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Effect of Biofertilizers on Biomass Yield and Quality of Ocimum basilicum L.

  • Mani Rama Prabha
  • Ramasamy Karthiyayini
  • Maluventhen Viji
  • Ramachandran Balakumbagan
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Abstract

Microbes in the natural environment are important to maintain physical and biological status of the soil. The long-term use of chemical fertilizers caused several adverse effects to the health and environment and reduced the soil microflora. Nowadays biofertilizers are used as the best alternative to chemical fertilizers. Biofertilizers are considered as a gift of modern agriculture which are eco-friendly and growth-promoting organisms. They enhance the growth of plants by producing growth hormones and by solubilizing nutrients. The present study was aimed to assess the influence of Azophos on growth, physiological, nutrient, and yield parameters of Ocimum basilicum against synthetic fertilizers. The results proved the efficiency of Azophos on growth and yield of Ocimum basilicum.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mani Rama Prabha
    • 1
  • Ramasamy Karthiyayini
    • 2
  • Maluventhen Viji
    • 1
  • Ramachandran Balakumbagan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BotanyThiagarajar CollegeMaduraiIndia
  2. 2.Department of BotanyAvinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for WomenCoimbatoreIndia
  3. 3.Horticulture Department of Vegetable Crops, Horticulture College and Research InstitutePeriyakulamIndia

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