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Book: Sulfur: A Missing Link between Soils, Crops, and Nutrition
Published by: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America

 

This chapter in SULFUR: A MISSING LINK BETWEEN SOILS, CROPS, AND NUTRITION

  1.  p. 183-196
    Agronomy Monographs 50.
    Sulfur: A Missing Link between Soils, Crops, and Nutrition

    Joseph Jez (ed.)

    ISBN: 978-0-89118-186-6

     

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doi:10.2134/agronmonogr50.c12

Sulfur, Its Role in Onion Production and Related Alliums

  1. George E. Boyhan
  1. University of Georgia, Statesboro

Abstract

Unlike other crop species, the Alliums, which include onion (Allium cepa L.), garlic (Allium sativa L.), leek (Allium ampeloprasum L.), shallot (Allium cepa L. var. ascalonicum), and chives (Allium schoenoprasum L.), rely on sulfur for their unique flavor. A variety of sulfur compounds in these plants determines the flavor profile of these crops. This chapter reviews how pungency is tested, fertilizer demands of Allium crops, and how sulfur influences bulb quality and crop growth.

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