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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 231-244
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.028


Improving Seedling Health of Bell Pepper (Capsicum annum L.) by
Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms
Nirmal Sarkar, Raina Saha*, Anamika Debnath, P. M. Bhattacharya and A. Roy
Department of Plant Pathology, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari,
Cooch Behar, West Bengal- 736165, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Organic vegetable cultivation is a present day need not only to meet the demand of export oriented produce and to reduce cost of cultivation but also to protect the environment. In the present investigation four widely studied PGPMs viz., Azotobacter sp. (UBAZ-1), phosphate solubilising bacteria (UBPS-9), Trichoderma sp. (UBT-18) and Pseudomonas fluorescens (VPf-1) were evaluated for their ability either individually or in consortia to induce the physical and biochemical fitness of the bell pepper (Capsicum annum) transplants. Uptake of nitrogen and phosporus in mature plants and available nitrogen in the soil at harvesting stage were also found significantly higher when grown with microbial consortia. Pro tray mediated seedling raising was found to be most effective. Microbial consortia showed highest level of beneficial activity in soil application along with seed bio priming to increase physical attributes at seedling transplanting stage.Vermicompost:Soil@2:3v/v as compared to other compost was found more effective but Vermicompost is costlier than FYM, so using of FYM is economically viable. In aspect of biotic stress, by using microbial consortia percentage of disease reduction was higher. This experiment can conclude that PGPM are most effective in plant growth promotion when they are applied in consortia rather than individual.


Keywords: PGPM, Microbial consortia, Biofertilizer, Biocontrol agent, Plant health, Diseases
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Nirmal Sarkar, Raina Saha, Anamika Debnath, P. M. Bhattacharya and Roy. A. 2020. Improving Seedling Health of Bell Pepper (Capsicum annum L.) by Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 231-244. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.028