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Toward an Integrated Resource Management: Harnessing Trichoderma for Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture

  • Sumita PalEmail author
  • H. B. Singh
  • Deep Ranjan Sarkar
  • Ranjeet Singh Yadav
  • Amitava Rakshit
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Abstract

Trichoderma has proved its diverse role in agriculture as an efficient microorganism to overcome numerous challenges associated with it. Being ubiquitous in nature, studies conducted on it are totally safe and involve low-cost implementation. Initially the research works highlighted this microbe as a suitable biocontrol agent against most phytopathogens. Many strains of Trichoderma have been successfully screened out for its beneficial effects on soil fertility and plant health aspects, but we need an environment which is free of pollution, and therefore focusing on multiple functions of Trichoderma to fight against various biotic and abiotic stresses and the hazardous pollutants which can affect our food chain is important to maintain sustainability. This mini review attempts to include the potentials of Trichoderma in present and upcoming condition of resource management.

Keywords

Abiotic and biotic stress Tolerance Plant growth promotion Trichoderma 

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Acknowledgment

The first author thanks the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, for the award of Woman Scientist Scheme (SR/WOS-A/LS-1199/2015) during the course of study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sumita Pal
    • 1
    Email author
  • H. B. Singh
    • 1
  • Deep Ranjan Sarkar
    • 2
  • Ranjeet Singh Yadav
    • 2
  • Amitava Rakshit
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mycology and Plant PathologyInstitute of Agricultural Science, BHUVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Soil Science and Agricultural ChemistryInstitute of Agricultural Science, BHUVaranasiIndia

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