Bacteria identified as effective growth promoters for rice
A student research has recently found out a kind of bacteria that can enhance growth and yield of rice, a statement from Philippine Rice Research institute (PhilRice) showed.
Eduardo Jimmy Quilang, head of PhilRice’s Agronomy, Soils, and Plant Physiology Division, has revealed the bacteria called rhizobacteria as effective growth promoters of rice in vitro, which takes place outside a living organism such as test tube.
In his conclusion, Cavite recommended further assessment of rhizobacteria under field conditions.
Another recommendation is to look into the use of molecular techniques to identify and further assess the characteristics of selected rhizobacterial isolates.