Biofertilizers in Pakistan: Initiatives and Limitations

  title={Biofertilizers in Pakistan: Initiatives and Limitations},
  author={Muhammad Naveed and Ijaz Mehboob and M. A. Shaker and Muhammad Baqir Hussain and Muhammad Junaid Farooq},
Biological preparation containing live or latent cells of microorganisms or their metabolites, which when inoculated to seed, soil or roots of seedlings, promote plant growth and enhance harvestable yield is termed as biofertilizer. Biofertilizers, generally marketed, contain microbes capable of nitrogen (N) -fixation, phosphate solubilization/mineralization, phytohormone production and biocontrol. This paper reviews various initiatives in research and development of the biofertilizers taken by… CONTINUE READING