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Evaluation of Application Methods of Plant Growth Promoting Fungi (PGPF) on Plant Attributes of Wheat

Azher Hameed AL-TAIE, Noor Khadhum AL-ZUBAIDI, Arshad JAVAID


The present study was carried out to evaluate application methods of plant growth promoting fungi (PGPF) namely Aspergillus niger AD1 and Trichoderma hamatum T-113, on growth and yield of wheat var. Ibaa99 both in pots and under field conditions. Application methods included PGPF loaded with peatmos then used it at a rate of 100, 150, and 200 mL pot-1 or m-2 in filed soil; seed treatment (coating) with PGPF suspension 19×107, soil treatment and combination of all the three methods. Wheat was sown in pots and field plots during 2016-2017 growing season and data regarding various growth and yield attributes were recorded.  According to the results in both pot and field trials, it was concluded that the best treatments for the highest plant growth and yield attributes were peatmos 150 mL alone or in combination with soil and seed treatments.  The soil physiochemical parameters were also improved after inoculation with PGPF in different methods of application compared with un-inoculated control treatment in both pot and field conditions.


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