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The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Formerly known as Imperial Council of Agricultural Research, it was established on 16 July 1929 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in pursuance of the report of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. The ICAR has its headquarters at New Delhi.

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Production technology of coir pith cake formulation of Trichoderma harzianum  [2013]

Chandra Mohanan, R.; Prabha, K.Peter; Sharadraj, K.M;

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Low cost formulations and delivery system are necessary for wide adoption of bio-control of plant diseases using microbial antagonists. Though several plantation crops wastes/by-products including coir pith are used for multiplication of Trichoderma species, no attempt has been made so far to develop a low cost commercial product with long shelf life and high population of antagonist. A technology has been developed to prepare a commercial product viz., Trichoderma coir pith cake (TCPC)using maida flour and Trichoderma harzianum biomass. It has been found that dried TCPC packed in polythene bags can be stored at room temperature (26-30 °C) for 10 months with high level of T. harzianum population. Through a simple activation process of moistening the dried TCPC and incubating under room temperature for 2 days, luxurious growth of Trichoderma covering the entire product was obtained and thus the population could be increased to a very high level. Mean T. harzianum population in dry TCPC after 10 months of storage was found to be 5.0x106 CFU g–1 which has increased to 14.4x106 CFU g-1 on activation. Though the population after one year could be increased from 1.6x106 CFU g-1 in dry TCPC to 5.2x106 in activated, it is ideal to recommend a shelf life period of 10 months while commercializing the product. The new, simple and low cost technology developed, thus, clearly indicates that coir pith, a waste from coconut industry can be made into value added and en
vironment friendly commercial product for management of plant diseases. Several such products can be commercially prepared for different microbial bioagents following this production technology.
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Journal of Plantation Crops
ISSN : 0304-5242

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Language:
English
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
2016
Volume:
41
Issue:
2
Start Page:
214
End Page:
218
All titles:
"Production technology of coir pith cake formulation of Trichoderma harzianum"@eng
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Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
2016
Volume:
41
Issue:
2
Start Page:
214
End Page:
218
All titles:
"Production technology of coir pith cake formulation of Trichoderma harzianum"@eng