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Effect of algae biostimulants on sweet heaven mini tomatoes in protected cultivation

Grant number: 18/18368-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2018
Effective date (End): September 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy
Principal Investigator:Paulo Mazzafera
Grantee:Bruno Santos de Paula
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

There are currently several products that have been called Biostimulants. Several are the basis of algae extracts, for which a number of benefits have been verified, in particular the growth of plants and their production. The present project aims to test two pure extracts of seaweed, that is, without being formulated with nutrients, the most common situation seen in Brazil. One is a liquid extract and another powder, of different origins. It is intended to test them in a mini-tomato in a controlled environment and to verify the effects on productivity and quality of the tomato produced.