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Microbial Options for Improved Crop Production

  • Digvijay Singh
  • Joginder Singh
  • Arvind Kumar
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Abstract

Crop plants are always unceasingly confronted by the biosphere around them, so if we want to improve crop production, it becomes obligatory to reinforce agricultural production in a workable manner and to find solutions to handle various problems like environmental stress responses and nutrient availability. Furthermore, due to increase in cost of synthetic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, the crop production has been reduced to a drastic level, and also these chemicals are being added to the food chain which is having very adverse effect on flora and fauna because of their toxicity. So, alternative methods have been looked upon by the researchers to find effective solutions, and, thus, the approach of using microflora for crop improvement programs offers a better, cost-effective, and eco-friendly answer to almost all the existing problems in modern agriculture. Plant growth-promoting microorganisms could be applied to the crops for getting mass production, but strategies should be made for their own regulated production programs so that better results could be obtained and this technique become more practical, feasible, and available for the farmers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Biotechnology and Biosciences, Lovely Professional UniversityPhagwaraIndia

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