Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19972
Title: Inoculant production and quality control
Contributor(s): Deaker, R (author); Hartley, E (author); Gemell, G (author); Herridge, David (author); Karanja, N (author)
Publication Date: 2016
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19972
Abstract: The manufacture of high-quality inoculants increases the potential for maximum nitrogen fixation in inoculated legumes (see Chapters 1, 5, 8 and 10). If legume inoculation is successful, the inoculant strain will colonise the rhizosphere and compete with resident soil rhizobia for nodulation sites on the host legume root. Researchers too must prepare high quality inoculants for experimental field trials, similar to those described in Chapter 8. Large-scale production of high-quality legume inoculants is complex. It requires expert skills in aseptic handling of rhizobia, an understanding of the conditions in which rhizobia grow and survive, research and development to find suitable carrier materials for inoculant formulation, and a program of quality control and quality assurance to maintain the manufacturing process and product integrity. There are several other publications describing methods involved in legume inoculant quality control; comprehensive texts have been published by Vincent (1970) and Somasegaran and Hoben (1994).
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Working with rhizobia, p. 167-186
Publisher: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Place of Publication: Canberra, Australia
ISBN: 9781925436181
9781925436174
Field of Research (FOR): 070302 Agronomy
070306 Crop and Pasture Nutrition
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/229636051
http://aciar.gov.au/publication/mn173
Series Name: ACIAR Monograph Series
Series Number : 173
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