The effect of flax seed inoculation by Azospirillum brasilense on flax yield and its quality

https://doi.org/10.17221/3458-PSECitation:Mikhailouskaya N. (2006): The effect of flax seed inoculation by Azospirillum brasilense on flax yield and its quality. Plant Soil Environ., 52: 402-406.
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Field experiment demonstrated the benefit resulting from biological soil management including the use of N2-fixing and growth promoting bacteria A. brasilense B-4485 for long-fibred flax. Seed inoculation by A. brasilense B-4485 was equivalent to the introduction of 15 kg/ha of N that provided the possibility of partial flax N requirement supply. Treatment A. brasilense + N15P60K90 is considered to be the most profitable management in regard to flax yield and its quality, and is comparable to N30P60K90 treatment. Biological management allows preventing high concentrations of N in soil, excludes lodging and negative effects on flax yield and its quality. Implementation of biological management for flax nutrition may be profitable for both ecology and economy of long-fibered flax growing.
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