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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Effects of mixed bacterial biofertilizer on beans and maize plants


Volume 27, Issue 3, October 2019, Pages 773–782

 Effects of mixed bacterial biofertilizer on beans and maize plants

Ajisafe Victor A.1, Ambati Madhavi2, and Sujana K.3

1 Department of Biotechnology, University College of Science, Saifabad, Osmania University. Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Biotechnology, D.N.R. College and Research Centre, Andhra University, Bhimavaram, West Godawari, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Prof G.M. Research Foundation, Swaroup Nagar, Uppal, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Original language: English

Received 24 October 2019

Copyright © 2019 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The effect of mixed bacterial biofertilizers containing nitrogen fixers, phosphate solubilizers and potassium solubilizers was investigated against individual applications. One strain each of Rhizobium, Azotobacter and two strains each of phosphate and potassium solubilizers were isolated, prepared and applied individually while a consortium of the inoculum was prepared by mixing each strain with the carrier. Each preparation was applied as seed treatment to study their effects on beans and corn plants. The shoot length, pod size, flowering, stalk formation, yield and other growth parameters were monitored. The mixture of bacterial preparations enhanced the plants’ health, growth parameters and yield of beans and maize plants significantly at a significant value of p<0.05, when compared to the single bacterial applications and control. The results proved that the mixed biofertilizers increased the growth, and yield in addition to shorter crop cycle compared to the control and individual bacterial biofertilizers.

Author Keywords: Bacteria, biofertilizer, nitrogen fixers, phosphate solubilizers, potassium solubilizers, beans, corn, Leguminous and non-leguminous plants.


How to Cite this Article


Ajisafe Victor A., Ambati Madhavi, and Sujana K., “Effects of mixed bacterial biofertilizer on beans and maize plants,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 773–782, October 2019.