ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

N. Manivannan and Thilagavathy Daniel
Department of Biology, Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram – 624 302, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2009;3(1):255-260
© The Author(s). 2009
Received: 11/09/2008 | Accepted: 17/12/2008 | Published: 30/04/2009
Abstract

Present study was conducted whether vermicompost can be used as carrier material for microbial inoculants such as Rhizobium sp. and Bacillus sp. which were used as nitrogen fixers and phosphate solubilizers in the agriculture. Both the microorganisms were isolated, identified and mass multiplied and used at a population load of 1x 104 cells / g of vermicompost [Cow-dung + Leaf litter (1:1)]. Vermicompost was used as a carrier material and this mixture was added to the soil for pot culture studies. Application of vermicompost along with microbial inoculants showed, increase of plant growth and yield parameter when compared to the control.

Keywords

Eudrilus eugeniae, Vermicompost, Vigna unguiculata (cowpea), Rhizobium sp., Bacillus sp. and Aspergillus sp

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