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Title:
Production and quality control of carrier-based legume inoculants
Author(s):
Imprint:
Andhra Pradesh ICRISAT India IN
Publication date:
1984
Description:
37p.
Series:
ICRISAT Information Bulletin no.17
Summary:
Commerical production of legume inoculants began in 1895 in the USA and UK. In the 1980s they are produced in all continents. Most are used with powdered organic carriers such as peat, although other carriers have shown promise. The bulletin outlines the use of small fermentation vessels for production of Rhizobium inoculant. Inoculant production is explained, with emphasis on quality control measures. Types and suitabilities of various worldwide inoculant carriers are discussed along with treatment and packaging techniques to ensure maximum effectiveness and sterility. Tips on contaminant-free handling in the work-place are included, stressing the need for qualified personnel and suitable basic facilities. Soruces and selection of inoculant strains, and transportation of inoculants, are also considered. Examples of national and priviate bodies governing the manufacture of inoculants are reviewed, and standards for production are suggested. [AS]
Call number:
QR82.R45T5
Contact information:
harvest@worldveg.org

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