Foliar Applied Potassium: Effects on Cantaloupe Quality. Gene Lester, Ph.D. Research Plant Physiologist Weslaco, Texas. 1. Enzyme activation 2. Protein synthesis 3. Cell extension 4. Production of Chloroplasts 5. Transport of Sugars – leaf to fruit 6. Unloading of Sugars – into fruits.
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Gene Lester, Ph.D.
Research Plant Physiologist
3. Cell extension
4.Production of Chloroplasts
5.Transport of Sugars – leaf to fruit
6.Unloading of Sugars – into fruits
and extends shelf-life
Plant derived K via the soil; Availability problems are due to
Quantity of K absorbed by plant roots
Study: potential solution to soil derived K availability problems in melons