African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6652

Full Length Research Paper

Trichoderma asperellum (UFT201) functions as a growth promoter for soybean plant

Aloisio Freitas Chagas Junior
  • Aloisio Freitas Chagas Junior
  • Department of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Federal University of Tocantins (UFT), Rua Badejós, CEP 7740-2970 Gurupi, Tocantins, Brazil.
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Lillian França Borges Chagas
  • Lillian França Borges Chagas
  • Department of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Federal University of Tocantins (UFT), Rua Badejós, CEP 7740-2970 Gurupi, Tocantins, Brazil.
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Brigitte Sthepani Orozco Colonia
  • Brigitte Sthepani Orozco Colonia
  • Department of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Federal University of Tocantins (UFT), Rua Badejós, CEP 7740-2970 Gurupi, Tocantins, Brazil.
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Luciane de Oliveira Miller
  • Luciane de Oliveira Miller
  • Department of Phytopathology, JCO Fertilizers and Bioproducts Company, CEP 4780-1651 Vila Nova, Barreiras, Bahia, Brazil.
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José Claudio de Oliveira
  • José Claudio de Oliveira
  • Department of Phytopathology, JCO Fertilizers and Bioproducts Company, CEP 4780-1651 Vila Nova, Barreiras, Bahia, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 27 February 2019
  •  Accepted: 05 August 2019
  •  Published: 31 October 2019

Abstract

This work is aimed at evaluating the efficiency of Trichoderma asperellum, UFT 201 as a growth promoter of soybean plant in the Cerrado biome in Tocantins, Brazil. Two field experiments were performed in two different cities using different concentrations (1, 2, 3 and 4 kg ha-1) (Porto Nacional and Formoso do Araguaia). For inoculation treatments with Trichoderma asperellum UFT 201 (comprising the granulated product), there were differences between the doses, with positive results for treatments with doses of 2 to 4 kg ha-1. In two experiments, a dose of 2 kg ha-1was recommended, with similar results to the highest doses used. The strain of T. asperellum UFT 201 can be recommended as a plant growth promoter in soybean.

Key words: Bioagent, bioinducer, growth promoter, Glycine max.