This technology transfer offers the potential use of an endophytic gram- positive bacteria; Bacillus spp. as an active ingredient in the development of biopesticide against Ganoderma spp. This is because one of the biggest constraints in oil palm productivity is the challenges faced by pest and diseases (P&D) and among the P&D issues, basal stem rot (BSR) caused by Ganoderma spp. is of economic importance with incidences increasing over the years.
Main Researcher: Dr. Shamala Sundram