TT No. 446: Consortium of Biofertilizing Microbes

Biofertilizer is a substance which contains living microorganisms. When applied to seed, plant surfaces or the soil, the microorganisms in biofertilizer colonize the rhizosphere or the interior of the plant, and promote growth by increasing the supply or availability of the primary nutrients to the host plant. Most biofertilizer contain root nodule bacteria, mycorrhizal fungi and other microorganisms that facilitate nutrients […]

TT No. 444: GanoEF1- A Fungal Biocontrol Agent for Ganoderma in Oil Palm

The manipulation of microbials such as fungi, bacteria, mychorrhiza and axtinomycetes as biocontrol agents (BCAs) is being investigated to control Ganoderma, the causal agent of basal stem rot (BSR) disease of oil palm. The biologica; properties of several antigonistic fungi, namely, Trichoderma (Sariah and Zakaria, 2000; Izzati and Abdullah, 2008), Aspergillus (Shukla and Uniyal, 1989), […]

TT No. 443: GanoEB1- A Bacterial Biocontrol Agent for Ganoderma in Oil Pal

Basal stem rot (BSR) disease can cause considerable damage in oil palm by bisidiomycete fungi identified as Ganoderma spp. (Idris, 1999). Biological control in Ganoderma disease management has been extensively explored in recent years. Biological control is the use of natural or modified organisms, genes and gene products to reduce the effects of plant pathogens and […]

TT No. 442: Ganosken for Early Detection of Ganoderma Infection in Oil Palm

Diagnosis of Ganoderma infection in oil palm is based on the presence of basidiomata of the pathogen on the stem base or frond bases or roots. To conduct various studies on Ganoderma in oil palm, a Ganoderma selective medium (GSM) was developed. The medium was used to isolate the pathogen from any part of the […]