Oscar Santamaría

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Selenium (Se), which has antioxidant, anticancer, and antiviral properties, is an essential micronutrient for humans and animals. This micronutrient is found in high quantity in legumes. Peas have an ever-increasing importance in Spain, and to increase their nutritional value, two foliar Se fertilizers: sodium selenate and sodium selenite, at five different(More)
Trifolium subterraneum is a legume species which is valuable for feeding livestock and frequently used as a forage crop in countries with temperate or Mediterranean-like climates. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the effect of six leaf fungal endophytes on biomass production, nutritive value and mineral status of T. subterraneum forage. Plants(More)
Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) is a very common grass species with a wide distribution, including in Mediterranean areas. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of non-clavicipitaceous fungal endophytes on forage production by P. pratensis, and on the nutritive value and mineral status of its herbage. Plants were inoculated with(More)
Zymoseptoria tritici is a major fungal pathogen which can cause serious loss in bread-making wheat. In this study, field experiments were conducted over two growing seasons to evaluate the effect of fungicide treatment (1- or 2-sprays of prothioconazole and tebuconazole) on Septoria leaf blotch (SLB) severity, wheat grain yield, hectolitre weight, crude(More)
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