International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Effect of potassium and phosphorus solubilizing bacteria on growth parameters of chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) under Kashmir climatic conditions
Author(s): Zaffar Bashir, MY Zargar, ZA Baba and FA Mohiddin
Soil contains substantial reserves of total Phosphorus and Potassium but majority is present in the form of insoluble form and hence can not be utilized by plants. To overcome this deficiency in soils, Phosphorus and Potassium fertilizers are applied but due to soon fixation and precipitation of P and K becomes unavailable to plants. The P and K solubilizing bacteria are ubiquitous in soils and capable of hydrolysing inorganic and organic forms of P and K. Use of PSB and KSB as inoculants increases P and K uptake by plants and thus play an important role in plant nutrition. In the present study the Phosphorus and Potassium solubilizing bacteria, Bacillus sp and Pseudomonas sp were examined for plant-growth-promoting characteristics and nutrient uptake on chilli plant in K and P deficient soil in field experiments. Inoculation with bacterial strains were found to increase height, number of branches and number of fruits in Chilli (Capsicum annuum L., Kashmir long 1).Both PSB and KSB were able to mobilize Potassium and Phosphorus efficiently in plants when inorganic P and K were added to the soil.
Pages: 692-695 | 441 Views 17 Downloads
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Zaffar Bashir, MY Zargar, ZA Baba, FA Mohiddin. Effect of potassium and phosphorus solubilizing bacteria on growth parameters of chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) under Kashmir climatic conditions. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):692-695.