2017, VOLUME 4 ISSUE 1Pages: 176-179
Effect of fungal inoculants on growth and establishment of Gmelina arborea Roxb. in transplantation conditions
Manas Ranjan Panigrahi, Soumya Ranjan Nayak and Nibha Gupta*
*Plant Pathology & Microbiology Division, Regional Plant Resource Centre, Bhubaneswar-51015, Odisha, India
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To evaluate the effect of fungal inoculants, a pot experiment was carried out on 30 days old transplanted seedlings of Gmelina arborea under nursery condition. Transplants were inoculated with seven day old liquid culture of Aspergillus ellipticus, Fusarium incarnatum, Aspergillus aculeatus, Aspergillus candidus, Penicillium species, Alternaria alternata, Penicillium species, Fusarium javanicum, Penicillium cyclopium, Aspergillus flavus separately. Growth of plants were measured in terms of plant height, leaf no, leaf size, biomass, NAR, RGR, LAR after 120 days. Data recorded on growth performance of Gmelina arborea plant exhibited the positive impact of fungal inoculation especially in case of Fusarium incarnatum, Penicillium species, Penicillium cyclopium and Aspergillus flavus over un-inoculated control. Successful establishment after transplantation and improvement in growth over control has been demonstrated well when plants were treated with Aspergillus flavus.