Survey on crop varieties and agricultural practices of Karnataka
Keywords:Soil, Sustainable agriculture, Biofertilizer
Soil biota helps the soil in carrying out multiple functions. Non sustainable agricultural practices over years degrade the soil quality. Continuous application of chemical fertilizers in order to expect more profit in terms good harvest leads to the degradation of soil. It also cause an adverse effect on soil by favoring the selective growth of microorganism which lead to the elimination of the beneficial organisms. The study was carried out to isolate and enrich the beneficial soil microorganisms and formed as a consortium of bio-fertilizer to ameliorate the soil of barren land. After the systematic application of the formulated bio-fertilizers, the quality parameters of soil has slowly improved, evident with the soil physicochemical characteristics and the yield of the selected crops.