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Liquid Growth Promoter
The productivity of commercial crops particularly high value horticultural crops in sodic soils even after reclamation remains a challenge globally. The normal lands are also witnessing decline in productivity due to the fatigue of the green revolution. Given the negative environmental impacts of chemical fertilizers and increasing costs, the use of PGPR is thus being considered as an alternative or a supplemental way to increase the productivity of sodic soil and thereby reducing the use of chemicals in agriculture. Currently ,there are no efficient strains available to perform under sodic conditions where the soil pH is more than 8.5.Though considerable amount of microbial isolates are available in the country as bio fertilizers and bio control agents ,for soils of pH 7.0-8.5,they are highly location specific and are mostly based on single potential isolate.Addressing the above mentioned issue along with the help of ICAR ,this innovative project has developed a potential bio-growth enhancer based on integration of the dynamic microbial consortia with dynamic culture media for increasing the productivity of crops grown in sodic soils as well as in normal soil.
1. The consortia of microbes enhance the growth, productivity, nutrient mobilization and support the establishment of plantlets.
2. Promotes growth of crops grown in sodic as well as normal soils with increase in the produce quality.
3. Supports the growth of crops by increasing the photosynthetic and bio-chemical activity of the leaves.
4. Acts as soil conditioner and Promoter
5. Highly economical and also induces systemic disease resistance in treated plants against soil borne diseases apart from growth enhancement.
6. Application during crop critical stages will result in an average yield increase of 10 -15 % and 18-20% in important commercial crops like banana, tomato, potato, ladyfinger, gladiolus etc in normal and sodic soils respective
7. Performs over a wide range of soils with pH varying from 6.5 to 9.3ly.