In this present study, Soil samples were collected from Vilakkudi, Thiruthuraipoondi (TK), Thiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu, India. Bacterial and fungal species were isolated, identified and confirmed using Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology and the Manual of Soil Fungi. Bacterial species such as Lactobacillus casei and fungal species such as Trichoderma harzianum were identified. The activated EM was verified by pH (3.2) and by sweet sour smell. The seeds of Vigna unguiculata were sown in six pots of equal size and noted as T1,T2, T3, T4, T5 and Control. In the experimental set up, T1 pot was treated with Lactobacillus casei,T2 pot was treated with Trichoderma harzianum,T3 was treated with Saccharomyces cerevisiae, T4 with Combined formulation of Lactobacillus casei+ Trichoderma harzianum+ Saccharomyces cerevisiae, T5 was treated with EM and the un inoculated pot was denoted as Control. T5 showed the highest results in all the growth parameters and yield of the plant.
Kalaiyararsi M and Victoria J.2016, Role of Plant Growth Promoting Microbial Consortium and Effective Microorganisms (EM) on The Growth and Yield of Vigna Unguiculata L. Int J Recent Sci Res. 7(9), pp. 13371-13376.