Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira
Print version ISSN 0100-204X
On-line version ISSN 1678-3921
GUIMARAES, Salomão Lima; BALDANI, José Ivo; BALDANI, Vera Lúcia Divan and JACOB-NETO, Jorge. Addition of molybdenum in peat innoculum with diazotrophic bacteria used in two rice cultivars. Pesq. agropec. bras. [online]. 2007, vol.42, n.3, pp.393-398. ISSN 0100-204X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-204X2007000300013.
The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of the inoculation of diazotrophic bacteria associated with the molybdenum in two rice cultivars. Two experiments were performed: the first one was lead under gnotobiotics conditions, using Herbaspirillum seropedicae, strain BR 11417 and Burkholderia sp., strain BR 11340, two doses of molybdenum (1.12 and 2.25 g) and two different sources of Mo - sodium molybdate and ammonium molybdate. The seeds were pelleted with peat containing diazotrophic bacteria and molybdenum. After inoculations were seeds planted in to test tubes with capacity for 120 mL content 60 mL Hoagland solution without nitrogen. Seedlings were harvested after 30 days and plant dry weight was evaluated. The second experiment was held in greenhouse with the same strains, sources and amount of molybdenum. The production and the total N of the rice grains were evaluated. Statistical design was completely randomized with four replication and four plants per pot were planted. Grain production increased with the inoculation in the cultivars IR42 and IAC4440 up to 88 and 57%, respectively.
Keywords : Oryza sativa; Herbaspirillum seropedicae; Burkholderia; sodium molybdate; ammonium molybdate.