Positive plant microbial interactions
Article first published online: 22 SEP 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Annals of Applied Biology © 2010 Association of Applied Biologists
Annals of Applied Biology
Volume 157, Issue 3, pages 317–320, November 2010
How to Cite
Andrews, M., Hodge, S. and Raven, J.A. (2010), Positive plant microbial interactions. Annals of Applied Biology, 157: 317–320. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7348.2010.00440.x
- Issue published online: 18 OCT 2010
- Article first published online: 22 SEP 2010
- Received: 5 August 2010; revised version accepted: 24 August 2010.
- Associative bacteria and fungi;
- biological control;
- nitrogen fixation;
Problems and concerns in relation to the use of inorganic fertilisers, irrigation, herbicides and pesticides have led to the search for alternative strategies to combat limiting soil nutrient and water levels and the effect of weeds and pests on crops. Greater utilisation of microorganisms in agricultural systems could possibly allow reductions in the use of inorganic fertilisers, water, herbicides and pesticides with no impact on crop yield. Positive plant microbial interactions which are currently under study are considered here.