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Dual roles of spent mushroom substrate on soil improvement and enhanced drought tolerance of wheat Triticum aestivum

Liang, Song and Chiu, Siu-Wai (2007) Dual roles of spent mushroom substrate on soil improvement and enhanced drought tolerance of wheat Triticum aestivum. Poster at: 3rd QLIF Congress: Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems, University of Hohenheim, Germany, March 20-23, 2007.

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Summary

This study examines the effects of the spent substrate of oyster mushroom (SMS) for growing wheat at different drought conditions. The SMS not only served as the sole fertilizer to produce normal growth and grain yield of wheat but also improved the soil quality after harvest to raise the soil organic matter, maintain the soil alkalinity and increase field capacity unlike the synthetic fertilizer amendment. Simultaneously, SMS treatment enhanced drought tolerance of wheat by enabling germination at 8.5% soil water content and completing sexual reproduction to grain production even at 6.3% soil water content.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:drought, spent mushroom substrate, soil remediation, wheat
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2007: 3rd QLIF Congress > 3 Crop production / soil management
Related Links:http://orgprints.org/10417/
Deposited By: Liang, Song
ID Code:9725
Deposited On:14 Apr 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:The final version of this paper is published in:
Niggli, Urs; Leifert, Carlo; Alföldi, Thomas; Lück, Lorna and Willer, Helga, Eds. (2007) Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of the European Integrated Project Quality Low Input Food (QLIF). http://orgprints.org/10417/ Printed copies may be ordered from the FiBL Shop at www.shop.fibl.org.

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