2. EFFECT OF BIO-INOCULANTS ON PLANT HEIGHT OF ACACIA NILOTICA SEEDLINGS by SHAYAMA PARVEEN, ARVIND KUMAR TRIPATHI, ASHISH KUMAR PUDIR AND BHUPESH KUMAR MISHRA
Long-term sustainability in agroforestry is possible only through the use of low cost farm grown inputs with minimum use of synthetic fertilizers, which work in harmony with nature. This study is a holistic approach of sustainable utilization of bio- resources for raising Acacia nilotica. It is inferred that under appropriate technology, the use of efficient microbial inoculants helps to produce the quality seedlings. The present study clearly shows that the application of bioinoculants such as nitrogen fixing bacteria Azospirillum, phosphate solubilising bacteria and nutrient mobilizing microorganisms of VAM fungi plays a significant role in increasing the growth response of Acacia nilotica seedlings in a stipulated period, thereby producing good quality planting stock, thus helping the nurseries in increased & good quality planting stock production of Acacia nilotica.