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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 2606-2613

The Effect of Biofertilizers on Growth and Yield of Legumes – A Review
Hardika Kaushal1* and Sarvjeet Kukreja2
1Department of Agronomy, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab 144411, India
2 Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab 144411, India
*Corresponding author

Legume crops are important because of its market and nutritional value. They have the ability to fix the atmospheric nitrogen. If a legume is sown in the field it can provide nitrogen for the successive crop because of the amount of nitrogen it fixes during its growth. Due to excessive use of the chemical fertilizers the microbial population can decline in the soil. These microbes are important for converting the unavailable form of nutrient into available form. Biofertilizers contain these beneficial micro-organisms which are applied to the seed or to the soil. These micro-organisms then form association with the plants and helps changing the organic form into inorganic form of nutrient. This is a sustainable method and can also help improve soil quality.

Keywords: Biofertilizers, Rhizobium, Phosphate Solubilising Bacteria, Azotobacter, Azospirillum, Mycorrhiza

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Hardika Kaushal and Sarvjeet Kukreja. 2020. The Effect of Biofertilizers on Growth and Yield of Legumes – A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 2606-2613. doi:
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