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Biofertilizers

 

Microorganisms employed to enhance the availability of nutrients (like Nitrogen, Phosphorus) to the crops are called biofertilizers.

 

Various Microorganisms having realized/potential applications as biofertilizers are Rhizobium, Azospirillum, Azotobacter, Anabena, Nostoc and Azolla).

 

The relevance of biofertilizers is increasing rapidly. Chemical Fertilizers have some limitations. They are costly, utilize petroleum (nitrogenous fertilizes), are short in supply and damage the environment. In contrast, Biofertilizers have low cost inputs, lead to soil enrichment, are compatible with long-term sustainability, are ecofriendly and pose no danger to the environment.

 

LGIL has experience in isolating the organism of interest, producing inoculum and mixing it with an inert carrier by checking contamination.


 

 

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