Chemical industries annually release several new natural and synthetic fertilizer products to help urban trees survive the stresses associated with transplanting. In fact, a 5% failure rate for new transplants withing the first five years is common, and in many cases, it may axceed 25% with the surviving plants not often exhibiting good growth rates. Many Authors report the primary determining factor in the transplanting success in the urban environment is a prompt response of the root system to water and nutrient uptake. It is well known that a correct provision of nutrients during the initial growing phases helps to maximize the fitness of seedlings by facilitating the development of a strong root system that can overcome post-transplanting stresses. Our project is aimed at testing the effects of two commercially-available products (biostimulants), considered alternatives to traditional fertilizers, applied at different concentrations and frequency during the growth season, in order to produce plants that are fit for transplanting into the urban environment. Experiments have been conducted on two species (Platanus x acerifolia and Acer pseudoplatanus), traditionally and frequently used as shading trees in Northern and Central Europe. Treatments were applied on young trees cultivated in greenhouse under standard gorwing conditions. The results of this study can provide precise information and recommendations of new cultivation methods to facilitate the rapid and effective establishment of new plantings in the urban environment.
Short term effect of alternative fertilizers on growth and physiologic performances of London plane and Sycamore / M. Baietto. - In: JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOLOGY. - ISSN 2329-955X. - 2:5(2015), pp. 56-56. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Global Summit on Plant Science tenutosi a San Antonio nel 2015.
|Titolo:||Short term effect of alternative fertilizers on growth and physiologic performances of London plane and Sycamore|
BAIETTO, MANUELA (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||urban arboriculture; drought stress; Platanus spp.; Acer spp.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/03 - Arboricoltura Generale e Coltivazioni Arboree|
Settore AGR/13 - Chimica Agraria
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2329-955X.C1.002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|