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Response of Fenu-Greek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) to Rhizobium Inoculation

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Green revolution increased the food production enormously to feed the geometrically growing population. In India, the availability and affordability of fossil fuel based chemical fertilizers at the farm level have been ensured only through imports and subsidies. Dependence on chemical fertilizers for future agricultural growth would mean further loss in soil quality. The possibilities of water contamination and unsustainable burden of the fiscal system. The Government of India has been trying to promote an improved practice involving use of biofertilizers along with fertilizers. These inputs have multiple beneficial impacts on the soil and can be relatively cheap and convenient for use. The agricultural chemicals like pesticide and weedicides were being used to save the standing crop from the attack of pests and to boost crop production. At the same time the excess use of chemical fertilizers degraded the soil properties. In this context, the farmers are expecting for the cheapest and eco-friendly alternative for getting higher yield. Biofertilizers is only the alternative way to get more production without harmful to environment. So the effect of different doses of biofertilizer (Rhizobium) on germination studies of Fenu-greek seed germination percentage, seedling growth, fresh weight and dry weight, chlorophyll, protein and soluble sugar content has been studied in the laboratory condition. There parameters increased to application when biofertilizer compared to control.


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 33)
M. Soundari et al., "Response of Fenu-Greek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) to Rhizobium Inoculation", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 33, pp. 9-11, 2015
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January 2015

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