Plant and multifunctional silicon

UDC 581.1:631.811.93

I.G. Tarakanov, L.A. Panichkin, I.M. Konovalenko, E.D. Abrashkina.

A review on the role of silicon in soil formation and conservation, phosphorus and nitrogen availability, growth promoting effects and stress tolerance in plants is presented. Perspectives of silicon compounds application in vegetable crops production are discussed.

Keywords: silicon, fertilizers, plant growth regulators, vegetable crops.

I.G. Tarakanov, DSc, professor, Head of the Department of Plant Physiology, Russian State Agrarian University – Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy. E-mail:

L.A. Panichkin, DSc, professor, Department of Plant Physiology, Russian State Agrarian University – Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy. E-mail:

I.M. Konovalenko, executive director, Association of Independent Russian Seed Companies. E-mail:

E.D. Abrashkina, PhD, associate professor, Department of Agriculture and methodology of field experiment. E-mail:

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For citing: Tarakanov I.G., Panichkin L.A., Konovalenko I.M., Abrashkina E.D. Plant and multifunctional silicon. Potato and Vegetables. 2019. No12. Pp. 14-16.

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