Ciência e Agrotecnologia
versão impressa ISSN 1413-7054
RESENDE, Maria de Lourdes et al. Corn seed inoculation using Trichoderma harzianum as a growth promoter. Ciênc. agrotec. [online]. 2004, vol.28, n.4, pp. 793-798. ISSN 1413-7054. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-70542004000400010.
The objective of this work was to study the effect of the fungus Trichoderma harzianum as a growth promoter on the corn seeds treated with different fungicides. This experiment was carried out in pots in a greenhouse by adopting the experimental completely randomized design in (3 X 2) factorial scheme, by utilizing the treatments with fungicides: Captan®, Maximim® and control and inoculation (with and without an inoculum) with four replicates. The agronomic characteristics evaluated were: plant height, shoot and root dry matter weight and also the inoculum isolation technique on the rots after sowing. Significant differences were found only for the factor inoculum in the characteristic root dry matter weight. The results obtained revealed that the fungus Trichoderma harzianum stimulated greatest dry matter accumulation in the roots of corn plants and also it was present in the roots of plants from inoculated seeds regardless of the treatment of the seeds with fungicides.
Palavras-chave : Trichoderma harzianum; promoter; growth; corn.