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Microbial Products and Biofertilizers in Improving Growth and Productivity of Apple – a Review

Walid Fediala Abd El-Gleel Mosa * / Lidia Sas-Paszt / Mateusz Frąc / Paweł Trzciński

Keywords : apple productivity, biocontrol, biofertilization, bioproducts

Citation Information : Polish Journal of Microbiology. Volume 65, Issue 3, Pages 243-251, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5604/17331331.1215599

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Received Date : 07-August-2014 / Accepted: 22-April-2016 / Published Online: 26-August-2016

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The excessive use of mineral fertilizers causes many negative consequences for the environment as well as potentially dangerous effects of chemical residues in plant tissues on the health of human and animal consumers. Bio-fertilizers are formulations of beneficial micro­organisms, which upon application can increase the availability of nutrients by their biological activity and help to improve soil health. Microbes involved in the formulation of bio-fertilizers not only mobilize N and P but mediate the process of producing crops and foods naturally. This method avoids the use of synthetic chemical fertilizers and genetically modified organisms to influence the growth of crops. In addition to their role in enhancing the growth of the plants, biofertilizers can act as biocontrol agents in the rhizosphere at the same time. Biofertilizers are very safe for human, animal and environment. The use of Azotobacter, Azospirillum, Pseudomonas, Acetobacter, Burkholderia, Bacillus, Paenibacillus and some members of the Enterobacteriaceae is gaining worldwide importance and acceptance and appears to be the trend for the future.

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