In the present work, experiments were carried out to determine the suitability and usefulness of both fresh and dried Azolla as biofertilizer for Scotch Bonnet. Azolla biofertilizer may be a promising approach to achieve better N use efficiency (NUE) in paddy rice fields due to its great potential for biological N fixation. A field study was conducted to observe the effect of Azolla on rice yield, N uptake and its residual effect on subsequent wheat crop. Azolladeveloped into a thick.

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Temperature and biomass increase were clearly correlated for the Milan and Germany strains whereas the correlation index for the Sweden strain is lower and not significant. Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts.

Both the fresh and dry Azolla increased the marketable fruit yield over the control without fertilizer. Available bibliographical data on its environmental development are principally related to experiments carried out viofertilizer Asian countries [ 1 — 3 ]. Every RGR is calculated on a two-week period, the end of which is reported in -axis.

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By the second half of April, the leaf dimensions of the remaining strains were comparable to those at the outset of the experiment, with the leaves of the Milan strain bigger than those of the Sweden and Germany strains. The female gametophyte protrudes from the megaspore and bears a small number of archegoniaeach containing a single egg.

Biofertilizers are live organisms that continue to provide nutrients while they are living. In the present work, experiments were carried out to determine the suitability and usefulness of both fresh and dried Azolla as biofertilizer for Scotch Bonnet pepper. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In addition, dry Azolla resulted in early anthesis by 3 days over the fertilizer control. It is not tolerant of salinity; normal plants can’t survive in greater than In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.


Results from these preliminary tests allow us to form several conclusions regarding the potential use of this fern.

America’s Wetland Resource Center. The nitrogen-fixing capability of Azolla has led to Azolla being widely used as a biofertiliser, especially in parts of southeast Asia.

Azolla can remove chromiumnickelcopperzincand lead from effluent. They also provide living microorganisms to the soil, producing gums, waxes, and resins that are resistant to decomposition, helping to help bind together soil particles as granules or aggregates. Organic fertilizers are dead organic matter of animal, plant and microbial origin that provides plant nutrients. Fern biomass increased linearly from March 22nd to April 19th 28 daysfollowed by a more rapid growth until April 28th Figure 2.

Less than half of the nitrogen provided by chemical fertilizers are utilized by plants and the remaining nitrogen leaches into the soil and freshwater bodes where causes enormous damage to wildlife. This has led to the plant being dubbed a “super-plant”, as it can readily colonise areas of freshwater, and grow at great speed – doubling its biomass every two to three days.

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Azolla filiculoides strains considered resistant to low temperatures were acquired from the Biofertilizer Germplasm Collections BGC of N 2 fixing organisms of the I. The microspore forms a male gametophyte with a single antheridium which produces eight swimming sperm.

Mats of mature azolla can also be used as a weed-suppressing mulch. Bars represent standard deviation. Means and Standard Deviations of Carbon and Nitrogen contents d. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Indexed in Web of Science. Experiment started on Dec. Biomass increase, rates of ss RGR and survival at winter temperatures of the five strains from Dec.


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The plants are small usually only a few cm across and float, but can be very abundant and form large mats.

During the summer months, numerous spherical structures called sporocarps form biofertilixer the undersides of the branches. The Azolla Cooking and cultivation Project. In all cases, growth proceeded without reaching a surface-limiting condition, where an increase of thickness, due to the leaf growth, could have changed growth dynamics.

It is two millimeters in diameter, and inside are numerous male sporangia. Finally, it should be noted that this study was performed during a relatively cold spring season. Belmont, California, Wadsworth Publishing Co. Studies describe feeding azolla to dairy cattle, pigs, ducks, and chickens, with reported increases in milk production, weight of broiler chickens and egg production of layers, as compared to conventional feed.

Most of the species can produce large amounts of deoxyanthocyanins in response to various stresses, [12] including bright sunlight and extremes of temperature, [13] [14] causing the water surface to appear to be covered with an intensely red carpet. Systematics and Geography of Plants.