Impact of Conventional and Integrated Management Systems on the Water-Soluble Vitamin Content in Potatoes, Field Beans, and Cereals

Sabine Freitag, Susan R. Verrall, Simon D. A. Pont, Diane McRae, Julia A. Sungurtas, Raphaëlle Palau, Cathy Hawes, Colin J. Alexander, J. William Allwood, Alexandre Foito, Derek Stewart, Louise Vida Traill Shepherd

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Abstract

The reduction of the environmental footprint of crop production without compromising crop yield and their nutritional value is a key goal for improving the sustainability of agriculture. In 2009, the Balruddery Farm Platform was established at The James Hutton Institute as a long-term experimental platform for cross-disciplinary research of crops using two agricultural ecosystems. Crops representative of UK agriculture were grown under conventional and integrated management systems and analyzed for their water-soluble vitamin content. Integrated management, when compared with the conventional system, had only minor effects on water-soluble vitamin content, where significantly higher differences were seen for the conventional management practice on the levels of thiamine in field beans (p < 0.01), Spring barley (p < 0.05), and Winter wheat (p < 0.05), and for nicotinic acid in Spring barley (p < 0.05). However, for all crops, variety and year differences were of greater importance. These results indicate that the integrated management system described in this study does not significantly affect the water-soluble vitamin content of the crops analyzed here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)831-841
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Volume66
Issue number4
Early online date19 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)
  • field beans (Vicia faba L.)
  • integrated management
  • liquid chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry
  • potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)
  • water-soluble vitamins (WSVs)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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    Freitag, S., Verrall, S. R., Pont, S. D. A., McRae, D., Sungurtas, J. A., Palau, R., Hawes, C., Alexander, C. J., Allwood, J. W., Foito, A., Stewart, D., & Shepherd, L. V. T. (2018). Impact of Conventional and Integrated Management Systems on the Water-Soluble Vitamin Content in Potatoes, Field Beans, and Cereals. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 66(4), 831-841. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.7b03509