Evaluation of the anti-germination, phytotoxic, and biostimulant potential of forest residue extracts

Richard Hogue, researcher

Richard Hogue

Researcher, Ph.D.

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Description

The purpose of the project is to evaluate the anti-germination, phytotoxic, and biostimulant potential of five types of forest residue. Biostimulation can be measured in several different ways, but in this study, we will measure it specifically in relation to biometric variables related to growth and yields of agricultural crops.

Depending on the results, a second project will be developed to conduct biochemical and molecular analyses to complement the agronomic tests.

Objective(s)

  • Determine the biostimulant potential of the tested products on seed germination for selected plant species and identify the ideal concentration for obtaining an anti-germination or biostimulant effect
  • Determine whether the products are phytotoxic for the selected plants and identify the maximum concentration that can be applied safely
  • Determine the biostimulant potential of the tested products on growth of selected plant species and identify the ideal concentration for obtaining an anti-germination or biostimulant effect

2018

Project duration

Waste conversion, Fertilizer management, Pest, weed, and disease control

Services

This project will foster the development of new products to help increase the competitiveness of Québec agriculture.

Partner

FPInnovations

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