ISSN: 1659-2751



Adaptation of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Organic Production Systems


The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of endophytic fungi, and leachates of banana inflorescence, on the promotion of plant growth of rice plants in the System of Rice Intensification (SRI). Single plants, 21 days old, were inoculated with the treatments, for 15 minutes before transplanting into the field: Trichoderma atroviride, Paecilomyces lilacinus, leachates of banana inflorescence, and the control, which was inoculated only with tab water. For the variables numbers of suckers, height, and diameter of the plant there were significant differences between the treatments (p<0.05), with the best treatments Trichoderma and the leachates. For the accumulation of fresh biomass, statistical differences were detected between the treatments. Again the best treatments were the plants treated with the Trichoderma treatment with 180.6 g, and the leachates of banana inflorescence which had a fresh biomass of 183.2 g, as compared to the control with just 162.5 g. The accumulation of biomass was higher in the stem and leaves (p<0.05), Trichoderma treated plant parts weighed 162.5 g and those treated with the leachates 159.7 g, as compared to the control with 143.9 g.

Key words: endophytic fungi, banana leachates, System of Rice Intensification (SRI), Trichoderma atroviride.

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