Influence of Pseudomonas and Biofertisol as Foliar Spray on Nodulation Attributes and Yield of Vegetable Pea under STCR Approach

Yagini Tekam *

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, JNKVV, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (482004), India.

Rakesh Sahu

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, JNKVV, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (482004), India.

Deepak Singh

Department of Horticulture, JNKVV, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (482004), India.

Monika Masram

Department of Agronomy, MPKV, Rahuri, Maharashtra (413722), India.

Priyanka Jain

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, JNKVV, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (482004), India.

Divya Bhayal

Department of Soil Science, RVSKVV, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh (474002), India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


A field experiment was carried out during the rabi season in the Experimental Field, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, JNKVV, Jabalpur (M.P.) under RBD design with four replications consisting of five treatments of two types of biofertilizers: Pseudomonas and Biofertisol, and scheduled combinations of inorganic fertilizers based on STCR (Soil Test Crop Response) to achieve the desired yield using the vegetable pea variety PSM-3. The response due to treatment of T4 (TY 100 q (58:110:47) + 5 t FYM+1 spray of Pseudomonas+1 spray of Biofertisol) was significantly effective in increasing nodulation attributes (nodulation enumeration, biomass and leghaemoglobin content) by 28.46, 47.15, and 35.29%; 78.33, 95.86, and 86.17%; and 21.70, 65.70, and 20.26%, respectively, relative to that of control. Yields of the crop were best harvested due to T4 by 85.97 % over that of control 56.70 kg ha-1. The continuous application of chemical fertilisers has decreased the fertility of the soil and degraded the soil. The reduction in the fertility of the soil has resulted in poor crop yields. The nutrient management of all the treatments involves the judicious use of organic and inorganic fertilizers, along with microbes, to meet the nutrient needs of the crop while minimizing environmental impacts.

Keywords: Biofertisol, leghaemoglobin, nodulation, Pseudomonas, STCR

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Tekam , Y., Sahu, R., Singh , D., Masram, M., Jain , P., & Bhayal , D. (2023). Influence of Pseudomonas and Biofertisol as Foliar Spray on Nodulation Attributes and Yield of Vegetable Pea under STCR Approach. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 13(11), 1756–1764.


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