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Effect of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Chemical Properties of Experimental Barren Soil with Pearl Millet (Pennisetum Glaucum L.) Crop

Authors(2) :-Ajay Pal, Sonali Pandey

The agricultural sustainability could be viewed as maximum plant production with minimum soil loss. The establishment of plant cover is the most important step in restoration of degraded areas. Plant and soil health are dependent upon the interactions of biological, physical, and chemical components of the soil. Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi form endomycorrhizal associations with the root of 70-90% of all known vascular plant species. The symbiotic relationship between roots and Arbuscular Mycorrhiza (AM) fungi may also benefit the formation of soil structure and plant growth. This study was conducted to determine the effects of three different indigenous AM fungi i.e. Glomus mosseae, Glomus fasciculatum and Gigaspora decipiens either single and in combination inoculation with pearl millet, effect on soil quality grown in the pot experiment under barren soil conditions. Pot trial results showed that AM fungi treated plants barren soil improved their chemical properties as compared to control (non-mycorrhizal) treatments.
Ajay Pal, Sonali Pandey
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi, Barren Soil, Degraded soil, Soil chemical Properties, Restoration.
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 7 | September-October 2017
  Date of Publication : 2017-10-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 82-86
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1736136
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
Ajay Pal, Sonali Pandey, "Effect of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Chemical Properties of Experimental Barren Soil with Pearl Millet (Pennisetum Glaucum L.) Crop ", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 7, pp.82-86, September-October-2017
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