Biofertilizers: A Timely Approach for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Supriya Tomer
  • Deep Chandra Suyal
  • Reeta GoelEmail author


Chemical fertilizers are extensively being used all around the globe in order to get the high yield of the crops. However, their indiscriminate use has imposed detrimental impact on soil animal health as well. A better alternative of these chemicals might be to exploit the microbial capabilities to be served as biofertilizer. Crop growth and yield are closely related to the soil microbiota, especially those in close proximity to plant roots, generally termed as “rhizosphere.” These microbes are known to play a number of vital roles in soil fertility, crop productivity, and production in agriculture and are the best supplement of chemical fertilizers.


Microbial Community Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Root Exudate Endophytic Bacterium Gluconic Acid 
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The work mentioned in this chapter from author group was supported by the National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, India (NBAIM/ICAR), grant to R. G.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Supriya Tomer
    • 1
  • Deep Chandra Suyal
    • 1
  • Reeta Goel
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of MicrobologyCollege of Basic Science and Humanities, G.B.P.U.A&TPantnagarIndia

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