Ikuli And Akonye


Ikuli and Akonye

Journal of Agricultural Sciences

9(1), pp. 65-75, 2019


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Soil Enhancer: The Panacea to Land as a Limiting Resource in Agricultural


Josiah M and 1Akonye, Love A


1Department of Plant
Science and Biotechnology, University of Port Harcourt, PMB 2353 Choba Port





Article No.: 121118172

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.1.121118172



Land is an inevitable resource in agricultural production and its
health status determines the position of agriculture in the present and
future. The study investigated the ability of microbial soil enhancer to
increase yield and soil nutrients, maintain soil health for sustainable and
continuity in agriculture.  Two
(2.5ml/liter) of microbial soil enhancer was applied to the soil before
planting and thereafter, 2ml/liter was applied through foliar application
after every four weeks till maturity, followed by treatments with different
rates  of inorganic fertilizer
NPK15:15:15 (20g/plant, 15g/plant, and 10g/plant). The study revealed that
microbial soil enhancer gave the best-improved yield (52.67 Ton/Ha), SOM and
many primary nutrients when used with 50% (10g/plant) inorganic
fertilizer.  Microbial soil enhancer
improved and balanced the soil microorganism’s community, making the soil
fit for sustainable use and continuity in agriculture.  It generated pro-bacteria and fungi needed
for plant protection and productivity. The study also revealed that
microbial soil enhancer should not be used in a virgin or fertile soil to
avoid disaster outbreak. It is also good for bioremediation. It should be
encouraged and supplemented with a low rate of inorganic fertilizer to increase
yield, sustainability, and continuity in agriculture and also for
bioremediation, to reclaim agricultural lands lost to pollution.


Submitted: 11/12/2018

Accepted:  15/12/2018

Published: 31/01/2019


*Corresponding Author

Ikuli, Josiah M

E-mail: ikulijosiah@
yahoo. com



soil enhancer, sustainability, agriculture, arable land, continuity



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Cite this
Ikuli, JM;
Akonye, LA (2019). Microbial Soil Enhancer: The Panacea to Land as a Limiting
Resource in Agricultural Productivity. Greener Journal of Agricultural
Sciences 9(1): 65-75, http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.1.121118172.


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