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The Effects of Condensed Molasses Soluble on the Growth and Development of Rapeseed through Seed Germination, Hydroponics and Field Trials

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Microelement Research Center, Key Laboratory of Arable Land Conservation (Middle and Lower Reaches of Yangtze River), College of Resources and Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Wuhan 430070, China
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National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
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Received: 14 June 2020 / Revised: 29 June 2020 / Accepted: 1 July 2020 / Published: 2 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Crop Production)
Condensed molasses soluble (CMS) has been reported to be rich in mineral nutrients and organic matter. However, the potential of CMS as a new organic fertilizer for crops is poorly understood. In this study, we explored the effects of CMS on seed germination, plant growth and field production of Brassica napus through seed germination, hydroponics and field trials. The results demonstrated that a small amount of CMS (0.05 g L−1) on the basis of normal nutrient supply significantly increased plant biomass, root vigor and root development, and improved the superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity of shoot at the seedling growth stage. Nevertheless, a high concentration of CMS (0.2 g L−1) inhibited plant growth, root development, the activities of peroxidase (POD) and catalase (CAT), and elevated accumulation of malondialdehyde (MDA) in the shoot at the same stage. In the field, exogenous application of CMS as well as chemical fertilizers increased seed yield up to 20% compared with chemical fertilization only. Collectively, our results conclude that the appropriate amount of CMS could promote the growth and development of rapeseed at both seedling and mature stages. Hence, CMS may be used as a new potential organic fertilizer for crop production in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: condensed molasses soluble; oilseed rape; seed germination; vegetative growth; seed yield; organic fertilizer condensed molasses soluble; oilseed rape; seed germination; vegetative growth; seed yield; organic fertilizer
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Li, S.; Zhao, X.; Ye, X.; Zhang, L.; Shi, L.; Xu, F.; Ding, G. The Effects of Condensed Molasses Soluble on the Growth and Development of Rapeseed through Seed Germination, Hydroponics and Field Trials. Agriculture 2020, 10, 260. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriculture10070260

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Li S, Zhao X, Ye X, Zhang L, Shi L, Xu F, Ding G. The Effects of Condensed Molasses Soluble on the Growth and Development of Rapeseed through Seed Germination, Hydroponics and Field Trials. Agriculture. 2020; 10(7):260. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriculture10070260

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Li, Shuang, Xinghai Zhao, Xiangsheng Ye, Limei Zhang, Lei Shi, Fangsen Xu, and Guangda Ding. 2020. "The Effects of Condensed Molasses Soluble on the Growth and Development of Rapeseed through Seed Germination, Hydroponics and Field Trials" Agriculture 10, no. 7: 260. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriculture10070260

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