Academic Literature

Dive into the publications that our experts, and those within the Acadian Open Academy, have participated in to further uncover the power of seaweed extracts as active ingredients in novel technology.

June 29, 2021 / Academic Literature

ABSTRACT: Alkaline extract of the seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum stimulates arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and their endomycorrhization of plant roots

Ascophyllum nodosum extracts (ANE) are well-established plant biostimulants that improve stress tolerance and crop vigour, while also having been shown to stimulate soil microbes. The intersection of these two stimulatory activities,...

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March 8, 2021 / Academic Literature

ABSTRACT: Biomass and height of Ascophyllum nodosum after two decades of continuous commercial harvesting in eastern Canada.

With the increasing demand for seaweed resources worldwide, management must ensure that the harvest of wild seaweed stocks is sustainable. We evaluate the impact of over 25 years of commercial...

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August 6, 2019 / Academic Literature

ABSTRACT: Metabolic and transcriptional changes associated with the use of Ascophyllum nodosum extracts as tools to improve the quality of wine grapes (Vitis vinifera cv. Sangiovese) and their tolerance to biotic stress

BACKGROUND: Recent studies report that Ascophyllum nodosum extracts, once applied on the canopy of different crops, deliver positive effects, increasing yield, inducing tolerance to biotic stress, and improving the quality...

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July 26, 2019 / Academic Literature

ABSTRACT: A commercial seaweed extract structured microbial communities associated with tomato and pepper roots and significantly increased crop yield

Seaweeds have been used as a source of natural fer-tilizer and biostimulant in agriculture for centuries. However, their effects on soil and crop root micro-biota remain unclear. Here, we used...

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December 22, 2017 / Academic Literature

ABSTRACT: Effects of a biostimulant derived from the brown seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum on ripening dynamics and fruit quality of grapevines

Most modern and traditional grape-growing regions are facing challenging times due to the unpredictability of weather conditions and warming trends. Innovative and sustainable tools such as seaweed-based biostimulants may play...

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August 22, 2016 / Academic Literature

ABSTRACT: Thermal imaging of soybean response to drought stress: the effect of Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed extract

Previous experiments have demonstrated positive effect of Acadian® extract of Ascophyllum nodosum on plant stress-resistance, however the mode of action is not fully understood. The aim of this study was...

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February 28, 2014 / Academic Literature

ABSTRACT: Pre-harvest treatment of spinach with Ascophyllum nodosum extract improves post-harvest storage and quality

Fresh spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) leaves contain high concentrations of beneficial phytochemicals. How-ever, spinach does not store well and is highly perishable especially during handling and post-harvest storage. In this...

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October 9, 2013 / Academic Literature

ABSTRACT: Ascophyllum extract application can promote plant growth and root yield in carrot associated with increased root-zone soil microbial activity

Acadian Seaplants Ltd., 30 Brown Avenue, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada B3B 1X8 (e-mail:; and 2Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 32 Main Street, Kentville, Nova Scotia,...

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March 16, 2013 / Academic Literature

Effects of Ascophyllum nodosum extract application in the nursery on root growth of containerized white spruce seedlings 

In this preliminary study, Picea glauca seedlings were root drenched with a commercial liquid extract of Ascophyllum nodosum in finisher fertilizer (8N–20P–30K) at the following rates: 1:500, 1:250, 1:125, and...

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