Effets des extraits de compost (EC) fortifiés sur la croissance du soya (Glycine max (L.) Merr.)

Authors: Biron, François
Advisor: Beauchamp, Chantal JeanneChalifour, François-Philippe; N'Dayegamiye, Adrien
Abstract: In organic agriculture, there are few certified products that can be used to favor plant growth. This study was conducted to determine the soluble compounds from water extract of compost (WEC) that could benefit soybean growth. In the presence or the absence of aeration, six composts were macerated into water up to 14 days. Following the characterization of WEC, four were selected, enriched and applied on foliage of soybean grown in sand and watered with a nutrient solution or water. Over time, most soluble mineral salts went into solution, but N could be lost trough denitrification. To enhance mineral contents and minimize N loss, WEC should be produced within two days. When treated with the nutrient solution, the water extract of vermicompost enhanced soybean development, biomasses, and plant mineral contents. This WEC appears to favor plant growth through the provision of soluble growth substances, other than soluble mineral elements.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2010
Open Access Date: 16 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/21367
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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