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Influence of biostimulant and substrate volume on root growth and development of scarlet sage (Salvia splendens L.) transplants

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Author(s): Zeljković Svjetlana B. | Parađiković Nada A. | Babić Tamara S. | Đurić Gordana D. | Oljača Rodoljub M. | Vinković Tomislav M. | Tkalec Monika B.

Journal: Journal of Agricultural Sciences
ISSN 1450-8109

Volume: 55;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 29;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: scarlet sage | biostimulant | substrate volume | roots mass | above ground mass

ABSTRACT
The influence of biostimulant and substrate volume on scarlet sage transplants growth and development was examined in this investigation. There was one cultivar of scarlet sage used in trial which was transplanted in pots of two different volumes. Plants were treated with biostimulant (Radifarm) in concentration of 0.25% or left untreated (control). During the trial, root and aboveground fresh and dry mass were recorded. Treatment with biostimulant and bigger substrate volume showed good results by increasing investigated parameters. Investigation shows how biostimulant application to scarlet sage transplants production improves growth and development of root and aboveground mass which is important for faster plant adaptation to stress during transplanting.
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