Enhancement in nutrient accumulation and growth of oil palm seedlings caused by PGPR under field nursery conditions

Ahmad Ghazali, Amir Hamzah and Shamsuddin, Zulkifli and Mohd Saud, Halimi and Mahmood, Maziah and Ramlan, Mohd Fauzi (2005) Enhancement in nutrient accumulation and growth of oil palm seedlings caused by PGPR under field nursery conditions. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 36 (15-16). pp. 2059-2066. ISSN 0010-3624

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Abstract

Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) (e.g., Azospirillum and Bacillus spp.) have been reported to enhance growth and fix N2 with several nonleguminous crops. These rhizobacteria have the potential to be applied to oil palm seedlings and, consequently, reduce the cost of nitrogenous fertilizer. The rhizobacteria are also known as a bioenhancer for the ability to increase root growth and enhanced water and nutrient absorption by the host plants. An experiment was carried out in the field nursery station, Federal Land Development Authorities (FELDA), Bukit Mendi, Pahang, Malaysia, to observe the effects of PGPR inoculation on enhanced nutrient accumulation and plant growth (tops and roots) of oil palm seedlings under field nursery conditions. The inoculation process showed positive response in enhancing higher accumulation of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) in the plant tissues, enhanced root dry weight and top growth (dry matter and leaf chlorophyll content) of the host plants under field nursery conditions. Copyright © Taylor & Francis, Inc.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Field nursery; Growth; Nutrient accumulation; Oil palm seedlings; PGPR
Subject:Oil palm - Seedlings - Growth
Subject:Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria
Subject:Plant nutrients
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Agriculture
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
DOI Number:10.1080/00103620500194270
ID Code:18368
Deposited By: Azwana Abdul Rahman
Deposited On:30 Oct 2011 03:59
Last Modified:30 Oct 2011 03:59

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