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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 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(9): 615-623

Effect of Effervescent Biofertilizer Consortial Tablets on Growth of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)
Sneha S. Nair* and G.P. Brahmaprakash
Department of Agricultural Microbiology, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru-560065, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

A new formulation of effervescent tablets containing microbial consortium was prepared for tomato with an objective to improve its survival and effectiveness. Three agriculturally beneficial microorganisms viz. Azotobacter chroococcum, Pseudomonas fluorescens and Bacillus megaterium were used in consortium. Tablets were prepared using wet granulation method using talc or compost as diluent. Effectiveness of these inoculants formulations was studied in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) in a greenhouse. Maximum nitrogen, phosphorus, total chlorophyll and dry weight were observed in plants treated with compost based tablets containing triple inoculants. Improved nutrient uptake and total biomass were recorded in all plants receiving tablet based formulation compared to conventional control. Plant growth in inoculated treatments was robust when supplied with NPK fertilizers, however, higher plant biomass and nutrient uptake were observed in plants receiving triple inoculants consortium without nutrients (-NPK) compared to un-inoculated plants with nutrients (+NPK).

Keywords: Effervescent, Tablets, Biofertilizers.

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Sneha S. Nair and Brahmaprakash, G.P. 2017. Effect of Effervescent Biofertilizer Consortial Tablets on Growth of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 615-623. doi:
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