Biopolymers for biological control of plant pathogens: Advances in microencapsulation of beneficial microorganisms

Roohallah Saberi-Riseh*, Mojde Moradi-Pour, Reza Mohammadinejad, Vijay Kumar Thakur

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Abstract

The use of biofertilizers, including biocontrol agents such as Pseudomonas and Bacillus in agriculture can increase soil characteristics and plant acquisition of nutrients and enhancement the efficiency of manure and mineral fertilizer. Despite the problems that liquid and solid formulations have in maintaining the viability of microbial agents, encapsulation can improve their application with extended shelf-life, and controlled release from formulations. Research into novel formulation methods especially encapsulation techniques has increased in recent years due to the mounting demand for microbial biological control. The application of polymeric materials in agriculture has developed recently as a replacement for traditional materials and considered an improvement in technological processes in the growing of crops. This study aims to overview of types of biopolymers and methods used for encapsulation of living biological control agents, especially microbial organisms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1938
JournalPolymers
Volume13
Issue number12
Early online date10 Jun 2021
DOIs
Publication statusFirst published - 10 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Biopolymer
  • Encapsulation
  • Formulation

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