Université de Neuchâtel

Bio-inoculation of yerba mate seedlings (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hill.) with native plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria : a sustainable alternative to improve crop yield

Bergottini, Veronica M ; Otegui, M. B ; Sosa, D. A ; Zapata, P. D ; Mulot, Matthieu ; Rebord, Maxime ; Zopfi, Jakob ; Wiss, F ; Benrey, Betty ; Junier, Pilar

In: Biology and fertility of soils, 2015, vol. 51, no. 6, p. 749-755

In this study, the role of native plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) as bio-inoculants was assessed as an alternative to ameliorate Ilex paraguariensis St. Hill. growth in nursery comparing poorer (soil) versus richer (compost) substrates. Twelve rhizospheric strains isolated from yerba mate plantations were evaluated in vitro for their potential as PGPRs. Three isolates,...