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Research Progress on the Growth-Promoting Effect of Plant Biostimulants on Crops

Qi Lu1,2, Longfei Jin2, Cuiling Tong3, Feng Liu2, Bei Huang2, Dejian Zhang1,2,*

1 College of Horticulture and Gardening, Hubei Key Laboratory of Waterlogging Disaster and Agricultural Use of Wetland, Yangtze University, Jingzhou, 434020, China
2 Institute of Citrus Research, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Taizhou, 318026, China
3 Jingzhou Institute of Technology, Jingzhou, 434025, China

* Corresponding Author: Dejian Zhang. Email: email

Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany 2024, 93(4), 661-679.


A Plant Biostimulant is any substance or microorganism applied to plants to enhance nutrition efficiency, abiotic stress tolerance, and/or crop quality traits, regardless of its nutrient content. The application of Plant biostimulants (PBs) in production can reduce the application of traditional pesticides and chemical fertilizers and improve the quality and yield of crops, which is conducive to the sustainable development of agriculture. An in-depth understanding of the mechanism and effect of various PBs is very important for how to apply PBs reasonably and effectively in the practice of crop production. This paper summarizes the main classification of PBs; The growth promotion mechanism of PBs was analyzed from four aspects: improving soil physical and chemical properties, enhancing crop nutrient absorption capacity, photosynthesis capacity, and abiotic stress tolerance; At the same time, the effects of PBs application on seed germination, seedling vigor, crop yield, and quality were summarized; Finally, how to continue to explore and study the use and mechanism of PBs in the future is analyzed and prospected, to better guide the application of PBs in crop production in the future.


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APA Style
Lu, Q., Jin, L., Tong, C., Liu, F., Huang, B. et al. (2024). Research progress on the growth-promoting effect of plant biostimulants on crops. Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, 93(4), 661-679.
Vancouver Style
Lu Q, Jin L, Tong C, Liu F, Huang B, Zhang D. Research progress on the growth-promoting effect of plant biostimulants on crops. Phyton-Int J Exp Bot. 2024;93(4):661-679
IEEE Style
Q. Lu, L. Jin, C. Tong, F. Liu, B. Huang, and D. Zhang "Research Progress on the Growth-Promoting Effect of Plant Biostimulants on Crops," Phyton-Int. J. Exp. Bot., vol. 93, no. 4, pp. 661-679. 2024.

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