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Microbial Bioformulations: Present and Future Aspects

  • Usha Rani
  • Vivek Kumar
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Part of the Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences book series (NALIS)

Abstract

Utilization of microbes for plant growth promotion and inhibition of plant pathogens is not a new concept and is growing slowly, but agricultural products based on microbes are developing gradually. Products based on microbes are available by different names like bioformulations, biopesticides, bioinoculants, bioformulants, biofertilizers, etc. Use of bioformulations is an emerging area in research and development especially for the promotion of plant growth. Bioformulation industry targets toward the inhibition of plant pathogens, promoting plant growth, and helping in enhancing fertility of soil, which helps toward attaining eco-friendly approaches. Usage of harmful chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers will ultimately lead toward their accumulation and loss of soil fertility. New areas are being explored to eradicate the related constraints. Present research trends focus on refining the concept of bioformulations which are safe, secure, and reliable.

Keywords

Bioformulation Encapsulation Bioinoculants Biofertilizers Biofilms Azotobacter 

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  • Usha Rani
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  • Vivek Kumar
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  1. 1.Himalayan School of Biosciences, Swami Rama Himalayan UniversityDehradunIndia

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