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Does PGPR and Mycorrhizae Enhance Nutrient Use Efficiency and Efficacy in Relation to Crop Productivity?

  • Mahipal ChoudharyEmail author
  • Vijay Singh Meena
  • Ram Prakash Yadav
  • Manoj Parihar
  • Arunav Pattanayak
  • S. C. Panday
  • P. K. Mishra
  • J. K. Bisht
  • M. R. Yadav
  • Mahaveer Nogia
  • S. K. Samal
  • Prakash Chand Ghasal
  • Jairam Choudhary
  • Mukesh Choudhary
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Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 23)

Abstract

With the increasing world’s population, higher demand for sustainable food production so as to meet the requirement. It has increased tremendously due to excessive use of agrochemicals. Since, the imbalanced application of agrochemicals in agricultural field leads to soil and environmental degradation. Nowadays, the scientific community has shifted their focus on alternative eco-friendly management approach. The plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and mycorrhizae has huge potential to substitute agrochemicals. These efficient eco-friendly microbes have different plant growth-promoting (PGP) activities; hence PGPR and mycorrhizae are gaining importance for restoring soil sustainability and agricultural productivity. Application of these efficient microbes in the soil–plant–environment system will be suitable strategies for improving the soil and crop productivity.

Keywords

PGPR Biological nitrogen fixation Siderophore Agronomic efficiency 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We are thankful to the editors and anonymous reviewers for their productive comments, which help us to improve the manuscript.

Conflict of Interest: The author(s) have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahipal Choudhary
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vijay Singh Meena
    • 1
  • Ram Prakash Yadav
    • 1
  • Manoj Parihar
    • 1
  • Arunav Pattanayak
    • 1
  • S. C. Panday
    • 1
  • P. K. Mishra
    • 1
  • J. K. Bisht
    • 1
  • M. R. Yadav
    • 2
  • Mahaveer Nogia
    • 3
  • S. K. Samal
    • 4
  • Prakash Chand Ghasal
    • 5
  • Jairam Choudhary
    • 5
  • Mukesh Choudhary
    • 6
  1. 1.ICAR–Vivekananda Institute of Hill AgricultureAlmoraIndia
  2. 2.Rajasthan Agricultural Research InstituteDurgapuraIndia
  3. 3.ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Reginal CentreUdaipurIndia
  4. 4.ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, ICAR ParisarPatnaIndia
  5. 5.ICAR–Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research ModipuramMeerutIndia
  6. 6.ICAR–ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research InstituteJhansiIndia

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