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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)

Role of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in sustainable agriculture: A review

Author(s):

Sudeshna Mondal and Suranjit Sarkar

Abstract:
The use of external chemical inputs such as chemical fertilizers and pesticides undoubtedly resulted in huge increase in agricultural products in the past many decades in developing countries like India. Such indiscriminate use of agrochemicals has resulted not only in the deterioration of soil health but also has led to some major environmental disasters and other health related problems, besides increasing the input cost for crop production especially on the marginal farmers. So, the use of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) as biofertilizers and/or as biocontrol agents to enhance plant growth and yield, suppress diseases in a wide range of agricultural crops and improve the socio-economic status of poor farmers is gaining momentum. The present review highlights the role of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in the process of crop production and health, development of sustainable agriculture and their commercialization with global applicability.

Pages: 2821-2831  |  929 Views  371 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Sudeshna Mondal and Suranjit Sarkar. Role of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in sustainable agriculture: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(3):2821-2831.

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