WOOD CHARCOAL POWDER, A CARRIER OF PAECILOMYCES LILACINUS SPORES

R. K. Bansal, R. K. Walia, D. S. Bhatti

Abstract


The suitability of wood charcoal powder as a carrier of Paecilomyces lilacinus fro field application was studed in vitro. This carrier in low-density-polyethylene pouches could supposrt up to 1 x 10[sup6] spores per g material for at least six months. The storage of charcoal packets at constant (28 ± 1 ºC) / ambient (14-39 ºC) temperature or under aerated/non-aerated conditions did no influence the fungal spore viability.

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