BIODYNAMIC AGRICULTURE - CONCEPT AND EFFECT OF THE APPLICATION OF THE BD PRODUCT 500 ON THE ROOTING OF SOME MINT CUTTINGS

Dan I. VARBAN, Rodica VARBAN, Liviu TOMOS, Marcel M. DUDA, Cristina MOLDOVAN, Sorin MUNTEAN, Raluca Roxana CINCEA, Alexandru B. GHETE, Mihai OLAR

Abstract


Biodynamic agriculture is an advanced organic farming system that relates to cosmic, telluric and human energies, which gives plants a higher vitality as opposed to another plant grown in conventional agriculture. The concept of biodynamic agriculture appeared at the beginning of the 20th century and is developed by the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner. The biodynamic products are marketed under the Demeter logo. Two species of mint were studied: Mentha spicata and Mentha piperita, which were purchased from the discipline of Crop Production within USAMV Cluj. The experience was located in the greenhouse of the Department of Crop Production within USAMV Cluj. The results regarding the percentage of rooted plants indicate that the application of the biodynamic product of Cow pat pit (CPP) (500) influenced the rooting percentage, after 14 days after planting.


Keywords


biodynamic agriculture, Demeter, mint.

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