TITLE

Effectiveness of Azotobacter bio-inoculant for wheat grown under dryland condition

AUTHOR(S)
Singh, N. K.; Chaudhary, F. K.; Patel, D. B.
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Environmental Biology;Sep2013, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p927
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Judicious use of chemicals along with biofertilizers and organic resources are advocated for sustaining crop productivity and soil health, and meeting a part of fertilizer requirement for different crops. In the present study, different combinations of nitrogen (urea and/or farmyard manure) doses with Azotobacter strain (Azo-8) were experimented for a dryland wheat variety GW-273. It was observed that the combination of Azotobacter strain (Azo-8) along with urea (60KgN ha-1) and farm yard manure (40KgN ha-1) gave the best response. It resulted in more than 23% and 36% increase in shoot fresh weight and dry weight, 26% and 38% increase in root fresh weight and dry weight, 39% increase in test weight of seeds and 27% increase in yield over control. The results of present experiments can be utilized in integrated nutrient management for wheat cultivation in dryland areas to provide sustainability to the agricultural productivity.
ACCESSION #
91986109

 

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