International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Application of bio-fertilizers for quality seedling production of (Jatropha carcus L.)
Author(s): Megna Rashid, Muzamil Rasool and SB Lal
Abstract: Jatropha curcas L. is a biofuel plant which substitutes the fossil fuels. A study was conducted to investigate the effects of Jatropha seeds inoculated with Vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal (VAM) fungi, Azospirillum, and Phosphate solubilizing bacteria (PSB) at various combinations. The biofertilizer treated seeds were tested under field conditions and seedlings were uprooted at 45, 90, 135 and180 days. Combined microbial inoculations resulted in the significant increase of root and shoot length, shoot and root tolerance index, fresh and dry weight of shoot, root and leaves and leaf area of all treated plants compared to control. After 180 days, chlorophyll contents were analyzed and the results indicated that the plants inoculated with Azospirillum + PSB +VAM fungi showed the significant increase. Morphological and biochemical contents of Jatropha plants were significantly increased by the effect of combined biofertilizers compared to either individual biofertilizer or control. Bio fertilizers accelerated the assimilation of nutrients to the plants.
Pages: 1729-1732 | 274 Views 5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Megna Rashid, Muzamil Rasool, SB Lal. Application of bio-fertilizers for quality seedling production of (Jatropha carcus L.). Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):1729-1732.