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Interaction between fungi mycorrhiza and Treflan herbicide on root colonization of clover (Trifolium repens)

Ebrahim Shirmohammadi, Mojtaba Khaje, Hassan Shahgholi, Ghasem Hosein Talaei, Hosein Goudarzifar

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.5(2), 499-507, August 2014


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There is little information on the issues such as interaction between mycorrhiza fungi and herbicide application and their effects on plant growth. Therefore, factorial experiment was arranged in completely randomized design with three replications in Shahrood University of Technology in 2013. Experimental factors were combination of two factors: (1) non mycorrhiza (control), Glommus mosseaeand Glommus intraradices as mycorrhiza inoculums. (2) Herbicide treatments included four levels of Treflan (0, 1000, 1500 and 2000 g a.i. ha-1). The results showed that soil inoculated with mycorrhiza, increased dry weight shoot and root, fresh weight shoot and root, root and shoot height and colonization[%] of Trifolium repensin the low herbicide concentrations (1000 g a.i. ha-1) as compared to non-inoculated treatments significantly. Based on our results, mycorrhiza fungi can alleviate crop stress due to low doses of Treflan injury through increasing of plant growth.


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Interaction between fungi mycorrhiza and Treflan herbicide on root colonization of clover (Trifolium repens)

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