Liquid Microbial Consortium- A Potential Tool for Sustainable Soil HealthPavan kumar Pindi1* and SDV Satyanarayana2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Pavan kumar Pindi
Assistant professor, HOD
Department of Microbiology
Palamuru University, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 04, 2012; Accepted date: August 06, 2012; Published date: August 10, 2012
Citation: Pindi PK, Satyanarayana SDV (2012) Liquid Microbial Consortium- A Potential Tool for Sustainable Soil Health. J Biofertil Biopestici 3:124. doi:10.4172/2155-6202.1000124
Copyright: © 2012 Pindi PK . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The green revolution brought amazing consequences in food grain production but with insufficient concern for agricultural sustainability. The availability and affordability of fossil fuel based chemical fertilizers at farm level in India have been ensured only through imports and subsidies which are largely dependent on GDP of the country. Dependence on chemicals for future agricultural needs would result in further loss in soil health, possibilities of water contamination and calculated burden on the fiscal system. Indiscriminate synthetic fertilizer usage has polluted the soil, water basins, destroyed micro-organisms and eco-friendly insects, made the crop more susceptible to diseases and depleted soil fertility at the primary levels as of today, which is the main concern of the write up. In this critical context Microorganisms have been emerged as the potential alternative for the productivity, reliability and sustainability of the global food chain. Carrier based biofertilzers has already proved to be the best over the agro chemicals and have been showing the tremendous effect on the global agriculture productivity since the past two decades. Rectifying the disadvantages of the carrier based biofertilizers, liquid biofertilizers have been developed which would be the only alternative for the cost effective sustainable agriculture. The article focuses on Liquid Biofertilizer Technology providing reliable reasons for their necessity, specificity and emphasizes that “Use of agriculturally important microorganisms in different combinations i.e. Liquid microbial consortium (LMC) is the only solution for restoration of soil health”.