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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 833-842
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.102


Effects of Combined Application of Fertigation and Consortium of Biofertilizers on Biological Properties of Soil Under Banana Cropping System
M. Senthilkumar1*, P. Paneerselvam2, S. Ganesh3 and K. Srinivas1
1ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru-560089, India
2ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack -753006, India
3Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University), Gandhigram-624 302, Tamilnadu, Indoa
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted during 2010-12 in banana cv. Robusta (AAA) to study the effects of combined application of fertigation and consortium of biofertilizers on some of the biological properties of the soil. The results indicated that the application of fertigation with consortium of biofertilizers significantly enhanced the soil respiration (19 to 83 per cent), dehydrogenese activity (52 to 97 per cent), Glomalin content (21 to 72 per cent) and phosphatase activities (Acid phosphatase from 53 to 92 per cent and alkaline phosphatase from 40 to 82 per cent) as compared to only fertigation treatment. In both main and ratoon crops, the fertigation treatment without consortium of biofertilizers recorded the lowest values for these soil biological properties. This study indicated that the soil biological properties can be significantly enhanced by combining fertigation with consortium of biofertilizers which also substantially reduces the requirement of chemical fertilizers up to 25-50 per cent.


Keywords: Banana, Biofertilizers, Soil respiration, Dehydrogenase activity, Phospatase activity
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Senthilkumar, M., P. Paneerselvam, S. Ganesh and Srinivas, K. 2018. Effects of Combined Application of Fertigation and Consortium of Biofertilizers on Biological Properties of Soil Under Banana Cropping System.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 833-842. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.102