Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 8 No. 6

Inoculation Technology for Trichoderma harzianum during Interaction with Oil Palm Elaeis guineensis Jacq.

Fahimeh Alizadeh1*, Ramin Jannesar2, Alireza Khodavandi1, Abdolla Sadri3 and Elahe Sadat Keshavarz1

1Department of Microbiology, Yasouj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yasouj, Iran. 2Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Yasouj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran. 3Department of Microbiology, Jahrom Branch, Islamic Azad University, Jahrom, Iran.

Received on 06 October 2014 and accepted on 15 November 2014



Plant growth promoting microorganisms are turning their attention to roots to increase yields without causing environmental damage. Those strategies increased need for environmentally friendly agricultural practices to use of fertilizers based on growth promoting microorganisms. The intensive period of research and development started on the interactions between plant and the different growth promoting microorganisms and enhanced agriculture production through the use of bio-fertilizers. The beneficial effect of Trichoderma species is based on their potential for plant growth promotion that makes them useful as bio-fertilizer. Here we show that oil palm empty fruit bunch significantly (P? 0.0001) improved the effectiveness and consistency of T.harzianum inocula during interaction with oil palm. Our inoculation technology for T.harzianum production and of the carrier for the interaction with oil palm was successful to their application and enhanced plant growth.

Keywords : Bio-fertilizer, Empty fruit bunches, Plant growth promoting microorganisms.