Article: Effect of Azospirillum brasilense on garlic (Allium sativum L.) cultivation
CREA Research Centre for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Via dei Fiori 8, 51012 Pescia, PT, Italy.
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World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2019, 02(03), 008–013.
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2019.2.3.0039
Received on 05 July 2019; revised on 15 July 2019; accepted on 20 July 2019
The aim of the study was to study how Azospirillum brasilense influences the quality and growth of garlic cv “Bianco Polesano” An experiment was carried out with 2 treatments: 1) soil inoculated with Azospirillum brasilense (ALO1 strain of the company AZ BEL) and fertilized; 2) soil without Azospirillum, irrigated with water and fertilizer (control). The test showed a significant increase in the agronomic parameters analysed in plants treated with Azospirillum. In fact, all garlic bulbs in which the alpha proteobacterium has been inoculated have shown a significant increase in the weight of the bulbs, the diameter of the bulbs and the weight of the roots. This alpha proteobacterium can also have a positive effect on the solubilization and absorption of minerals present in the soil, especially iron, promoting plant growth, improving product quality, stimulating the hormones GA and IAA and the synthesis of vitamins such as B1, B3, B5. Furthermore, plants treated with Azospirillum brasilense are more resistant to biotic and abiotic stresses of various kinds.
Bulb quality; Rhizobacteria; Horticulture; Vegetable plants; Biofertilizer; PGPB; Alpha proteobacterium
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Prisa D. (2019). Effect of Azospirillum brasilense on garlic (Allium sativum L.) cultivation. World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2(3), 08-13.