The use of integrated pest management is a valid alternative to conventional chemical treatments. This study was carried out to evaluate the effects of Brassica carinata seed meals amendment, combined with solarization, on soil activity and lettuce cultivation. B. carinata seed meals pellets are biofumigant plant tissues originated as byproducts of the biodiesel industry. Microbiological data combined with lettuce production results suggest that, after biofumigation, soil microbial communities change toward a new equilibrium that creates better root plant conditions to improve high lettuce yields. Moreover, Brassica seed meals, combined with solarization, preserved soil microflora against detrimental effects of heating, as revealed by enzymatic and functional analysis.
|Autori:||Pane, C.;Villecco, D.;Pentangelo, A.;Lahoz, E.;Zaccardelli, M.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Titolo:||Integration of soil solarization with Brassica carinata seed meals amendment in a greenhouse lettuce production system|
|Rivista:||ACTA AGRICULTURAE SCANDINAVICA SECTION B-SOIL AND PLANT SCIENCE|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|