Microbial inoculants for sustainable crop management

Dhananjaya Pratap Singh*, Ratna Prabha, Vijai Kumar Gupta

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Sustainability in agriculture without compromising environmental quality, agro-ecosystem function, and diversity conservation is among the major concerns of present-day agriculture worldwide. The unseen microbial communities play a vital role for solving various problems of today’s agriculture. They can equally benefit crop production and protection systems, food security, public health, and social well-being. Both pathogenic and beneficial microorganisms constitute a key living component of soil and plant system managing ecological balance, ecosystem function, agricultural productivity, crop quality and human wellness, and livestock health. PGPR-mediated stress mitigation in plants is reported for different crops across the world. Commercial use of microbial inoculants for improving crop growth and productivity under stressed environments could constitute a prominently viable and sustainable approach for enhancing agricultural productivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrobial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2: Rhizosphere, Microbiome and Agro-ecology
EditorsD Singh, V Gupta, R Prabha
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9789811383830
ISBN (Print)9789811383823
Publication statusFirst published - 17 Nov 2019


  • Bacillus
  • Decomposer
  • Microbial inoculants
  • Pseudomonas
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Trichoderma

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    Singh, D. P., Prabha, R., & Gupta, V. K. (2019). Microbial inoculants for sustainable crop management. In D. Singh, V. Gupta, & R. Prabha (Eds.), Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment: Volume 2: Rhizosphere, Microbiome and Agro-ecology (pp. 1-35). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-8383-0_1