Information about our research
Rhizosphere competence:
Strain 1295-22 colonizes roots far better than other strains of Trichoderma harzianum.
Growth Enhancement:
Trichoderma colonization leads to increased growth.

Altomare, C., Norvell, W.A., Björkman, T. and Harman, G. E. 1999, Solubilization of phosphates and micronutrients by the plant-growth promoting and biocontrol fungus Trichoderma harzianum Rifai strain 1295-22.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 65: 2926-2933.

Björkman, T. 2004. Effect of Trichoderma colonization on auxin-mediated regulation of root elongation. Plant Growth Regulation 43: 89-92

Björkman, T., L.M. Blanchard. and G.E. Harman. 1998. Growth enhancement of shrunken-2(sh2) sweet corn by Trichoderma harzianum 1295-22: Effect of environmental stress. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 123: 35-40

Harman, G.E., T. Björkman, K. Ondik, M. Soresh. 2008. Changing paradigms on the mode of action and uses of Trichoderma spp. for biocontrol. Outlooks in Pesticide Management. 19:24-29.

Harman, G.E. 2000. Myths and Dogmas of Biocontrol: Changes in Perceptions Derived from Research on Trichoderma harzinum T-22. Plant Disease 84:377-393. DOI: 10.1094/PDIS.2000.84.4.377

Poster presented at the 2008 New American Farm Conference, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, Kansas City, MO.