Journal of Plant Biotechnology and Microbiology

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Mini Review - Journal of Plant Biotechnology and Microbiology (2023) Volume 6, Issue 2

Microbes as Biofertilizers: An Effective and Eco-Friendly Approach for Plant Growth Promotion

The use of microbes as biofertilizers is gaining popularity in agriculture due to their numerous benefits. Microbes, such as bacteria and fungi, can promote plant growth by fixing nitrogen, solubilizing phosphorus, and producing plant growth-promoting substances. This mini article highlights the benefits of using microbes as biofertilizers, including improved soil health, increased plant tolerance to environmental stresses, and higher crop yields and quality. Different types of biofertilizers and their specific applications are also discussed. While biofertilizers cannot completely replace chemical fertilizers, their use can lead to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to agriculture. Microbes, such as bacteria, fungi, and algae, are essential components of the soil ecosystem, playing a vital role in nutrient cycling, organic matter decomposition, and plant growth promotion. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in utilizing microbes as biofertilizers to enhance crop productivity while reducing the use of chemical fertilizers and their negative environmental impacts. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of using microbes as biofertilizers and their potential as an eco-friendly approach for plant growth promotion.

Author(s): Onyx Wilson*

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