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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 1860-1866
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.219


Effect of Phyllosphere Application of Methylobacterium on Growth and Yield of Barnyard Millet (Echinochloa frumentacea Var. COKV 2)
R. Poorniammal1*, S. Prabhu1, M. Senthilkumar2 and K. Anandhi3
1Horticulture College and Research institute, TNAU, Periyakulam, India
2Agricultural College and Research Institute, TNAU, Eachankottai, Thanjavur, India
3Agricultural College and Research Institute, TNAU, Madurai, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Methylobacterium as a ubiquitous symbiont in phylloplane and its influence on crop growth at various stages. This Pink-pigmented facultative methylotrophic bacteria (PPFMs) strains isolated from the phylloplane of Echinochloa frumentacea. A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of Methylobacterium with combination of treatments viz., seed imbibition, soil application and phyllosphere spray in kudiraivali under dryland conditions. This treatment was imposed at 30 and 60 days after sowing. Observations on phylloplane microbial population, plant growth and yield characters were recorded to study the effect of the treatments. Results revealed that, treatment (T6 – Seed Imbibition + 1% Foliar spray of Methylobacterium at 30 & 60 DAS) recorded the highest yield of 1251 Kgs/ha. This treatment also increased the yield parameters like number of productive tillers (8.3 Nos), plant height (183cm), days to 50 % flowering (48days), No of productive tillers (8.0 Nos), panicle length (23.6 cm) and days to maturity (33 days) ) and straw yield (2863kg/ha) were also recorded in the treatment. This treatment is followed by T12 (Seed Treatment + 1% Foliar spray of Methylobacterium at 30 & 60 DAS) 1128 Kg/ha.


Keywords: Barnyard millet, Methylobacterium, Phyllosphere spray, Seed imbibitions, Plant growth promotion
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Poorniammal, R., S. Prabhu, M. Senthilkumar and Anandhi, K. 2020. Effect of Phyllosphere Application of Methylobacterium on Growth and Yield of Barnyard Millet (Echinochloa frumentacea Var. COKV 2).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 1860-1866. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.219