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Table 3 Shoot accumulation of mineral nutrients in maize plants exposed during four weeks to a root zone temperature of 12–14 °C with and without Zn/Mn seed dressing and single or triple seaweed extract applications of Algavyt+Zn/Mn

From: Micronutrients (Zn/Mn), seaweed extracts, and plant growth-promoting bacteria as cold-stress protectants in maize

Treatment Ca (mg plant1) Mg (mg plant1) K (mg plant1) P (mg plant1)
Untreated control 6.66 ± 1.21b 2.47 ± 0.51b 5.06 ± 0.84b 3.78 ± 0.83b
Algavyt single appl. 8.73 ± 1.18ab 3.40 ± 0.45ab 6.92 ± 1.34ab 4.61 ± 0.55ab
Algavyt triple appl. 9.53 ± 1.66ab 3.84 ± 0.0.60a 9.00 ± 1.82a 6.13 ± 0.73a
Zn/Mn seed treatment 9.81 ± 0.89a 3.50 ± 0.54a 7.45 ± 1.90ab 6.35 ± 1.05a
Treatment Zn (mg plant1) Mn (mg plant1) Fe (mg plant1) Cu (mg plant1)
Untreated control 0.019 ± 0.008b 0.037 ± 0.012c 0.080 ± 0.021b 0.007 ± 0.002b
Algavyt single appl 0.035 ± 0.006ab 0.056 ± 0.008b 0.160 ± 0.034a 0.009 ± 0.002ab
Algavyt triple appl. 0.034 ± 0.010ab 0.055 ± 0.0.022a 0.140 ± 0.045ab 0.012 ± 0.001a
Zn/Mn seed treatment 0.053 ± 0.008a 0.101 ± 0.032a 0.190 ± 0.058a 0.0012 ± 0.002a
  1. Data represent means and SE of five independent replicates for each treatment. Significant differences (Tukey test, α < 5 %) are marked with different letters (a, b, c)