Interactions between rhizobia and rice seedlings. (2000)

Rolfe, B Weinman, J Djordjevic, M Prayitno, J McIver, J Stefaniak


This IREC Farmers Newsletter article present and update and results on RIRDC project ANU34A investigating the interaction between rhizobia and rice seedlings. The results presented indicate that a number of bacterial strains tested can be significantly alter the growth of rice seedling. Many strains have the ability to colonise onto and survive inside rice seedling tissues without producing any gross disease effects of growth. It maybe possible in the future to inoculate rice in a similar manner to a legume to enhance plant growth.