Ideas tagged with crop productivity

Developed microbial communities in biofilm mode: the key for reinstating degraded ecosystems

In conventional scientific approaches, degraded ecosystems (e.g. conventional agroecosystems due to tillage and high doses of chemical inputs) are attempted to be revived mainly through nutrients, organic matter and water management. However, they do not provide a complete answer to the issue of...

By Gamini Seneviratne

Dinitrogen fixing moderately halo-alkaliphilic microorganisms as a crop productivity enhancer

Electrical conductivity of Sea water and saline soil is above 4 dS/m (Cox et al., 1970; Sehgal, 1980). The high pH and high salinity reduced metabolic rates of dinitrogen (N2) fixing bacteria which lowered or stopped N2 fixation activity. This indicates that native beneficial microorganisms inha...

By Bhagwan Rekadwad, Chandrahas Khobragade