UPSC Ecology And Environment Environment Question Bank Environment Management

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    The use of bio fertilizer helps in increasing the supply of primary nutrients to plants. Which of the following is/are examples of bio-fertilizers?
    1. Azotobacter
    2. Rhizobium
    3. Azospirillium
    Choose the correct option.

    A) 1 and 2 only                 

    B) 1 and 3 only

    C) 2 and 3 only                 

    D) 1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Rhizobium is used for leguminous crops.  Azotobacter can be used with crops like wheat, maize, mustard, cotton, potato and other vegetable crops. Azospirillum inoculations are recommended mainly for sorghum, millets, maize, sugarcane and wheat. Bio-fertilizers add nutrients through the natural processes of nitrogen fixation, solubilizing phosphorus, and stimulating plant growth through the synthesis of growth-promoting substances.

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