Kumar, Nikhil (2016) Effect of Algal Bio-fertilizer on the Vigna radiata: A Critical Review. International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, 6 (2). pp. 85-94. ISSN 2248-9622

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The continuous increasing demand of food crops and decrease in productivity due to continuous use of chemical fertilizer has not only resulted in decline of crop yield, loss of fertility and degradation of soil but has also led us one step back in achieving sustainable agriculture. The use of algal bio-fertilizer provides an effective, eco-friendly and non-polluting approach in improving the productivity of crop by both nitrogen fixation and photosynthesis. Algal bio-fertilizers improve soil structure and increase yield productivity even if applied in a small area. The application of algal bio-fertilizers in plants has resulted in increase in root, shoot length with number of leaves and hence overall growth of the plant has been increased. India being one of the largest producer and consumer of pulses requires abundant amount of pulse production to fulfil the demands of ever growing populations which can be achieved by using algal bio-fertilizers. This paper briefly underlines the usage of algal bio-fertilizers as an important tool for sustainability and alternative usage against the chemical fertilizers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Algae, bio-fertilizer, mungbean, soil fertility, pulse productivity.
Subjects: Envieronmental Management Group
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 04:21
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2017 04:21
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1656

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