Materials of this chapter are also published in: Zlotnikov, A.K., Gins, V.K. (2003)
Application of biostimulant Abit on chinese cabbage. Materials of 5th international
meeting ‘Introduction of rare and unconventional agricultural plants’, Pushchino,
9-14 Jul 2003 vol.3., P. 351-353.
Chinese cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. pekinensis Rupr.) is
comparatively new culture for Russia. Now, Albit is the ony pesticide officially
registred in Russia for this culture.
Influence of Albit on Chinese cabbage was studied in 2001 in trials of All-Russia
Institute of Vegetable Selection and Seed Breeding (Moscow oblast) on cabbage var.
Mitsubisi (this variety belongs to most widespread Japanese group of varieties).
In trials, seedlings were planted out under film (film greenhouse), according to scheme
30x40 cm; the total plot area was 9 m 2, with triple replication. On July, 10, the film
was removed, and plants were grown in field conditions. Presowing seed treatment with
Albit (1 ml/kg) increased germination power from 89% (control) to 92%, germination –
from 92 to 96%, weight of seedtings at the moment of planting by 11.5%. Yield in control
was 5.0 kg/m 2 on average. Presowing seed treatment increased yield by 8.3%. Full treatment
with Albit (presowing seed traement + triple foliar spraying, 50 ml/hectare) provided
yield increase of 0.83 kg/m 2 or 16.7%. Average weight
of head in control sets was 0.6 kg, treatments with Albit increased this parameter to
Treatment of chinese cabbage should be performed according to application recommendations
for white cabbage. In cold weather, foliar spraying with
Albit might lead to undesirable boltering.