GREEN DAY BIOFERTILIZERS:

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The term biofertilizer refers to preparation containing live microbes which helps in enhancing the soil fertility either by fixing atmospheric nitrogen, solubilization of phosphorus or decomposing organic wastes or by augmenting plant growth by producing growth hormones with their biological activities
It involves inoculation of beneficial microorganisms that help nutrient acquisition by plants through fixation of nitrogen, solubilization and mobilization of other nutrients. Multifarious advantages of biofertilizers leads to its wide applicability in sustainable agriculture. The role of biofertilizers assumes special significance due to increased cost of chemical fertilizers and their ill effects on soil health


ADVANTAGES OF BIOFERTILIZERS

  • Renewable source of nutrients
  • Sustain soil health
  • Supplement chemical fertilizers.
  • Replace 25-30% chemical fertilizers
  • Increase the grain yields by 10-40%.
  • Decompose plant residues, and stabilize C:N ratio of soil
  • Improve texture, structure and water holding capacity of soil
  • No adverse effect on plant growth and soil fertility
  • Eco-friendly, non-pollutants and cost effective method
  • Secrete fungistatic and antibiotic like substances

TYPES OF BIOFERTILIZER

  • For nitrogen
  • For phosphorus