Effective microorganisms formulation in enhancing rice productivity / Nur Ajlaa Mohd Ngalim and Siti Sarah Jumali

Mohd Ngalim, Nur Ajlaa and Jumali, Siti Sarah (2018) Effective microorganisms formulation in enhancing rice productivity / Nur Ajlaa Mohd Ngalim and Siti Sarah Jumali. In: Plantation Management Exhibition & Seminar (PIMES). Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology, Kampus Jasin, p. 72.


Rice (Oryca saliva L) is one of the most essential staple foods in the world as it is become one of the world's population diet. In order to obtain high productivity in rice and to reduce the application of chemical fertilizer. Effective Microorganisms (EM) has been applied in this study. The study used Trichoderma koningii as the main ingredient in the EM because this type of fungi has been proven by researcher to increase rice plants height, root length, wet weight, leaf number and biomass compared to untreated rice plants (control). The experiment was carried out in the greenhouse of UiTM Jasin in complete randomized design (CRD) based on four treatments and four replications. The variety of rice used was MR219 that obtained from MARDI and the treatments were Treatment 1 served as control. Treatment 2 with 100ml of EM. Treatment 3 with200ml of EM and Treatment 4 with 500ml of EM. The colony forming unit (CFU) were recorded and for Treatment 2 with 7><10A8 CFU in 100ml of EM. Treatment 3 with 2.1*10A9 CFU in 300mlof EM and Treatment 4 with 3.5x10A9 CFU in 500ml of EM. The EM formulation had an advantageous effect on all measured parameters such as plant height, number of tillers and grains weight. The maximum plant growth was noted in plant treated with 500ml of EM that represents the excellent of growth performance of rice with the highest mean value of number of grains per panicle (114.25). Hence, from this study the treatment of effective microorganisms combine with Trichoderma koningii fungi was proved in enhancing the rice productivity.


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Mohd Ngalim, Nur Ajlaa
Jumali, Siti Sarah
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > Rice workers. Rice farmers
Q Science > QH Natural history - Biology > Microscopy > Microorganisms
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Jasin Campus > Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology
Event Title: Plantation Management Exhibition & Seminar (PIMES)
Event Dates: 15
Page Range: p. 72
Keywords: Rice; Effective microorganisms (EM); Trichoderma koningii; CFU (colony forming unit)
Date: 2018
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/56423
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