Potential of Trichoderma spp. as consistent plant growth stimulators

  title={Potential of Trichoderma spp. as consistent plant growth stimulators},
  author={Margaret A. Ousley and James M. Lynch and John M. Whipps},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
In a series of repeated trials, six Trichoderma spp. strains, applied as a dried powder from a liquid fermentation in molasses/yeast medium, proved to be consistent at promoting the growth of lettuce (Latuca sativa L.) seedlings grown in a peat-sand potting compost in the glasshouse. Strains WT, 92, 20, and 75 at 0.75% or 1% w:w concentrations increased shoot dry weight by up to 26%, although WT did inhibit germination. For example, after 4 days only 13% of seeds sown in WT 1% w:w treated… CONTINUE READING