The Beneficial effect of minimizing mineral nitrogen fertilization on Washington Navel Orange trees by using organic and biofertilizers
- M.M.M. Abd El-Migeed
- World Journal Agricultural Science, 3(1) : 80-85.
Biofertilizers and bio-formulations have emerged as supplements to mineral fertilizers and hold a promise to improve yield as well as quality of fruit crop. Biofertilizers and bio-formulations offer a more economical as well as eco-friendly option. Recently, the importance and management of beneficial microorganisms has increased and led to the establishment of commercial trends around the world. The production of biofertilizers and their commercialization is focused on the creation and support of sustainable production system. They occupy an important place as they help in making important plant nutrients thus, providing a scope for reduction in use of costly chemical fertilizers, which can pollute soil in long term use. Moreover, other properties such as auxin production have been attributed to biofertilizers. The increasing concern about the environment and socioeconomic impact of chemical agriculture has led many farmers and consumers to seek alternative practices for agricultural sustainability and marketability.