Biofertilizer Production

Sustainable agriculture via Biofertilizer application

Biofertilizer Production

Course Structure: Contents and Assessment Pattern

This course is worth 1 credit and consists of 4 modules.

Each module consists of the  following components:

  • Lessons
  • IBL: Inquiry Based Learning
  • Project

Self assessment can be undertaken by taking the quizzes available per lesson on this WordPress website. Self assessment in this manner will not lead to certification.

Formal assessment for certification is available on the Edmodo platform and will be carried out as follows:

Weekly assessment of each component will be in the following manner:

  • Lessons: Online MCQ tests per lesson.
  • IBL: Inquiry Based Learning: Weekly questions are to be answered
  • Project: Weekly Submission of Photos, videos and results of experiments along with the submission of a final project report in the 4th week.
  • Lessons:
Module No. Week Lesson Title Reference Material Self Assessment Formal Assessment
1 1 Introduction to the course on Biofertilizer Production Video-PPT, Document Quiz MCQ test
1 1 Nitrogen fixing Microorganisms Document  

Quiz

 

MCQ test

1 1 Video demonstration of Biofertilizer Production using Nitrogen fixing Microorganisms Video
2 2 Phosphate Solubilising Microorganisms Document Quiz MCQ test
3 3 IAA producing microorganisms Document Quiz MCQ test
4 4 Siderophore Producing Microorganisms Document Quiz MCQ test

 

  • IBL: Inquiry Based Learning:

Our efforts are directed towards the improvement of crop productivity in an eco-friendly manner. In order to understand the various factors that affect crop productivity, we need to understand the soil type, soil composition, climatic and rainfall/ irrigation requirements and fertilizer requirement of the crop under consideration. Hence this inquiry has been designed with these aspects in mind.

Module No. Week Topic on which queries are based Maximum Marks
1 1 Soil formation and profile 3
1 1 Soil composition 2
2 2 Soil types and their characteristics 4
2 2 Types of soil found in a local area/ state 2
3 3 Soil Health Card 3
3 3 Types of crops cultivated in a local area/ state 2
3 3 Climatic and soil type requirements of the selected crop 4
4 4 Nutrient/ fertilizer requirement of the selected crop 5
TOTAL 25

 

Project is Practical Based and will have the following components:

Sr. No. Component Week Maximum Marks (50) Assessment
1 Getting together the materials and chemicals required for the project 1 5 Weekly Submission of:

1)   Photos of materials and media prepared,

 

 

 

2)   videos of process and results, and finally the

 

 

 

3) project report

2 a)   Preparation and sterilization of glassware, charcoal powder, saline and media: Ashby’s broth and Ashby’s agar. 1 10

 

 

b)   pouring of sterile Ashby’s medium into agar plates. 1 5
c)   Inoculation of Ashby’s broth with soil and incubation in shaker incubator  for Enrichment of Nitrogen fixing microorganisms. 1 5
3 a)   Streaking on Ashby’s agar plates followed by incubation of plates in the incubator for isolation. 2  

10

 

b)   Repeated rounds of streaking and incubation for purification of the culture 2, 3  

5

4 Preparation of the biofertilizer and testing its efficacy by:

a) seed germination studies

3, 4 5
b) pot assay 3, 4 5

 

 Assessment modes and marks:

Sr. No. Type Maximum Marks Minimum Passing marks
1 MCQ tests (5 No.s) 5 tests x 5 marks each  = 25 15
2 IBL 25 15
3 Project 50 30
TOTAL 100 60

 

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12 thoughts on “Biofertilizer Production”

  1. Sir, I want to join this. I am assistant professor in microbiology. Whats the process to join

    1. Dear Sir,
      The course is being finalized and soon to be launched. I shall inform you once it is launched so that you and your colleagues and students can join.
      Thanks and regards,
      Mrs. Sneha Ogale

  2. I am working as Assistant professor microbiology (chb).. Interested in this activity..

    1. Dear Madam,
      The course is being finalized and soon to be launched. I shall inform you once it is launched so that you, your colleagues and students can join.
      Thanks and regards,
      Mrs. Sneha Ogale

  3. First of all congratulations Ma’am.
    It’s a very good initiative and need of society.
    Ma’am Please let me know once you launch this course.
    Will share the link among my friends and those who are interested.

    1. Hello Shahen,
      Thank you so much! The course is being finalized and soon to be launched. I shall inform you once it is launched so that you can share the link.
      Thanks and regards,
      Mrs. Sneha Ogale

  4. Congratulations Madam for taking this initiative.
    Let me know that how will I know whether I m registered or not?

    1. Dear Sir,
      Thank you for your interest. Welcome aboard. I am adding you to the whatsapp group of registered participants in order to coordinate your participation.
      Thanks and regards,
      Sneha Ogale

  5. Congratulations mam and thank you for lunching such an open resource.
    It will be helpful to farmer’s & I am one of them, eager to join.
    Please let me know when & how to join.

    1. Dear Milind,
      Welcome aboard. I am adding you to the whatsapp group of registered participants in order to coordinate your participation.
      Thanks and regards,
      Sneha Ogale

  6. Dear Sneha Ogale,

    My name is Chau – greenhouse grower in Vietnam.
    I’d like to take your Biofertilizer production course online. I’ve tried to sign up at Edmodo website using the group code written in this page. Howerver, it wasn’t a correct code.
    Please advise how to register for this course.

    Thank you very much for your sharing and helping.

    Regards,

    Chau

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