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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 2839-2851
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.327


Biofertilizers: Potential Candidate for Sustainable Agriculture
Monika1*, Shashikala2 and Leela Wati1
1Department of Microbiology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004, India
2Department of Bio and Nano Technology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar-125004, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture sector has gradually increased in recent past. Increase in demand of chemical fertilizers leads to increased market prices, market demand and consumption of chemical fertilizers which is not economically feasible for sustainable agriculture. Moreover, excessive use of chemical fertilizers to increase agriculture production leaving bad to worse impact on environment and human health. Hence, concept of using rhizobia as a biofertilizer is a promising source in terms of environment health and cost effectiveness. The use of biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) technology in the form of Rhizobium inoculants in grain legumes can be an alternative of expensive fertilizer, particularly for improving the production of food legumes in the country. The present review emphasized on biofertilizers mediated traits like plant growth and productivity, nutrient profile and plant protection from various serious plant pathogens. The knowledge gained from the literature appraised herein will help us to understand the physiology and various function of rhizobia.


Keywords: Rhizobia, Plant growth promotion, Sustainable agriculture, Biofertlizers
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Monika, Shashikala and Leela Wati. 2018. Biofertilizers: Potential Candidate for Sustainable Agriculture.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 2839-2851. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.327