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Effect Of Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizae( Vam) On The Yield Of Sweet Pepper

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Dr.A.V.G.S. Prasad
Published Jun 8, 2018

Abstract

Although the majority of horticultural crops are mycorrhiza dependent, the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) inoculation in plant production has been neglected in high-input agriculture. The AMF inoculant was able to establish in the rhizosphere of pepper plants and mycorrhizal inoculation increased yield of spice pepper compared with the non-treated control plants. A simple, feasible and effective protocol for application of AMF biotechnology in horticulture was adopted. The current paper reviews the main aspects of the association between arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi and plants of sweet pepper. Results indicate that preinoculation of pepper transplants with AM fungi improved nutrient uptake and fruit yield.

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