Influence of Rhizobia and Mycorrhizae on nitrogen fixation and growth of peanuts in Thailand and the Philippines -- A. Rhizobium Considerations
The major goal was to improve the efficiency of symbiotic nitrogen fixation by rhizobium bacteria associated with peanuts, therefore an improvement of peanut yields. Secondarily, the improvement of nitrogen fixation by peanuts grown in rotation with non-legume crops can provide a source of nitrogen in the rotation. Optimization of biological nitrogen fixation is of considerable importance to the entire food and feed production program of these countries.
Dr. G.H. Elkan, microbiologist, North Carolina State University.
Dr. T.J. Schneeweis, microbiologist, North Carolina State University
Dr. Ruth Ann Taber, Mycorrhizae specialist, Texas A&M University
J.C. Wynne, breeder and, North Carolina State University
Dr. Erlinda Paterno, Institute of Biotechnology (Rhizobium); University of the Philippines at Los Banos
Dr. Lina Ilag, Institute of Plant Breeding (Mycorrhizae), University of the Philippines at Los Banos
Edilberto Redona, University of the Philippines at Los Banos
Dr. Remedios Abilay (breeding for high biological nitrogen fixation), University of the Philippines at Los Banos
Philippine Country Coordinator
Dr. Dely Gapasin, director of research, PCARRD.
Yenchai Vasuvat, (Rhizobium), Department of Agriculture, Bangkok
Dr. Nantakorn Boonkerd, (Rhizobium), Department of Agriculture, Bangkok
Preecha Vadeesirisak (Rhizobium), Department of Agriculture, Bangkok
Dr. Omsub Nopamornbodi (Mycorrhizae), Department of Agriculture, Bangkok
Dr. Orapin Bhumibhamon, microbiologist, Kasetsart University
Dr. Banyong Toomsan (Rhizobium), Khon Kaen University
Dr. Aran Patanothai (plant breeding), Khon Kaen University
Timothy Schilling, Institute of Agronomic Research