Trichoderma spp. are well known as biocontrol agents. However, for field applications the farmers have to purchase them from agroproduct shops. Similarly, straw from different cereal crops after harvesting is generally not used further. Here an integrated use of straw and bioexploitation of Trichoderma sp. is presented. (Correspondence)

There is a discussion in the scientific circles that methane emission from rice cultivation is an important cause for climate change, with methane being one of the greenhouse gases (GHGs). Some argue that during the past 200 years we have witnessed an increase in methane emission.