Plant and Soil

, Volume 137, Issue 1, pp 87–90 | Cite as

Sunflower inoculation with Azospirillum and other plant growth promoting rhizobacteria

  • J. Fages
  • J. F. Arsac


The bacterial microflora from sunflower rhizosphere (Helianthus annus L.) and one strain ofAzospirillum lipoferum of a different origin were screened for their ability to promote sunflower growth in a 6-day germination test and in pot experiments. TwoAzospirillum lipoferum strains and oneXanthomonas maltophilia strain produced the best responses. These strains were chosen for field testing.

Key words

Azospirillum lipoferum germination test sunflower-growth promotion Xanthomonas maltophilia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Fages
    • 1
  • J. F. Arsac
    • 1
  1. 1.Pioneer France-MaïsChemin de l'enseigureAussonneFrance

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