Alleviation of noxious effects of cattle ranch composts on wheat seed germination by inoculation with Azospirillum spp.

  title={Alleviation of noxious effects of cattle ranch composts on wheat seed germination by inoculation with Azospirillum spp.},
  author={Macario Bacilio and Patricia Arredondo V{\'a}zquez and Yoav B. Bashan},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
Two commonly-used composts from dairy cow manure that are used to improve poor structure and fertility of desert soils have inhibitory effects on wheat seed germination, probably as a result of their high levels of humic acids. Inoculation of wheat seeds with two species of the plant growth-promoting bacteria Azospirillum brasilense Cd and A. lipoferum JA4 (separately) prior to sowing in these amended soils improved germination, similar to the natural level of germination of seeds in desert… CONTINUE READING


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