Bio-stimulants are showing growing success and are gradually replacing synthetic fertilizers in agriculture. Wood distillate (WD), also known as wood vinegar or pyroligneous acid, is a by-product of biomass pyrolysis and is increasingly used as a bio-stimulant for crop production. The purpose of this work was to test two types of WD utilizations: (i) pure WD (from BioDea®) and (ii) WD combined with 3% soy lecithin and 5% flavonoid-rich wood glycolic extract (BF; BioDea Flavor®), at concentrations of 0.25% and 0.50%. Our results indicate that foliar applications of both WD and BF increased chlorophyll content, biomass, and starch content in the treated lettuce, while WD, at a concentration of 0.50%, also increased glucose and fructose content. All the treatments were found to be safe, as neither of them showed a significant increase in the content of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in lettuce.

Bio-Based Solutions for Agriculture: Foliar Application of Wood Distillate Alone and in Combination with Other Plant-Derived Corroborants Results in Different Effects on Lettuce (Lactuca Sativa L.) / Fedeli, Riccardo; Vannini, Andrea; Guarnieri, Massimo; Monaci, Fabrizio; Loppi, Stefano. - In: BIOLOGY. - ISSN 2079-7737. - 11:3(2022), p. 404. [10.3390/biology11030404]

Bio-Based Solutions for Agriculture: Foliar Application of Wood Distillate Alone and in Combination with Other Plant-Derived Corroborants Results in Different Effects on Lettuce (Lactuca Sativa L.)

Vannini, Andrea;
2022

Abstract

Bio-stimulants are showing growing success and are gradually replacing synthetic fertilizers in agriculture. Wood distillate (WD), also known as wood vinegar or pyroligneous acid, is a by-product of biomass pyrolysis and is increasingly used as a bio-stimulant for crop production. The purpose of this work was to test two types of WD utilizations: (i) pure WD (from BioDea®) and (ii) WD combined with 3% soy lecithin and 5% flavonoid-rich wood glycolic extract (BF; BioDea Flavor®), at concentrations of 0.25% and 0.50%. Our results indicate that foliar applications of both WD and BF increased chlorophyll content, biomass, and starch content in the treated lettuce, while WD, at a concentration of 0.50%, also increased glucose and fructose content. All the treatments were found to be safe, as neither of them showed a significant increase in the content of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in lettuce.
Bio-Based Solutions for Agriculture: Foliar Application of Wood Distillate Alone and in Combination with Other Plant-Derived Corroborants Results in Different Effects on Lettuce (Lactuca Sativa L.) / Fedeli, Riccardo; Vannini, Andrea; Guarnieri, Massimo; Monaci, Fabrizio; Loppi, Stefano. - In: BIOLOGY. - ISSN 2079-7737. - 11:3(2022), p. 404. [10.3390/biology11030404]
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