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Raphanus sativus, Biological, Fungi, Vegetables, Quality


The fungus Trichoderma harzianum is a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution for use in agriculture. Its application stimulates the growth of radish microgreens, a short-cycle crop, standing out as an agricultural practice that meets the growing demand for healthier crops. This study aimed to evaluate the use of Trichoderma harzianum on the growth and quality of radish microgreens. The research was conducted in a greenhouse, using a completely randomized experimental design (CRD) with three treatments and eight replications. The treatments included a control, the application of the fungus on the seeds, and the application of the fungus on the substrate. The phytotechnical and post-harvest characteristics were evaluated. The application of the Trichoderma harzianum to the substrate resulted in a 19.75% increase in yield, a 19.87% increase in the conversion of seed mass into fresh mass, a 2.94% increase in the shoot dry mass, a 2.31% increase in water content, and a 28.29% increase in hypocotyl length compared to the control. The use of Trichoderma harzianum proved to be effective in promoting the growth of radish microgreens.

Author Biographies

João Pedro Junqueira Pedras Zuppardo, Universidade de São Paulo

Universidade de São Paulo, Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil.

Alasse Oliveira Oliveira da Silva, Universidade de São Paulo

Universidade de São Paulo, Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz",  Departamento de Horticultura, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil.

Walleska Silva Torsian, Universidade de São Paulo

Universidade de São Paulo, Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil.

Isabela Scavacini de Freitas, Universidade de São Paulo

Universidade de São Paulo, Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil.

Simone da Costa Mello, Universidade de São Paulo

Universidade de São Paulo, Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil.


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How to Cite

Zuppardo, J. P. J. P., Silva, A. O. O. da, Torsian, W. S., Freitas, I. S. de, & Mello, S. da C. (2024). GROWTH PROMOTION OF RADISH MICROGREENS WITH Trichoderma harzianum INOCULATION. REVISTA DE AGRICULTURA NEOTROPICAL, 11(2), e8633.