- Written by Ivan Dulgerov
A researcher from the CPSBB participated in the International Conference COST Action PLANTMETALS in Turkey
Assist. Prof. Dr. Veselin Petrov from the CPSBB took part in the COST Action CA19116 PLANTMETALS Conference “Trace Metal metabolism in Plants”. The event took place in Ankara, Turkey on 31 August – 02 September 2022. Dr. Petrov took part in the conference with a poster presentation on the effects of a biostimulant, based on a highly concentrated Ascophyllum nodosum (brown seaweed) extract, on the growth and development of eggplants and peppers.
The CPSBB team revealed that the biostimulant significantly enhances the yield of both crops in field conditions and induces redistribution of macro and micronutrients including metal elements like Mg, Zn, Cu, Mn. The COST Action CA19116 (Trace metal metabolism in plants – PLANTMETALS) tackles trace metal deficiency or excess in plants from a wide perspective of disciplines including levels in plant physiology, (bio)physics, (bio)(geo)chemistry, molecular genetics, ecology, agronomy and soil science. The action aims at translating knowledge to the needs of farmers and consumers, with inputs from companies.