Mechanism of action
Potassium-solubilizing microorganisms such as Bacillus megaterium and Bacillus mucilaginosus solubilize potassium for plants by various mechanisms. The microorganisms dissolve silicate minerals and release potassium through the assembly of organic and inorganic acids, acidolysis, polysaccharides, complex lysis, chelation, and exchange reactions.
Benefits of potassium-solubilizing bacteria
- It promotes enzyme activation, nitrogen utilization, and the synthesis of sugars and proteins.
- It promotes the growth of PGP bacteria in the rhizosphere.
- It promotes natural mechanisms in the soil, thus maintaining soil fertility.
CFU count: 1×108 CFU/Gram, 1×109 CFU/Gram
Dosage of potassium-solubilizing bacteria
100 gm/acre or 250 gm/Ha
1 Kg/acre or 2.5 Kg/Ha
Mode of Application:
Soil Drenching and Drip irrigation.