Insecticide-tolerant and plant-growth-promoting Rhizobium improves the growth of lentil (Lens esculentus) in insecticide-stressed soils.

@article{Ahemad2011InsecticidetolerantAP,
  title={Insecticide-tolerant and plant-growth-promoting Rhizobium improves the growth of lentil (Lens esculentus) in insecticide-stressed soils.},
  author={Munees Ahemad and Mohammad Saghir Khan},
  journal={Pest management science},
  year={2011},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={423-9}
}
BACKGROUND Application of insecticides in modern agriculture in order to enhance legume production has led to their accumulation in soils to levels that adversely affect soil microflora such as rhizobia and exert a negative impact on the physiological activities associated with them. This study was therefore designed to identify rhizobial strains expressing higher tolerance to insecticides fipronil and pyriproxyfen and synthesising plant growth regulators even amid insecticide stress. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING