Rhizobium is a bacterium found in soil that helps in fixing nitrogen in leguminous plants.
It attaches to the roots of the leguminous plant and produces nodules.
Rhizobium is use full in legume and oil producing crops viz. pigeon pea, pea, chickpea,
soybean, ground nut etc.
- Rhizobium fixes atmospheric nitrogen to the level of 20-40 kg per hectare and thereby
helps to reduce the amount of synthetic fertilizer usage.
- Rhizobium improves the plant vigor and health and ultimately increase crop yield.
- Rhizobium to improve the soil health.