Enhancement of tomato plant growth and productivity in organic farming by agri-nanotechnology using nanobubble oxygation

Wu, Y., Lyu, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-5162-8103, Yue, B., Tonoli, E. ORCID: 0000-0001-9774-1048, Verderio, E.A.M. ORCID: 0000-0001-9153-8997, Ma, Y. and Pan, G. ORCID: 0000-0003-0920-3018, 2019. Enhancement of tomato plant growth and productivity in organic farming by agri-nanotechnology using nanobubble oxygation. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 67 (39), pp. 10823-10831. ISSN 0021-8561

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Abstract

Development of technology to improve the mineralization of organic fertilizer and to enhance crop production is essential to achieve the transition from traditional farming to eco-friendly organic farming. Nanobubble oxygation (NB) was employed to compare with traditional pump aerated oxygation (AW) and a control group through both soil incubation and soil column experiments. Plant-available N and P contents in the NB treatment group were higher than that in the AW and control groups. Enzymatic activities including β-1,4-N-acetyl-glucosaminidase, phosphatase, α-1,4-glucosidase, β-1,4-xylosidase, peroxidase, and phenol oxidase were significantly higher in both oxygation groups compared with the control. The soil microbial biomass, activity, and diversity were also significantly improved due to the oxygation treatment. Additionally, the microbial metabolic functions were shifted in both oxygation treatments compared with the control group. The final tomato yield increase from the NB treatment group was 23%, and that from the AW treatment 17%, compared with the control.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Creators: Wu, Y., Lyu, T., Yue, B., Tonoli, E., Verderio, E.A.M., Ma, Y. and Pan, G.
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Date: 2 October 2019
Volume: 67
Number: 39
ISSN: 0021-8561
Identifiers:
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10.1021/acs.jafc.9b04117DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 11 Sep 2019 15:31
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2019 07:25
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37641

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