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Benefits from Biofertilizers

Following are benefits from the biofertilizers :


It is a low cost and easy technique, and can be used by small and marginal farmers.


It is free from pollution hazards and increase soil fertility.


On application of algal biofertilizers increase in rice yields ranges between 10-45 per cent and about 40-50 Kg N is left over in the soil which in turn is used for the subsequent crops (Venkataraman, 1972). Moreover, benefits from algalization is about 25-30 Kg N/ ha/cropping season in rice fields (Subba Rao, 1992). After 3-4 consequent years, the algal effects become consistent and there is no need of using this practice. The parental inoculum is sufficient for growth and multiplication.


Cyanobacteria secrete growth promoting substances like IAA, IBA, NAA, aminoacids, proteins, vitamins, etc. They add sufficient amount of organic matter in soil.


Cyanobacteria can grow and multiply under wide pH range of 6.5-8.5. Therefore, they can be used as the possible tool to reclaim saline or alkaline soil because of their ameliorating effect on the physico-chemical properties of the soil.


Rhizobial biofertilizer can fix 50-150 kg N/ha/annum.


Azotobacter and Azospirillum, besides supplying N to soil, secrete antibiotics which act as pesticides.







Mass cultivation






Azotobactors, azospirillum and phosphate solubilizers


Green Manuring

Blue green algae





Mass cultivation of blue-green algae


Azolla and biofertilizer



Mass cultivation of Azolla

Mycorrhizae as biofertilizer


Mechanism of Symbiosis


Types of Mycorrhizas


Methods of Inoculum Production and Inoculation


Benefits from Mycorrhizas to Plants

Benefits from biofertilizers

Producers of biofertilizers


Azolla supplies N, increases organic matter and fertility in soil and shows tolerance against heavy metals.


The bioferilizers increase physico-chemical properties of soils such as soil structure, texture, water holding capacity, cation exchange capacity and pH by providing several nutrients and sufficient organic matter.


The mycorrhizal biofertilizers make the host plants available with certain elements, increase longevity and surface area of roots, reduce plant response to soil stresses, and increase resistance in plants. In general, plant growth, survival and yield are increased.


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