Endophytic Biocontrol Agents For The Control of Ganoderma boninense In Oil Palm

2018-02-12T01:43:37Z (GMT) by SIEW LOON CHEONG
This project aimed to investigate the potential of fungal endophytes as biocontrol agents against the oil palm pathogen Ganoderma boninense. The fungal endophytes selected in this study (Aspergillus calidoustous BTF07, Penicillium citrinum BTF08, Trichoderma asperellum T2, Diaporthe phaseolorum MIF01 and Diaporthe phaseolorum WAA02) were found to have good inhibitory activity towards G. boninense. These isolate were selected for biocontrol assessments. It was found that the application of isolate T2 and BTF08, significantly reduced disease symptoms of the infected oil palm seedling by G. boninense.