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Aims - Growth enhancers at the root zone

 
 
 

Aims - Growth enhancers at the root zone

 
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The aims of the project are to develop microbial solutions and to apply them together with chemical growth enhancers through drip-irrigation systems. This development will provide an integrative solution for growth problems, plant diseases and fertilization, whilst maintaining agricultural efficiency and minimizing the damage to the environment. In accordance we suggest:
1) To develop biological and chemical fertilizers which will enhance growth through the improvement of the seedling's root system, thus contributing to their acclimatization in the soil and optimizing nutrient uptake.
2) To develop efficient biological pesticides with proven antagonistic activity against phytopathogenic fungi and bacteria.
3) To characterize the relationship between the stock-scion genotype, soil characteristics and rhizosphere bacteria and their activity.
4) To examine the efficiency of applying biological and chemical growth enhancers through drip irrigation systems, and their movement and adsorption in the soil under saturated and non-saturated conditions, using field experiments and numerical models.