TT No. 447: MPOB Auto Lysimeter System (auto lys) for Leaching Studies

Fertilizer management practices are very important in oil palm cultivation for high yield production and to minimize negative impact on the environment. Nutrients applied as fertilizers are subjected to losses in the dissolved from via surface runoff, erosion, vocalization, leaching and fixation in the soil. For example, higher rates of fertilizer application per unit area […]

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 […]