Loredana-Mirela Sfîrloagă, Mihaela Croitoru, Aurelia Diaconu, Alina-Nicoleta Paraschiv, Ioan Ardelean
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Microalgae and cyanobacteria are a potentially sustainable alternative for the improvement and protection of agricultural crops. Mineral fertilizers raise environmental and health issues. and current agricultural practices depend to a large extent on the application of fertilizers and pesticides.
In this study. we examined the effect of cyanobacteria and microalgae on tomato seed germination. seedling growth. green and dry biomass. gas exchange from leaves (plant photosynthesis and transpiration). and the chlorophyll content of leaves (chlorophyll a. b and carotene). as well as on the soil respiration process.
The obtained results highlight higher values of green and dry biomass in the variants inoculated with cyanobacteria and microalgae compared to the control variant and comparable to the values obtained in the technologically fertilized variants. Tomato seedlings showed higher photosynthesis values compared to the control and compared to the technologically fertilized variant in the soil of the pea plot (7.06 μmol CO2 / m2 / s compared to 6.33μmol CO2 / m2 / s in the control variant and 7.06 μmol CO2 / m2 / s in the technologically fertilized version). And in the case of the soil in the museum plot. the values of photosynthesis in the version with the inoculum of cyanobacteria and microalgae were statistically assured compared to the control.
Cite this paper: Sfîrloagă, L.M., Croitoru, M., Diaconu, A., Paraschiv, A.N., Ardelean, I. (2021). PHOTOSYNTHETIC INOCULANTS FOR PROMOTING SEED GERMINATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF TOMATO PLANTS. Current Trends in Natural Sciences, 10(20), 130-140. https://doi.org/10.47068/ctns.2021.v10i20.018