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Studies on influence of blue green algae as biofertilizers on Lycopersicon esculentum (Tomato) plants

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, Alpine Institute of Management and Technology, Nanda Ki Chowki, Prem Nagar Dehradun, 248007, Uttarakhnad, India
  • 2Department of Botany, Alpine Institute of Management and Technology, Nanda Ki Chowki, Prem Nagar Dehradun, 248007, Uttarakhnad, India

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 5, Issue (5), Pages 14-16, May,8 (2017)

Abstract

Since the upcoming green revolution technologies, modern agriculture has been getting much more dependence on fertilizer. The green revolution brought impressive gains in food grains production for ever growing population in the country, but due to their adverse effect on environment and soil, Long Term Fertilizer Experiment (LTFE) has established that complete dependence on these chemical based fertilizers will not be useful in the future. Combination of inorganic fertilizers, green manures and biofertilizers can only retain the production of crop, preserve fitness and biodiversity of soil. In present study it is analysed that blue green algae is promoting the growth of tomato plants in soil. This study shows a positive influence of blue green algae as biofertilizer on various growth parameters taken during the experiment performed.

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