Enhanced Plant Performance in Cicer arietinum L . Due to the Addition of a Combination of Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria

Current agriculture is based on external fertilizers that jeopardize soil fertility. Alternative fertilization systems might come from the use of soil-borne bacteria with plant growth enhancing ability. Here, six bacterial strains that produce varying concentrations of indole acetic acid (IAA) were tested individually and in consortia for plant growth… (More)