TT No. 512: MPOB Breeding Information System (MPOB-BIS)

The MPOB Breeding Information System (MPOB-BIS) was developed for efficient handling of data for oil palm breeding (Figure 1). The integration and sharing of data from various sites are facilitated and made more systematic. MPOB-BIS comprises data entry, record checking, data analysis and data storage. Reports are produced intabular form together with statistical outputs. MPOB-BIS […]

TT No. 511: Motorised Vessel with Fast Media Transfer (MoVeFast)

MPOB motorised vessel (5-10 litres capacity) for multiplication of oil plam tissue cultures has been develop (Tarmizi et al., 2009) and is being used routinely. It is an economical and practical method for culturing cell aggregates in larger working volumes of liquid media for increased production. However, there is still a need for the vessel to […]

TT No. 510: Phlebia GanoEF3 Powder as Biological Control of Ganoderma Disease in Oil Palm

Biological control agents (BCA) using fungal antagonists have gained considerable attention as a viable alternative to chemical control (Papavizas,1985). Ganoderma disease can be controlled by many species of beneficial microbes including fungi, bacteria and actinomycetes. In vitro study showed that a pure culture of the endophytic fungus Phlebia GanoEF3 was capable in inhibiting the growth of Ganoderma boninense and effectively used in […]

TT No. 509: Amphinema GanoEF2 Powder as Biological Control of Ganoderma Disease in Oil Palm

Over the past years, microorganisms have been isolated and tested as biological control agents against diseases caused by soil borne plant pathogens. It was reported (Noor Haida and Idris et al.,2009) that conidial suspension of GanoEF2 has the potential in suppressing Ganoderma infection in oil palm seedlings. A study was conducted to develop Amiphinema GanoEF2 into powder formulation for controlling Ganoderma disease […]

TT No. 508: Biofertiliser Hendersonia GanoEF as Biological Control Of Ganoderma in Oil Palm

The biofertiliser, ‘microbial inoculants’ comprised of microbial inoculants or assemblages of living microorganisms which exert direct or indirect benefits on plant growth and crop yield through different mechanisms (Fuentes-Ramirez and Caballero_mellado,2005). It can be generally defined as preparations containing live or latent cells of efficient strain of nitrogen-fixing, phosphate solubilising (either bacteria, fungi or algae) […]