Biofertilizer's Production Technology
Biofertilizers are products of beneficial micro-organisms which increase agricultural production by way of nutrient supply especially nitrogen and phosphorus. The Division has developed technologies for the production of different inoculants or biofertilizers suitable for use in various crops. These biofertilizers are quit expensive, simple to use and have no problem of environmental pollution. Judicious use of biofertilizers along with chemical and other organic sources of plant nutrients and proper management practices have shown promising results not only in sustaining productivity and soil health but also in meeting a part of fertilizer requirement for different crops.
The Division conducted experiments and maintians selected bacteria of high efficiency for various crops which can be used for treating seeds so that when plants grow, abundant bacteria are available near the root zone to influence plant growth. These inoculants are available in market in various formulations, each having its own advantages in storage and usage under different agro-climatic conditions. the quantity of inoculants required for seed treatment or direct application in soil and the methos of its application depend on the crop/soil in which these are to be used.