By: Mirella Sorrentino, Nuria de Diego, Giuseppe Colla, Lukáš Spíchal, Youssef Rouphael and Klára Panzarová
Development of highly effective biostimulants requires an accurate evaluation of the effects of candidate products on morpho-physiological traits of selected crops during different developmental stages and environmental conditions. As conventional screening methods are time consuming, destructive and labour intensive, high-throughput plant phenotyping procedures were recently proposed as effective and high-precision tools for novel product screening.
By: Andrea Colantoni & Sara Rajabihamedani
Department of Agriculture and Forest Sciences, University of Tuscia, Italy
Biostimulants have an outstanding potential for sustainable development of the agricultural sector due to their ability to manage productivity and increase nutrient use efficiency in crop productions.
By: Professor Youssef Rouphael
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are among the more beneficial microorganisms used as biostimulants in agriculture. What makes the use of AMF more widespread than most equally beneficial symbionts is that they are able to establish a symbiosis with almost all higher plants and are able to growth in wide range of climatic conditions.
By: Professor Giuseppe Colla
Protein hydrolysates (PHs) are a group of plant biostimulants that are produced by enzymatic and/or chemical hydrolysis and contain a mixture of peptides and amino acids. They may also contain other compounds that may contribute to their biostimulant action, such as carbohydrates, phenols, mineral elements, phytohormones and other organic compounds.