International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 10 (2013) pp. 44-51
Seed bacterization with Azotobacter, PSB and foliar application of urea on drought affected cotton
Ambati Ravinder Raju*
Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, India *Corresponding author
Azotobacter chrococcum strain AC-1, Pseudomonas sp. and A. chrococcum AC-2 alongwith Bacillus megatherium var. phosphaticum as seed treatment could tolerate 18-23 days seedling drought alongwith 50% RDF when sprayed with 2% urea twice at 60 and 80 days significantly improved seed cotton yields by 0.24 and 0.19 t ha -1 or 24 and 14% respectively with a profitability of 4.0 in AHH 468 hybrid cotton at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur.
Acetobacter; Azotobacter; Seedling Drought; Urea