Bacillus strains useful in improving vegetal mulch technology trough bio-activation

Oana-Alina Sicuia, F Oancea, Florica Constantinescu, Sorina Dinu, Petruţa Călina, Cornea
2012 Romanian Biotechnological Letters   unpublished
Mulching represents a profitable technological step in crop production. Beside benefits, vegetal mulching technologies trigger also some phytosanitary risks. This disadvantage can be prevented trough bio-activation of the vegetal mulch by adding antagonistic beneficial bacteria. Three Bacillus strains were selected and used as bio-active agents in vegetal mulch, based on their antifungal properties and biofertilizer activity. The selected strains were analyzed for traits related with plant
more » ... h promotion and biocontrol of some fungal diseases. The results proved that the strains are competitive soil bacteria which can be successfully used for bio-activate the vegetal mulch.