Phonolite associated with organic compound and potassium solubilizing bacteria in tomato cultivation


Revista Ceres




ABSTRACT The use of rock dust in Brazil has been studied and encouraged to reduce the Brazilian dependence on the foreign market for chemical fertilizers and as an alternative to organic agriculture. The objective of this research was to evaluate the effects of using phonolite rock powder and organic compound, associated with inoculation with the potassium solubilizing bacteria (KSB) of the genus Burkholderia on the chemical characteristics of the soil, macro and micronutrients in the aerial part, and tomato productivity. The experiment was installed in pots in a greenhouse, using a randomized block design in a 5 × 2 factorial arrangement, representing five doses of phonolite added in an organic compound, with the presence or absence of inoculation with the strain 100-13. The nutrient contents in the soil and the aerial part and the production of tomato were evaluated. Differences were observed between the doses of the organic compound and the phonolite associated with the inoculation. The treatments containing the highest doses of an organic compound provided better levels of nutrients in the soil and the aerial part, and in the tomato productivity. The inoculation with the bacterial strain improved the release of potassium from the powder of the phonolite rock.

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