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Effect of Azospirillum brasilense and mycorrhizal soil fungi on topinambur grown in a greenhouse


Journal of Applied Biotechnology & Bioengineering
Di Barbaro Gabriela,1 Andrada Horacio,1 Batallán Morales Silvana,1 Espeche Acosta Eliana,1 Rizo Melisa,1 Del Valle Eleodoro,2,3 Brandán de Weht Celia4

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Abstract

To determine the effect of Azospirillum brasilense and soil mycorrhizal fungi on the nutrition of the Jerusalem artichoke crop (Helianthus tuberosus L.), evaluations of agronomic parameters and the health status of the plants were carried out, under greenhouse conditions. The tests were carried out, at the moment of the implantation of the culture: the tubers were inoculated with A. brasilense and with native mycorrhizal fungi, generating four treatments including the control and the co-inoculation of the consortium of the microorganisms under study (T0: control or control without inoculation; T1: inoculation with native A. brasilense; T2: inoculation with native mycorrhizal fungi and T3: joint inoculation with A. brasilense and native mycorrhizal fungi. The results indicate that co-inoculation with A. brasilense and with native mycorrhizal fungi increased plant growth in height, leaf area, biomass, dry matter, and yields significantly in greenhouse production. It was determined that the application of the selected microorganisms has a plant growth-promoting effect, increasing the productivity of cultivated topinambur in the greenhouse. 

Keywords

interactions, co-inoculation, Helianthus tuberosus, Jerusalem artichoke, nutraceutical

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