Microbial inoculation of seed for improved crop performance: issues and opportunities

  title={Microbial inoculation of seed for improved crop performance: issues and opportunities},
  author={Maureen O’Callaghan},
  booktitle={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
There is increasing interest in the use of beneficial microorganisms as alternatives to chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilisers in agricultural production. Application of beneficial microorganisms to seeds is an efficient mechanism for placement of microbial inocula into soil where they will be well positioned to colonise seedling roots and protect against soil-borne diseases and pests. However, despite the long history of inoculation of legume seeds with Rhizobia spp. and clear… CONTINUE READING
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