Article: Effective microorganisms for the cultivation and qualitative improvement of onion (Allium cepa L.).

Prisa Domenico *

CREA Research Centre for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Via dei Fiori 8, 51012 Pescia, PT, Italy.
* Corresponding author
Research Article
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2019, 02(03), 001–007.
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2019.2.3.0038
Publication history:
Received on 01 July 2019; revised on 15 July 2019; accepted on 19 July 2019
Abstract:
The aim of the study was to investigate how effective microorganisms (EM) affect the quality and growth of onions cvs “Dorata di Bologna”, “Lunga di Firenze”, “Bianca Musona”, “Rossa di Tropea”. An experiment was carried out with 2 treatments: 1) soil inoculated with EM microorganisms; 2) soil without EM microorganisms (control). The test showed a significant increase in the agronomic parameters analysed in the plants treated with Effective microorganisms. In fact, all the onions of the different varieties, treated with EM microorganisms, showed a significant increase in bulbs weight, bulbs diameter, bulbs length and root weight. There is also an increase in radical growth in the theses with Effective Microorganisms, an aspect confirmed in other experiments in vegetable and ornamental crops. Increased root growth results in improved resistance to water and transplant stress and a higher supply of nutrients to the plant, which consequently grows better. It is therefore clear from the evidence that the use of this selection of microorganisms, inoculated into the soil, can significantly improve the quality of onions bulbs.
Keywords:
Effective microorganisms (EM); Plant quality; Rhizobacteria; Horticulture; Vegetable plants; Soil improvement
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How to cite this article:
Prisa D. (2019). Effective microorganisms for the cultivation and qualitative improvement of onion (Allium cepa L.) World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2(3), 01-07.
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