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Microbial formulations to improve agricultural productivity

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: TH

 

Context: The Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR) in Kozhikode has developed three new

microbial formulations aimed at enhancing agricultural productivity for farmers.

  • These formulations, named Bactolime, Bactogypsum, and Trichogypsum, utilize granular lime and gypsum and have been developed using IISR’s patented technology.

 

How it works?

  • Bactolime combines beneficial bacteria with liming material to address soil pH issues and deliver microorganisms essential for plant growth.
  • Bactogypsum and Trichogypsum, the other two formulations, work to buffer soil pH to a neutral level, facilitating the establishment of beneficial microbes, thereby improving soil quality and nutrient availability.