Herbaspirillum seropedicae is an betaproteobacteria with is endophytic diazotroph and forms nitrogen-fixing associations with maize (Zea mays), rice (Oryza sativa), sorghum (Sorghum bicolor),sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum), bananas (Musa) and pineapple (Ananas comosus). H. seropedicae is a potential nitrogen biofertilizer. Studies have shown that rice with H. seropedicae inoculated increases the yield to a equivalent of 40 kg N/ha.
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