An investigation carried out by specialists from INTA and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences – National University of Córdoba – confirmed that the use of rhizobacteria promotes root growth and peanut crop yield. These findings constitute a valuable contribution to peanut production systems because they constitute an alternative to reduce the use of synthetic inputs.
The province of Córdoba is recognized as the main producer of peanuts in Argentina, since it concentrates more than 80% of the planted area and 92% of the grain processing industries nationwide. With an increasingly demanding market regarding grain quality, a team of researchers –from INTA and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, National University of Córdoba– advances in the study on the use of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR, for its acronym in English), because they constitute an alternative to reduce the use of synthetic inputs and promote improvements in crop yields in line with current economic and environmental demands. "Despite the known benefits that PGPR produce on crops, the information regarding their effects on peanut crops is limited, which suggests the development of a greater number of investigations, especially in field conditions," said Ricardo Haro. , INTA peanut cultivation specialist at the Manfredi Agricultural Experimental Station. For years, ...
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