its environmental sound production protocol.

The effect of potassium on increased size, protein, oil, vitamin C, antioxidants and other characteristics of fruits and plants - all these and more leads to increased quality.

The following items found on our web describe the various effects of potassium on some characteristics of food quality.

Projects & Demonstrations

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Publications

Potássio, o Elemento da Qualidade na Produção Agrícola
Compilado por P. Imas, traduzido por T. Wiendl. 38 pages
2014
Fertilization of Various Crops
Portuguese
2014
Infographics
English
Kalijum u Ishrani Biljaka - Kalijum i Povrće
Potassium in Plant Nutrition - Potassium and Vegetables

Authors: Rudolf Kastori, Žarko Ilin, Ivana Maksimović, and Marina Putnik-Delić. 325 pages
2013
Fertilization of Various Crops
Serbian
2013
Fertilization of Various Crops
English
Potassium and Crop Quality
M.S. Brar and P. Imas, 8 pages
2010
Leaflets
English
Potassium and Crop Quality (Hindi version)
M.S. Brar and P. Imas. 8 pages
2010
Leaflets
Hindi
No. 19 : Draslík - živina pro výnos a kvalitu
Potassium-Nutrient for Yield and Quality

57 pages, J. Baier, V. Baierova, J. Vostal, E. Uebel, K. Glas & E. Andres
1996
IPI-Research Topics
Czech
1994
IPI-Research Topics
Polish

Papers and presentations

Effect of Potassium Fertilization on Essential Oils of Garden Thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.)
Author: Eryüce, N., D. Anaç, Ö. Gürbüz Kılıç and C. Ceyhun Kılıç
Event: e-ifc 30
Documents: PaperPaper (pdf 643 kB)
30 Mar 2012
 
English
Potassium Nutrition and its Effect on Quality and Post Harvest Properties of Potato
Author: Dr. Georg Ebert
Event: IPI-OUAT-IPNI International Symposium 2009: Potassium Role and Benefits in Improving Nutrient Management for Food Production, Quality and Reduced Environmental Damages, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
Documents: Ebert.pdf (pdf 947 kB)
05-07 Nov 2009
 
English
Impact of Potassium Fertility on Postharvest Fruit Quality: Melon (Cucumis melo L) Case Study
Author: Gene E. Lester
Event: IPI-OUAT-IPNI International Symposium 2009: Potassium Role and Benefits in Improving Nutrient Management for Food Production, Quality and Reduced Environmental Damages, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
Documents: Presentation (pdf 361 kB)
05-07 Nov 2009
 
English
05-07 Nov 2009
 
English
Effect of Potassium on Quality and Storage Life of Fruit Crops
Author: Professor S. K. Mitra
Event: IPI-OUAT-IPNI International Symposium 2009: Potassium Role and Benefits in Improving Nutrient Management for Food Production, Quality and Reduced Environmental Damages, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
Documents: Presentation (pdf 270 kB)
05-07 Nov 2009
 
English
The Effect of Potassium on the Yield and Quality of Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
Author: Karthikeyan, P.K., M. Ravichandran, P. Imas, and M. Assaraf
Event: e-ifc 21
Documents: PaperPaper (pdf 1.84 MB)
01 Sep 2009
 
English
Effects of potassium foliar spray on olive, peach and plum, Part 1: olive experiments
Editors: IPI
Event: e-ifc 17
Documents: PaperPaper (pdf 812 kb)
30 Sep 2008
 
English
Effect of potassium nutrition on growth, yield and quality of papaya
Editors: IPI
Event: e-ifc 11
Documents: Paperpaper (pdf 145 kb)
01 Mar 2007
 
English
Potassium and magnesium nutrition of tea
Author: Ruan Jianyun
Event: IPI-ISSAS International Workshop on Soil K and K fertilizer management, Zhuhai city, China
Documents: Presentation (pdf 694 kB)
13-16 Nov 2006
 
English
Functions and effects of potassium on plant quality
Author: Burhan Kacar
Event: Potassium and its importance in Agriculture, Eskisehir, Turkey
Documents: Paper (pdf 261 kB)
03-05 Oct 2005
 
Turkish
K effects on yield quality
Author: Dr. A. Krauss
Event: Potafos IPI-PPI-PPIC Symposium on K in Brazilian Agriculture, Sao Pedro, SP, Brazil
Documents: Paper
22-24 Sep 2004
 
English
Balanced fertilization, an integral part in quality management of crop production
Author: Dr. A. Krauss
Event: Research Institute of Crop Production Prague 50th Anniversary Conference: Crop Science on the verge of the 21st century - opportunities and challenges, Prague, Czech Republic
Documents: Paper
11-13 Sep 2001
 
English
Quality Aspects of K Nutrition in Horticultural Crops
Author: Patricia Imas
Event: IPI-PRII-KKV Workshop on: Recent Trends in Nutrition Management in Horticultural Crops, Dapoli, Maharashtra, India
Documents: Paper
11-12 Feb 1999
 
English

Scientific abstracts

Effects of Three Commercial Rootstocks on Mineral Nutrition, Fruit Yield, and Quality of Salinized Tomato
Savvas, D., A. Savva, G. Ntatsi, A. Ropokis, I. Karapanos, A. Krumbein, and C. Olympios
J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci.
2012
 
English
Potassium Influences on Yield and Quality Production for Maize, Wheat, Soybean and Cotton
William T. Pettigrew
Physiologia Plantarum doi:10.1111/j.1399-3054.2008.01073.x (2008)
2008
 
English
2008
 
English
Effects of Potassium Supply on Growth and Yield of Safflower as Compared to Sunflower
Abbadi,J., J.Gerendás, and B.Sattelmacher.
J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 171(2):272-280 (2008)
2008
 
English
Beneficial Effects of Potassium on Human Health
Feng J. He, Graham A. MacGregor
Physiologia Plantarum doi:10.1111/j.1399-3054.2007.01033.x (2008)
2008
 
English
Effect of Alternative Anions (Cl- vs. SO42-) on Concentrations of Free Amino Acids in Young Tea Plants
Ruan, J., Gerendás, J., Haerdter, R., and Sattelmacher, B.
J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 170(1):49-58 (2007)
2007
 
English
Impact of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers on Yield, Taste, and Nutritional Quality of Tomatoes
Anuschka Heeb, Bengt Lundegårdh, Geoffrey Savage and Tom Ericsson
J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 169(4):535-541 (2006)
2006
 
English
Effect of Potassium Nutrition on Growth, Yield and Quality of Papaya (Carica papaya L.)
Kumar N., N. Meenakshi, J. Suresh and V. Nosov
Indian J. of Fertilizers 2(4):43-47 (2006)
2006
 
English
Response of Soybean Grain Oil and Protein Concentrations to Foliar and Soil Fertilization
Mazhar U. Haq and Antonio P. Mallarino
Agron. J. 97:910-918 (2005)
2005
 
English