Impact of Coherent Laser Irradiation on Germination and Mycoflora of Soybean Seeds—Innovative and Prospective Seed Quality Management

Agnieszka Klimek-Kopyra , Joanna Dłużniewska , Anna Ślizowska , Jan Dobrowolski


Laser irradiation is considered a new technology in agriculture; however, the success of irradiation depends on the selection of precise parameters for the light source and exposure. In this study, the impact of laser stimulation on germination and the occurrence of mycoflora in soybean seeds was assessed. The following factors were considered: (1) irradiation using blue and red coherent lights, (2) irradiation of seeds only (a), use of Bradyrhzobium japonicum vaccine only (b), and irradiation of the seeds plus the Bradyrhzobium japonicum vaccine (c). The germination index, seedling weight and seeds infected by fungus were determined. It was found that the laser treatment of seeds increased germination and seedling weight. Laser irradiation affected the abundance of species Phoma glomerata, Botrytis cinerea, Rhizopus nigricans and Gliocladium roseum. The use of blue laser (LB—514 nm) reduced the number of the non-pathogenic species, R. nigricans and G. roseum.
Author Agnieszka Klimek-Kopyra (FoAaE / DoAaPP)
Agnieszka Klimek-Kopyra,,
- Department of Agroecology and Plant Production
, Joanna Dłużniewska (FoAaE / DoMaB)
Joanna Dłużniewska,,
- Department of Microbiology and Biomonitoring
, Anna Ślizowska (FoAaE / IoPP)
Anna Ślizowska,,
- Institute of Plant Production
, Jan Dobrowolski - University of Science and Technology (AGH)
Jan Dobrowolski,,
Journal seriesAgriculture (Switzerland), [Agriculture (Switzerland)], ISSN 2077-0472, e-ISSN 2077-0472, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.65
Article number314
Keywords in Englishsustainable crop production; laser radiation; fungi; soybean
ASJC Classification1102 Agronomy and Crop Science; 1106 Food Science; 1110 Plant Science
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Impact of Coherent Laser Irradiation on Germination and Mycoflora of Soybean Seeds—Innovative and Prospective Seed Quality Management of 31-07-2020
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper) [Not active]: 2018 = 1.272; WoS Impact Factor: 2019 = 2.072 (2)
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Wkład autorówConceptualization, A.K.-K. and J.W.D.; Formal analysis, J.D., A.K.-K., A.S.; Funding ´ acquisition, J.D.; Investigation, A.K.-K., J.D., A.S.; Writing—original draft, A.K.-K., J.D.; Writing—review & editing, ´ A.K.-K. and J.D. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.
FinansowanieThis research was funded by the Ministry of Education.
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