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Importance of cyanobacteria in agriculture

  1. Cyanobacteria are the Nitrogen fixing microorganisms which add nitrogen to the soil in the form of nitrates.
  2. They increase the fertility of the soil
  3. They increase the yield of the crop
  4. They are eco-friendly
  5. They have the ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen, solubilized phosphorous and decompose organic matter. They act as biofertilizers
  6. They increase the yield of rice by 25-30%