Friday, October 10, 2014

Potential of autochthonous bacteria for use as biofertilizers

Scientists are working to select autochthonous bacteria with a biofertilizing potential as a result of the stimulating effect they have on the take-up of nutrients by plants, phytohormone production and phytopathogen control. The research is of great interest for farmers because bacteria-based biofertilizers constitute an alternative to conventional chemical fertilizers that are expensive and less sustainable from an environmental point of view.



from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1vSw4oN

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