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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 691-699

Effect of Insecticides, Fungicides and Herbicides on Biofertilizer Bacteria and their Consortium
F.S. Manva, H.K. Patel and R.V. Vyas*
Department of Agricultural Microbiology, B.A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, Anand – 388 110, India
*Corresponding author

Combined soil application of Bio NPK and pesticides either simultaneous and sequential can enhanced plant growth parameters effectively and most of the pesticides tested viz. Profenofos 50% EC, Spinosad 45% SC, Dichlorvos 76% EC, Imidacloprid 30.5% EC, Fipronil 5% SC, Chlorpyrifos 20% EC, Pyraclotrobin 20% WG, Ridomil 68% WP, Quizalofop 5% EC and Finoxaprop 9% EC found safe to beneficial bacteria at the field recommended dose exhibiting no reduction of bacterial population compared with untreated control. However, broad spectrum and combination of fungicide (Mencozeb 63% + Carbendazim 12% WP) as well as multiple application of pesticide had inhibitory effect on tested individual bacterial members as well as Bio-NPK consortium. Thus, the studies indicated that all pesticides especially insecticides and herbicides are less detrimental to beneficial bacteria used as biofertilizers in common crop management practices.

Keywords: Biofertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Compatibility, Liquid assay

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Manva, F.S., H.K. Patel and Vyas, R.V. 2019. Effect of Insecticides, Fungicides and Herbicides on Biofertilizer Bacteria and their Consortium.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 691-699. doi:
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