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Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): An Alternative of Chemical Fertilizer for Sustainable, Environment Friendly Agriculture

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Environmental Microbiology, School for Environmental Sciences, BBA (A Central) University, Lucknow-226 025, INDIA
  • 2Dept. of Environmental Microbiology, School for Environmental Sciences, BBA (A Central) University, Lucknow-226 025, INDIA
  • 3Dept. of Environmental Microbiology, School for Environmental Sciences, BBA (A Central) University, Lucknow-226 025, INDIA

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 1, Issue (4), Pages 21-23, May,8 (2013)


In developing countries like India, demand of chemical fertilizers for crop production has increased tremendously due to the release of several high yielding and nutrient demanding varieties of crop plants. The use of chemical fertilizers has resulted not only in the deterioration of soil health but also has led to some major environmental problems, such as soil and water pollution and other health related problems, besides increasing the input cost for crop production especially on the marginal farmers. So, there is an urgent need to recycle available organics and manipulate rhizospheric microflora in a more efficient way and improve and expand their usage. Search for ecologically adaptable Plant Growth Promotory Rhizobacteria with enhanced plant growth promotory properties and their use to enhance crop productivity can improve the socio-economic status of poor farmers. The present review highlights the Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria as an alternative of chemical fertilizer for sustainable, environment friendly agriculture.


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