Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16400
Title: Selection for an effective rhizobial inoculant strain for pongamia
Contributor(s): Hartley, Elizabeth (author); Gemell, Greg (author); Hartley, Jade (author); Herridge, David  (author)orcid ; Bodapati, Naidu (author); Mackay, Marshall (author)
Publication Date: 2014
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16400
Abstract: Pongamia ('Millettia pinnata') is a leguminous tree grown for seed oil in sub-tropical and tropical Australia. It has no known diseases, is tolerant of salt and drought conditions and produces large seeds containing 27-34% oil. Oil yields of 2 t/ha/yr are possible (Williams and Gresshoff2006). Pongamia is reported to establish symbiosis with several species of rhizobia and bradyrhizobia (Biswas et al. 2013). This study involved screening of root-nodule bacteria for symbiotic effectiveness with pongamia. There is currently no commercial rhizobial inoculant for pongamia in Australia, although recent literature states that soybean strain CB1809 is suitable (Scott et a1. 2008). A highly effective inoculant for pongamia would offset the need for application of nitrogen fertiliser and reduce the cost of establishment and ongoing plantation nutrient management.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 17th Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference - N2 fixation: reaping the benefits of basic and applied research, Adelaide, Australia, 28th September - 2nd October, 2014
Conference Details: 17th Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference - N2 fixation: reaping the benefits of basic and applied research, Adelaide, Australia, 28th September - 2nd October, 2014
Source of Publication: 17th Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference Proceedings, p. 113-115
Publisher: Australian Society for Nitrogen Fixation
Place of Publication: Adelaide, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 070306 Crop and Pasture Nutrition
050303 Soil Biology
070302 Agronomy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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