Agro-based Waste Products as a Substrate for Mass Production of Trichoderma spp.

  •  Sobita Sobita Simon    
  •  Anamika Anamika    


Various agricultural by products  such as vegetable wastes, fruit wastes, crop wastes, FYM and Poultry manure were evaluated for mass production of Trichoderma viride and Trichoderma harzianum. Among the substrates used wastes of brinjal, banana, papaya, guava, spinach, sugarcane, tealeaves and pea husk of solid and liquid was found supported maximum spore production insolid and liquid for the growth of Trichoderma harzianum and Trichoderma viride as compared with wastes of carrot, cucumber, potato, radish, cabbage, orange peel, wheat bran, FYM and Poultry manure.

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