Rye (Secale cereale L.) and Plant Probiotics Interaction on Control of Branched Broomrape (Phelipanche ramose) on Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) Sivand and Super Strain B Cultivars

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This greenhouse study was conducted to evaluate the effect of plant probiotics and allelopathic rye on control of branched broomrape in two tomato cultivars. Treatments were arranged in factorial based on a completely randomized design with four replications in research greenhouse of Razi University, Kermanshah. The goal of this study was to determine the susceptibility of tomatoes to attack broomrape, the response of the host plant discharges in the presence of broomrape allelopathic plant rye and the effect of probiotics on tomato growth and reducing broomrape were. Treatments were tomato cultivars Sivand and Super Strain B, plant probiotics isolates of INR7, P2, B71 and E11 and adding plant materials of rye. Results of this study showed that Sivand was more susceptible than Super Strain B to infection by broomrape so that by using rye and B71, E11, INR7 resulted in significant reduction in broomrape infestation. All tested plant probiotics increased the shoot and root weight as well as fruit yield of tomato while adding plant materials of rye had no effect of tomato growth. However, rye only had a slight positive effect on the control of broomrape invasion. Using plant probiotics, particularly INR7, had a significant effect on controlling broomrape and increasing tomato yield.


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