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
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2019, 02(03), 031–038.
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2019.2.3.0043
DOI url: https://doi.org/10.30574/wjarr.2019.2.3.0043
Received on 17 July 2019; revised on 30 July 2019; accepted on 31 July 2019
The aim of the experiment was to study how Glomus mosseae influences the growth and flowering of cacti such as Mammillaria laui and Chamaecereus sylvestrii. The experimental theses have been: (1) soil inoculated with Glomus mosseae and fertilized; (2) soil without Glomus mosseae, irrigated with water and fertilizer (control). The test showed a significant increase in the agronomic parameters analysed in plants treated with Glomus mosseae. In fact, all cactus plants treated with endomycorriza showed a significant increase in the vegetative and radical part of the plants, in the number of flowers per plant and in the duration of flowering. This endomycorriza can therefore also have beneficial effects on plants that are slow to grow and prolong the life of their flowers, beautiful to see but that normally short-lived. Further studies will be done on the use of mycorrhiza on cacti and succulents and the influence on resistance to biotic and abiotic stress of different typologies.
Cactus; Induction flowering; Mycorrhizae; Plant quality; Roots stimulation
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