vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (VAM)

Biofertilizers: Are they here to stay?
Alok Adholeya & Deepak Pant, Biotechnology & Management of Bioresources, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi
in Biotech News, Newsletter of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, Vol II No. 1 February 2007


Effects of Soil Microbial Fertility by Charcoal in Soil
Makoto Ogawa, Kansai Environment Engineering Center, Kansai Electric Power Co. Ltd, UGA Conference 2004

Characteristics and Function of Charcoal

1.Porous substance with high water and air holding capacity; Suitable habitat for some microbes and plant growth, good material for soil amendment, absorption of chemicals and humidity control

2.High alkalinity ; Neutralization of acidic soil and improvement of chemical components of soil and


Current activities of biofertilizer project in Japan
Takuji Ohyama, Faculty of Agriculture, Niigata University

Biofertilizer mailing list
Biofertilizer mailing list has been established for exchanging information among researchers, producers, technicians, farmers, students and people who are interested in biofertilizer in Asia proposed in the last meeting in Bangkok. This list is managed by Project manager Dr. Tsuguo Genka JAIF. There are 73 people in the current list.


Charcoal Application and VAM Inoculation Promote Vine Growth, Yield and Qualtiy of Passion Fruits in Kenya
L. Wamocho, R. Michieka, K. Yamashita, T. Ishii
ISHS Acta Horticulturae 565: VI International Symposium on Temperate Fruit Growing in the Tropics and Subtropics

A field experiment was conducted in 1996/1997 to investigate the effect of charcoal (CH) and vesicular-arbuscular mycorhiza (VAM) inoculation on vine growth, fruit development and quality of passion fruits grown in the field. Plants grown in soils that are low (< 30 ppm) in P content, benefited from root colonisation by VAM. Inoculation of passion fruit cuttings raised in sterilised media inoculated with VAM fungi significantly increased vine growth, yield and quality of fruit. Inoculation with VAM fungi resulted to 100% survival of passion fruit transplants.


Microbial Fertilizers in Japan
Michinori Nishio, National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences, Ibaraki, Japan
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC) for the Asian and Pacific Region

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