Increased produce quality
Terra Sorb Complex treated Common bean, cv. Oczko, showed significantly increased number of pods.m-2 (+16%), increased number of seeds.m-2 (+20.3%), increased seed yield (g/m2) (+11.2%), decreased 1000 seed weight (g) (-7.5%), seed had an increased protein content (%DM) (+11.4%), no difference in total phenols (mg/g DM) (+26.6%), and increased total flavonoids (mg/g DM) (+65.8%), when averaged across three growing seasons and application timings, compared to untreated control plants. Double spray was most effective.
Outdoor, unprotected, soil grown (brown rendzina subtype), normal agricultural practices, repeated over three consecutive years
Common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris L.
First application at BBCH 12-13, followed by 0 or 1 application at BBCH 61
0.5% at 300L/ha
Changes in biochemistry and yield in response to biostimulants applied in bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.).