It provides extra nutrients for the plant’s growth and life cycle. It can also increase the soil’s capability to retain water. Organic farms use humus since it is composed of decomposing leaves, another chemical reaction. Humus, which is essential to the soil, balances out the presence of carbon and nitrogen ratio of the soil. It can also retain, remove or lower concentrations of pollutants present in the soil (Royal Society of Chemistry,
In The Omnivore’s Dilemma Pollan says, “Instead of toxic pesticides, crops are sprayed with natural substances, like BT, a pesticide made from a common soil bacteria” (140.) This quote proves that big organic industrial companies use pesticides to help produce grow.
Bacterium growth on various agar plates Introduction The purpose of this experiment is to show different agar plates inhibit or enable growth of different organisms. Some varieties of media enable the grow of a wide range of organisms such as nutrient agar. Other media are selective which means they contain specific nutrients to encourage the growth of certain organisms. This means other organisms will die due to the selective nutrients such as high concentration of salt which will cause plasmolysis. Differential organisms require different nutrients which show it is fairly easy to isolate and identify organisms by using selective media.
This paper has shown how genetic modification of food crops can be helpful in the alleviation of poverty. Like any other factor, genetic modification of food has its pros and cons. It also has risks associated with it. These risks include antibiotic resistance and creating allergies to consumers. However, it also has benefits.
%Pasreceived is 5.8±0.008% and %Pdry 12.7±0.008 and %P2O5asreceived 6.63±0.008 and %P2O5dry 14.48±0.008. This shows that there are also other components present in the fertilizer sample that is Introduction The agricultural value of fertilizer samples depend on their total phosphate and water content. Natural phosphates are found in small amounts in all better types of soil and their presence is very important for plant growth. Phosphate content was determined as a precipitate magnesium ammonium phosphate hexahydrate.  Moisture determination is an important indicator of the fertilizer 's quality.
The new Monsanto is committed to finding ways to contribute to the nourishment of our ever changing word. This is done by Monsanto’s commitment to enhance the growth of perishable products that humans eat. Monsanto decided to do so by producing Genetically Modified seeds coated with Roundup Ready (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2015). The New Monsanto invented a way where crop sparing foods would grow while killing weeds and bugs, by themselves (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2015). Unfortunately, not everyone was please with the company 's creation.
Thus, the amount of P liberated by them is generally not sufficient for a substantial increase of in in situ plant growth. Therefore, inoculation of plant by desire microorganism at adequate amount than the normal found in soil is necessary to take advantage of the property of phosphate solubilization for plant growth and yield enhancement (Rodrigues H and Fraga R, 1999). OBJECTIVES In the context of above observations, the present investigation was carried out with the following objectives: 1.1. Objectives of the Study • To isolate the phosphate-solubilize bacteria from rhizosphere of maize plants, • To detect the phosphate-solubilizing ability, • To characterize the microorganisms at the phenotypic and genotypic level, • To study the diversity of phosphate solubilizing bacteria, • To examine the production of organic acids, • In addition, this study was to examine the effect of phosphate-solubilizing bacteria as inoculants on plant growth and yield and may be used as biofertilizer. • We also hypothesize that the combined effect of microbial strain can also give better result as compared to the single
What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Genetically Modified Foods? Genetically modified (GM) foods are organisms that have had new genes added to themselves from other organisms. Being around since 1994, they are produced in a way that is very similar to genetic engineering. The technique used in this type of crop management has been introduced to ensure farmers and merchants are able to improve crop or food quality in a more efficient way. Some people arrogate that this technology will help those in the agricultural industry decrease the amount of wasted crops and foods.
Barak (2010) suggests that the transgenic crops are “pest resistance” and “herbicide tolerance” (p.552). Those characteristics work as a layer of protection to protect the foods from being destroyed. An inputted amount of seeds will finally result in a corresponding return of foods. Moreover, the plants are capable for enduring severe growing condition. For example, genes with cold tolerant feature can be transferred to tropical crops such as potato so they can now grow in winter without geographical limitations.
ETHICAL ISSUES The use of GMOs causes effects on the environment, untargeted species and human health. The practice of genetically modified organisms is still new. The long-term effects of this technology are still to come so we must continue with caution as we develop it. The plant has the ability to make pesticides and resist some herbicides. These characteristics are helpful in the production of food, allowing farmers to use fewer chemicals and to grow fewer crops with the ideal conditions to also prevent eutrophication.