Plant Pathol J > Volume 27(2); 2011 > Article
The Plant Pathology Journal 2011;27(2):164-169.
DOI:    Published online June 30, 2011.
Potential for Augmentation of Fruit Quality by Foliar Application of Bacilli Spores on Apple Tree
Choong Min Ryu, Jung Nam Shin, Wang Qi, Mei Ruhong, Eui Joong Kim, Jae Gu Pan
Previous studies have addressed the management of phyllosphere pathogens by leaf and root-associated microbes. The present study evaluated the effect of the foliar application of three strains of Bacillus spp. on plant growth and fruit quality. The application of a bacilli spore preparation significantly improved leaf growth parameters such as leaf thickness and photosynthesis capacity, indicating that bacilli treatment directly promoted leaf growth. In addition, foliar treatment resulted in an improvement in the key indicators of fruit quality including water, glucose, and sucrose contents. The present results suggest that foliar spraying of beneficial bacilli is a potential treatment of wide application for the improvement of apple quality. Foliar application of bacilli preparation as effective plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria broadens the spectrum of their availability for orchard application.
Key Words: apple, bacilli, foliar application, fruit quality, PGPR
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