Mycopathologia et mycologia applicata

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 167–176 | Cite as

Effect of certain chemical fertilizers on the rhizosphere myco-flora of Oryza sativa - I

Nitrogenous fertilizers: Ammonium nitrate and urea
  • R. R. Mishra


In the present study an attempt has been made to understand the effect of Ammonium nitrate and Urea on the rhizosphere mycoflora ofOryza sativa. The fertilizers' application to pot-soil planted with the paddy increased the microfungal population both in rhoizsphere and nonrhizosphere regions. Certain fungal species were stimulated by the fertilizers. 80 lbs/acre of amm. nitrate was most favourable for rhizosphere fungi where as 60 lbs/acre of urea proved the best.


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© Dr. W. Junk N.V. 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. R. Mishra
    • 1
  1. 1.Botany DepartmentBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi-5India
  2. 2.Dept. of BotanyUniversity of GorakhpurGorakhpurIndia

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