Project Description

In years 2016, 2017 spring frost caused a major plant damage over the large majority of Slovenian teritory which had a strong impact on national economy.With our reserch, we wanted to prove correlation betwen microorganism activity and plants ability to store osmotically active nutrients which could serve as a protection from spring frost. These nutrients form bound water which has a much lower freezing point.In our reaserch we used plants with longer lifespan, for they are most affected by spring frosts and the damage is of larger consequence. Becuse of that we chose vines.We tested the nutrient content of soil, roots and young foliage.The results confirmed our expectations. The plans that were added microorganisms had higher levels of previously mentioned nutrients.