Determination of effects of bacteria, mineral fertilizer and their combination on the plant growth of tulip (Tulipa gesneriana L.)

EKİNCİ M., DURSUN A., KOTAN R., Karagöz F. P., KUL R., Kazaz S., ...More

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, vol.3, no.3, pp.233-253, 2017 (Scopus) identifier


© 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.Using biofertiliser in agricultural production has increased lately, in this context; we investigated the effects of four bacteria isolates (Paenibacilluspolymyxa-BI, Pseudomonas putida-BII, Bacillus subtilis-BIII and Kluyveracryocrescens-BIV) and 50% mineral fertilizer reduction with bacteria on plant growth of seven tulip cultivars. In the results, the effects of applications and cultivars were generally significant. With 1/2MF+BIII combination was ensured of shorter sprouting time. The bulb sprouting ratio was observed 97.33% (Jan Reus) and 99.78% (Parade) in varying proportions among the cultivars. The vegetation period had been longest with 1/2MF+BIII and American Dream cultivar. Treated applications showed the highest length and thickness of peduncle increased by 7.82% and 7.86% compared to control. The applications increased the plant height by 7.88% (BI) and the stem diameter by 6.06% (BIII) ratio. Dry matter in perianth increased by 6.30% with 1/2MF+BIV. As a result, the bacterial applications could be advised as fertiliser on plant growth of tulip.