The effect of different concentrations of mycorrhiza on the performance of ginger ( Zingiber Officinale)

Oh Tsiang Wynn, (2017) The effect of different concentrations of mycorrhiza on the performance of ginger ( Zingiber Officinale). Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An experiment to evaluate the effect of AM (Abuscular Mycorrhiza) on ginger was undertaken at Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sandakan, Sabah from February to December 2017. The topsoil used was autoclaved to remove microorganisms could affect the mycorrhiza performance on the inoculation with ginger roots. The experiment was conducted with 5 treatments (Tl) with no application of mycorrhiza and (T2) with 25 g of mycorrhiza application (T3) with 50 g of mycorrhiza application, (T4) with 75 g of mycorrhiza application and (TS) with 100 g of mycorrhiza application with 5 replicates per treatment. Each concentration was applied at a depth of 10 cm from the surface of the topsoil. Analysis of data was done following one-way ANOVA. The experimental design was arranged following a Completely Randomised Design (CRD) and mean separation was be done using Tukey's Honest Significant Difference (HSD). The parameters that were taken for data analysing are plant height, number of leaves per plant, number of tillers, number of flower, rhizome fresh weight, rhizome dry weight and mycorrhiza root colonisation. Root colonisation showed to have the only parameter with significance. The overall results showed that The T3 and T4 had shown to be the overall best treatment and T2 and TS were the worst performing treatments as compared to Tl. However T3 was the overall best performing treatment as out of the seven parameters taken which are plant height, number of leaves per plant, number of tillers, fresh weight, and colonisation of mycorrhiza parameters except rhizome fresh weight. Mycorrhiza root colonisation showed significant difference as compared to other parameters. External condition played a role in the inoculation of AM on the roots of mycorrhiza as disturbances of soil could disrupt the colonisation of the mycorrhiza with ginger roots. In conclusion, high amounts of mycorrhiza application could improve the inoculation of ginger roots if external disturbances were lessened.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture , AM (Abuscular Mycorrhiza) , mycorrhiza
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2019 05:27
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2019 05:27
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/24010

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