Microencapsulated bacteria

TERI developed product on microencapsulated bacteria helps in increasing crop productivity and reduces the dosage of chemical fertilizers. The encapsulated non-sporulating bacteria have increased shelf life of up to 18 months and can tolerate temperatures ranging from 10 to 40 C.

TERI actives/raw microencapsulated products available for bulk supply

TERI Microencapsulated Bacterial Formulation Type Physical State Concentration (Minimum) Packaging
Azospirillum brasilense Nitrogen fixers Dry Powder 1x109 CFU/g As per request- 500 gm/1Kg/5 Kg or bulk
Azotobacter chroococcum Nitrogen fixers 1x109 CFU/g
Bradyrhizobium japonicum Nitrogen fixers 1x108 CFU/g
Rhizobium leguminosarum Nitrogen fixers 1x108 CFU/g
Pseudomonas fluorescens Plant growth promoter 1x109 CFU/g

SEM of micro-encapsulated power (MEP) of B. Japonicum and A. brasilense

Key features of product

  • Uniform particles size
  • Higher shelf life upto 24-months
  • Tolerance to harsh environmental conditions and temperature tolerance from 10 ⚊ 40 C
  • Contamination-free
  • Compatible with seed coating polymers
  • Compatible with mycorrhiza and other beneficial bio-inoculants
  • Compatible with fungicides and chemical biostimulants

Targeted crops

  • All field crops ⚊ Cereals, oil seeds, legumes, pulses, millets, fibre crops
  • Sugarcane, vegetables, fodder or other grasses, Fruit trees and ornamental plants
  • Intensive temperate and tropical pastures
  • Temperate fruits ⚊ apples, drupe, berries
  • Tropical tree fruits, bananas, citrus, coffee, tea, grapes

Product application methods

  • Seed coating
  • Drip, micro sprinklers or overhead irrigation systems
  • Trickle tape for vegetable crops
  • Streaming nozzle and apply easily down the rows
  • Boom spray onto wet soil or pasture