Phosphorus Management in Agroecosytems and Role and Relevance of Microbes in Environmental Sustainability

  • Sagar Chhabra


Phosphorus (P) is an important macronutrient source for plant growth. However, it is a limiting mineral resource based on its availability in the environment and the form it is available to the plants. High amount of phosphorus use in soil is often considered to be non-productive to agriculture and can lead to mineral and heavy metal accumulation, soil leaching, surface run-off, and eutrophication in water bodies. This chapter reviews literature concerning P management practices in agriculture, the importance, role and relevance of microorganisms in P availability, environmental sustainability and the perspective of these microbes is discussed.


Fungi Bacteria Phosphorus Environmental sustainability 



The author acknowledges the support provided by MicroGen Biotech Ltd, Ireland and its seed funding agency and research support team.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sagar Chhabra
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  1. 1.MicroGen Biotech Ltd, ERIC CentreInstitute of Technology CarlowCarlowIreland
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyInvertis UniversityBareillyIndia

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