Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 2 No. 2

Influence of Sustainable Agricultural Practices on Biological Properties of Vertisol Soil with Wheat Crop in Soybean-Wheat Cropping Sequence

K. Menaria* and R.K. Tenguria

Division of Microbiology, Department of Botany, Govt. MVM., Bhopal, India.

Received on 19 May 2008 and accepted on 20 August 2008



The present study is one step towards sustainable agricultural practices. The results observed for biological properties like enumeration of microorganism (bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes), biomass in terms of organic carbon for both the crops but nodulation in case of soybean in vertisol soil indicated that these properties were significantly enhanced for both the crops on the application of different IPNM treatments. The best results were observed with T6 treatment (25% NPK+FYM). The incorporation of different IPNM treatments has also showed that IPNM treatments have significantly leading to the improved biological properties of soil.

Keywords : IPNM, Microorganism, Soybean, Wheat, Vertisol soil, Root nodules.