Average mass of lettuce head
In contrast to many other trials, here the lettuce plants, though field-grown, were grown under mulch and irrigated to minimize the effects of environmental stress.
Among all the tested application techniques, the best results were observed when the crop received two applications. The first application was on seedlings in seed flats after germination and root system development (required in this case because the bacteria present in Era Boost Pro are rhizospheric bacteria).
The second application was made one month after transplanting in the field.
Applying the product on seedlings in the greenhouse is a very low-cost technique and easy to operationalize. This combination of applications increased the yield of lettuce by 23.4%.
Material and methods
1. Randomized block design, 4 replicates of 20 lettuce plants
2. Lettuce: AAC Champlain
3. 2 applications:
One week after transplanting (0.5 mL/L).
One month after transplanting (1 L/ha).
- The average mass of lettuce increased by 23.4%.