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.
|Title of host publication||Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment|
|Subtitle of host publication||Volume 2: Rhizosphere, Microbiome and Agro-ecology|
|Editors||D Singh, V Gupta, R Prabha|
|Number of pages||35|
|Publication status||First published - 17 Nov 2019|
- Microbial inoculants
- Sustainable agriculture