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A Comparison of Mycorrhizal Use in Organic and Conventional Farming and Effects on Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill....

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Material Information

Title: A Comparison of Mycorrhizal Use in Organic and Conventional Farming and Effects on Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) Seedling Growth
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Palenchar, Jessica
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Mycorrhizie
Organic Farming
Seedling
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: I conducted a study on tomato seedlings, (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv 'Florida 47') to determine the effects of fertilization with an organic fish emulsion and colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizae (AM) Glomus intraradices, G. aggregatum, and G. mosseae on seedling growth. At transplant age (six weeks) the seedlings receiving both the organic fertilizer and mycorrhizal inoculation had the largest above ground biomass and the most true leaves. The seedlings receiving only the fertilizer supplement had the next largest biomass and leaf number, followed by the seedlings receiving just mycorrhizal inoculation. Improved seedling health and biomass for seedlings at transplant could be a benefit for farmers, suggesting that inoculation with inycorrhizae should be used in addition to fertilization. Organic farmers could begin using mycorrhizat inoculation more readily than conventional farmers because organic farming restricts the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, which have been correlated with decreases in mycorrhizat colonization. The results of my study support the idea that mycorrhizal inoculation of seedlings in the greenhouse can improve the quality of transplants and potentially profits for farmers.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jessica Palenchar
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Gilchrist, Sandra

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 P15
System ID: NCFE003427:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003427/00001

Material Information

Title: A Comparison of Mycorrhizal Use in Organic and Conventional Farming and Effects on Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) Seedling Growth
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Palenchar, Jessica
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Mycorrhizie
Organic Farming
Seedling
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: I conducted a study on tomato seedlings, (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv 'Florida 47') to determine the effects of fertilization with an organic fish emulsion and colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizae (AM) Glomus intraradices, G. aggregatum, and G. mosseae on seedling growth. At transplant age (six weeks) the seedlings receiving both the organic fertilizer and mycorrhizal inoculation had the largest above ground biomass and the most true leaves. The seedlings receiving only the fertilizer supplement had the next largest biomass and leaf number, followed by the seedlings receiving just mycorrhizal inoculation. Improved seedling health and biomass for seedlings at transplant could be a benefit for farmers, suggesting that inoculation with inycorrhizae should be used in addition to fertilization. Organic farmers could begin using mycorrhizat inoculation more readily than conventional farmers because organic farming restricts the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, which have been correlated with decreases in mycorrhizat colonization. The results of my study support the idea that mycorrhizal inoculation of seedlings in the greenhouse can improve the quality of transplants and potentially profits for farmers.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jessica Palenchar
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Gilchrist, Sandra

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 P15
System ID: NCFE003427:00001

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