ISSN : 2663-2187

Mechanisms of biochar and vermicompost in suppression of root rot fungal disease of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L)

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Samuel Were, Rama Narla , E. W. Mutitu , J.W Muthomi , Luiza Munyua , Dries Roobroeck , Bernard Vanlauwe and Janice Thies
ยป doi: 10.33472/AFJBS.3.2.2021.65-86


Composts and biochar improve soil fertility and also suppress fungal soil-borne diseases through their ability to promote beneficial microbial communities. The study sought to determine the mechanisms through which biochar and vermicompost suppress root rot pathogens. Extracts of biochar and vermicompost were used for spore germination, mycelial growth tests at different concentrations.

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