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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:2, February, 2017

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.2017.6(2): 1636-1639

Testing the Effect of the Microbial Consortium on Growth of Vegetable Seedlings in a Farmer’s Nursery
C. Jayashree and K.S. Jagadeesh*
Department of Agricultural Microbiology, University of Agricultural Sciences,Dharwad-580 005 India
*Corresponding author

A microbial consortium consisting of Azospirillum, phosphate solubilizing bacterium (Pseudomonas striata), potassium solubilizing bacterium, PGPR (plant growth promoting rhizobacterium) strain (Pseudomonas sp. B15) and lactic acid bacterium (Leuconostoc mesenteroides) with antifungal activities was prepared. It effect on the growth and biomass of different vegetable seedlings raised in nursery protrays was evaluated in a commercial farmer’s nursery. The microbial inoculation resulted in improved plant height and biomass. The per cent increase in plant height and girth of tomato was 57.48 and. 47.61 per cent respectively. While in case of brinjal, it was 42.10 and. 53.60 per cent respectively. And, in chilli, it came to 76.50 and 28.05 per cent increase respectively. Thus from this study, it can be concluded that the microbial consortium consisting of strains with multiple functions can be used to treat cocopeat @ 5g kg-1 to produce quality vegetable seedlings raised in protrays.

Keywords: Microbial Consortium,Vegetable Seedlings.

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Jayashree M.C., and Jagadeesh, K.S. 2017. Testing the Effect of the Microbial Consortium on Growth of Vegetable Seedlings in a Farmer’s Nursery.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(2): 1636-1639. doi:
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