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Possible agents for organic seed treatment

Radics, László and Ertsey, Anna (2005) Possible agents for organic seed treatment. Poster at: Researching Sustainable Systems - International Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture, Adelaide, Australia, September 21-23, 2005. [Unpublished]

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The quality of seed is the basis of successful organic plant production. Since seed treatment with synthetic chemicals is not allowed in organic farming, it is important to find alternative methods for seed treatment instead of that process. The goal of our research was to find methods that retain good quality of organic seed and assure high field emergence. The experiment consisted of two parts. In the first part, the effects of the chosen materials on germination green pea (Pisum sativum L.) seeds was measured. In the second part, the effect of the chosen materials on the seed-borne fungi Ascochyta sp., and Fusarium moniliforme on corn seed was observed. The chosen methods were warm water, Biokál, Alginit and Vetozán -permitted fertilisers and conditioners in organic farming in Hungary - and oil of thyme. Effects on germination ability were observed in the laboratory and in the field according to international rules (ISTA 2003). The ‘Poisoned agar plate’ method was used to determine the effect of chosen materials on seed-borne fungi. According to our present results, Biokál enhanced germination and thyme oil gave the best inhibition on fungi.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Organic Farming, green pea, maize, oil of thyme, Biokál, Ascochyta sp. Fusarium moniliforme
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference
Related Links:http://orgprints.org/4013/, http://www.isofar.org/adelaide2005, http://orgprints.org/view/projects/int-conf-isofar-2005.html
Deposited By: ISOFAR,
ID Code:4448
Deposited On:15 Nov 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:The paper presented here is the final paper submitted by the authors to the conference Researching Sustainable Systems.
The final edited papers are available with the following publication:
Köpke, Ulrich; Niggli, Urs; Neuhoff, Daniel; Cornish, Peter; Lockeretz, Willie und Willer, Helga, (Hrsg.) (2005) Researching Sustainable Systems. Proceedings of the First Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), Held in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA), 21 – 23 September 2005, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick, and International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o Institute of Organic Agriculture (IOL), DE-University of Bonn. http://orgprints.org/4013/
Distribution: Paper copies may be ordered from FiBL at a cost of 28 Euros plus mailing costs (see FiBL shop at http://www.fibl.org/shop); FiBL order number 1394. A PDF version is available free of charge for ISOFAR members via the member area of www.isofar.org.

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