*Corresponding author:Nur Okur, Departmentof Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Ege University, Turkey
Received: May 01, 2018; Published: May 16,2018
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Bio-fertilizers are defined as preparations containing living cells or latent cells of efficient strains of microorganisms that help crop plants’ uptake of nutrients by their interactions in the rhizosphere when applied through seed or soil. They accelerate certain microbial processes in the soil which augment the extent of availability of nutrients in a form easily assimilated by plants. The use of bio-fertilizers is one of the important components of integrated nutrient management, as they are cost effective and renewable source of plant nutrients to supplement the chemical fertilizers for sustainable agriculture.
Keywords: Bio-fertilizer; Sustainable agriculture; Liquid bio-fertilizer
Abbreviations: PGPB: Plant Growth Promoting Bio-Fertilizer; KSB: Potassium Solubilizing Bio-Fertilizer; KMB: Potassium Mobilizing Bio - Fertilizer; SOB: Sulfur Oxidizing Bio-Fertilizer; NFB: Nitrogen Fixing Bio-Fertilizers