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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 526-531

A Comparative Study of Different Carriers for Shelflife of Rhizobium Bioinoculants
Premlata Kumari1* and Poonam Sharma2
1Department of Microbiology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author

In the present investigation three carriers, charcoal, mushroom compost, vermicompost were evaluated for the production of bioinoculants. The bacteria used for bioinoculants development was recommended Rhizobium spp. (M1). The Rhizobium strains were inoculated in all the three carriers singly and in combination with different carriers. The bacterial population was determined in each carrier up to 3 monthsof storage. The mushroom compost show the highest bacterial population and and bacterial population was uniform throughout the months of storage, whereas after 15 days of incubation the bacterial population in vermicompost was increased and decreased in the charcoal. Considering these results, the mushroom compost as carrier could increase the survival of bacteria and might be as a bioinoculants.

Keywords: charcoal, mushroom compost, vermicompost

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Premlata Kumari and Poonam Sharma. 2020. A Comparative Study of Different Carriers for Shelflife of Rhizobium Bioinoculants.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 526-531. doi:
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