Inoculant production for Calliandra calothyrsus Meisn.

Beunard Pierre, Odee David W., Makatiani E., Diouf Diégane, Lesueur Didier. 2003. Inoculant production for Calliandra calothyrsus Meisn.. In : Evaluation and use of the biodiversity of the microsymbionts of #Calliandra calothyrsus# to optimise fodder production within small-scale framing systemes in the humid zone : EU Project N°. IC18-CT97-0194. Pottinger A.J. (ed.), Lesueur Didier (ed.). European commission, CIRAD-Département Forêts. Bruxelles : European Commission, pp. 42-48.

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Autre titre : Production d'inoculat pour Calliandra calothyrsus Meisn.

Abstract : The use of inoculants usually lies at the heart of any program of improvement in biological nitrogen fixation. However, importing inoculants into many tropical countries is restricted because of the expense and deterioration of inocula during transfer. Simple methodologies for production of quality inoculants are presented along with results obtained in Africa using a modular system designed to suit local production of inoculants. The production of high quality inoculants involves the selection and maintenance of appropriate strains, suitable carrier selection and preparation (neutrality, sterility, good physical and chemical characteristics), the use of a simple and reliable fermentor, and the ability to pack inoculum in sterile conditions. While peat continues to be the best inoculant carrier, various composts such as filtermud show promise for regions where the peat supply is inadequate. Quality control practices are necessary to ensure a production of high quality inoculants. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Calliandra calothyrsus, Rhizobium, Technique de culture, Fermenteur, Substrat de culture, Stockage, Contrôle de qualité

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Cameroun, Sénégal

Classification Agris : P34 - Soil biology
U30 - Research methods

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Beunard Pierre, CIRAD-AMIS-AGRONOMIE (FRA)
  • Odee David W., KEFRI (KEN)
  • Makatiani E., KEFRI (KEN)
  • Diouf Diégane, UCAD (SEN)
  • Lesueur Didier, CIRAD-FORET-PLANTATIONS (SEN) ORCID: 0000-0002-6694-0869

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