Growth response of wheat cultivars to bacterial inoculation in calcareous soil
D. Egamberdievahttps://doi.org/10.17221/75/2010-PSECitation:Egamberdieva D. (2010): Growth response of wheat cultivars to bacterial inoculation in calcareous soil. Plant Soil Environ., 56: 570-573.
In this study the plant growth-promoting bacteria were analysed for their growth-stimulating effects on two wheat cultivars. The investigations were carried out in pot experiments using calcareous soil. The results showed that bacterial strains Pseudomonas spp. NUU1 and P. fluorescens NUU2 were able to colonize the rhizosphere of both wheat cultivars. Their plant growth-stimulating abilities were affected by wheat cultivars. The bacterial strains Pseudomonas sp. NUU1 and P. fluorescens NUU2 significantly stimulated the shoot and root length and dry weight of wheat cv. Turon, whereas cv. Residence was less affected by bacterial inoculation. The results of our study suggest that inoculation of wheat with Pseudomonas strains can improve plant growth in calcareous soil and it depends upon wheat cultivars. Prior to a selection of good bacterial inoculants, it is recommended to select cultivars that benefit from association with these bacteria.Keywords:
Keywords: wheat cultivars; rhizosphere bacteria; root colonisation