Investigation of plant biostimulating properties of feather protein hydrolyzate and the effects on symbiotic microorganisms

Name: Investigation of plant biostimulating properties of feather protein hydrolyzate and the effects on symbiotic microorganisms
Researchers: Baldassarre Švecová Eva (head – principal researcher)
Vosátka Miroslav (member of research team)
Project Type: D - minor international projects and bilateral agreements
Realization from: 2017
Realization to: 2019
Summary: Aim of this project is the development of a new biostimulant based on feather protein hydrolyzate, a waste product that would otherwise be disposed with the negative impact on the environment, which can enhance plant growth and/or stress resistance, and act in synergy with symbiotic microbes and/or promote their growth. Synergistic effects of tested biostimulant and the symbiotic microbes on the growth promotion of wheat will be studied; and the indirect plant mediated effects of biostimulant foliar treatments on root colonization by symbiotic microbes, their functional enzymatic activities and community structure will be determined. The project will increase the awareness of the society on the necessity of development of eco-friendly agricultural products for sustainable crop management, and on the need of biostimulants’ regulation by EU laws.

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