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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Use of Biopreparations as Seed Dressings

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Department of Machinery Exploitation and Management of Production Processes, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Akademicka 13, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
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Department of Agrobiotechnology, Koszalin University of Technology, Racławicka 15–17, 75-620 Koszalin, Poland
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, Koszalin University of Technology, Śniadeckich 2, 75-453 Koszalin, Poland
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Department of Agricultural Machinery, University of Ruse, Studentska 8, 7017, Ruse, Bulgaria
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Department of Machines and Production Biosystems, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia
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Agriculture 2020, 10(4), 90; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture10040090 (registering DOI)
Received: 19 February 2020 / Revised: 16 March 2020 / Accepted: 17 March 2020 / Published: 25 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovative Agronomic Practices for Maximizing Crop Growth and Yield)
In laboratory tests, the effectiveness of water plant extracts obtained from 20 species of herbal plants on the degree of contamination of white mustard seeds (Sinapis alba L.) by fungal and bacterial pathogens was evaluated. The analysis showed that the contamination of the tested seed material was statistically significantly influenced by the plant species from which the biopreparations were obtained. However, there were no significant differences in the method of preparation of extracts for the examined traits. The tested natural preparations had a different effect on limiting the superficial growth of bacteria and fungi on seeds. However, infusion and macerate obtained from the bark of Salix alba L. were the most effective in limiting the contamination with both bacterial and fungal pathogens. The number of seeds infected with fungi after the application of these preparations was 24.25% on average, whereas in the case of bacterial colonization of the tested material, the value of this indicator was 1.00% on average. View Full-Text
Keywords: bacteria; fungi; plant extracts; white mustard bacteria; fungi; plant extracts; white mustard
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Kocira, S.; Hara, P.; Szparaga, A.; Czerwińska, E.; Beloev, H.; Findura, P.; Bajus, P. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Use of Biopreparations as Seed Dressings. Agriculture 2020, 10, 90.

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