Application of chlorella vulgaris beijerinck as biostimulant for growing cucumber seedlings in hydroponics

New research by Galiya I. Vildanova, Rezeda Z. Allaguvatova, Dina F. Kunsbaeva, Natalia V. Sukhanova, and Lira A. Gaysina analyses the application of chlorella vulgaris beijerinck as biostimulant for growing cucumber seedlings in hydroponics.

Microscopic algae, including Chlorella vulgaris, has great potential for use in hydroponic systems as natural growth stimulators. The effect of the suspension of an authentic strain of Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck on the length of cucumber shoots and roots, as well as its dry biomass, was studied.

Cucumber seedlings after 14 days of cultivation. (A) Knop medium, (B) Chlorella vulgaris suspension.

During cultivation in a Knop medium with the addition of Chlorella suspension, the length of the shoots was shortened from 11.30 to 8.15 cm, while the length of the roots also decreased from 16.41 to 10.59 cm. At the same time, the biomass of the roots increased from 0.04 to 0.05 g.

The data obtained indicate the positive effect of the suspension of the Chlorella vulgaris authentic strain on the dry biomass of cucumber plants in hydroponic conditions and make it possible to recommend this strain for use when growing plants in hydroponic systems.

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