The Effect of Biofertilizers and the Effect of Vermicompost on the Cultivation and Productivity of Maize - A Review
- *Corresponding Author:
- Debojyoti Roychowdhury
Department of Biochemistry
Techno India University, EM-4
Sector-5, Salt Lake
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 15, 2017; Accepted date: February 23, 2017; Published date: February 27, 2017
Citation: Roychowdhury D, Mondal S, Banerjee SK (2017) The Effect of Biofertilizers and the Effect of Vermicompost on the Cultivation and Productivity of Maize - A Review. Adv Crop Sci Tech 5: 261. doi: 10.4172/2329-8863.1000261
Copyright: © 2017 Roychowdhury D, et al. 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.
Maize an important crops which has a huge adaptability to varied agro climatic conditions worldwide. Maize may be called as the most important cereal amongst the cereals due to its highest genetic yield potential among the cereals. Maize is the third most important staple food after rice and wheat in India. The application of synthetic fertilizers on maize and other crops have certain adverse effects on the human health and wellbeing. Biofertilizers are the natural living microorganisms which establishes either symbiotic relationship with the plant or are found at the rhizospheric soils of the plant and also increases the supply of nutrients to the plants. Vermicompost is the use of variety of worms called worm castings, worm humus that has high saturated nutrients than do organic materials have. It has huge water soluble niutrients for which these vermicompots are popu;lar organic fertilizers. In this paper which is also a review paper will describe the findings of experimental data on the effect of biofertilizers and vermicompost on the maize fields in India and other countries outside India with comparison to the synthetic fertilizers.