Cornous Biology, Volume 2, Issue 1 : 16-28. Doi : 10.37446/corbio/ra/2.1.2024.16-28
Review Article

OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 31-Mar-2024

Plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria: a novel approach towards sustainable agriculture

  • Amina Zia
  • Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University Of Agriculture Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Umar Azam
  • Department Of Plant Breeding & Genetics, Faculty of Agriculture Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Rabia Talat Mehmood
  • Department Of Zoology, Faculty Division of Sciences and Technology, Campus, University Of Township, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Ali Haider
  • Department Of Plant Breeding & Genetics, Faculty of Agriculture Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Natasha Shahzadi
  • Department of Biotechnology, Campus Abbottabad, COMSAT University, Islamabad.
  • Noor Ul Huda
  • Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University Of Agriculture Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Uzma Ambreen
  • Institute of Soil and Environment Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Aniqah Akhter
  • Department of Biotechnology, Campus Abbottabad, COMSAT University, Islamabad.
  • Ayesha Hafeez
  • Department of CABB, Faculty of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Syeda Maria Majid
  • Department of Botany, Faculty of Sciences, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

Abstract

In the modern world, agricultural sustainability is essential since conventional agriculture won’t be able to meet our future needs. In the field of agriculture, chemical fertilizers used for the control of pests, weeds, and pathogens and for the increase of crop yields negatively affect the ecosystem. An attractive alternative to traditional agricultural practices is the utilization of soil microorganisms that could promote PG and development. Plant growth-promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) live in the rhizosphere and use a variety of mechanisms to help in the process of plant growth. They can function as biofertilizers (improve nutrition content), biostimulants (produce phytohormones), and biocontrol agents (protect the plants against diseases). The use of PGPR raises hope for reducing food insecurity, maintaining a clean environment, and lowering the risk to public health. Therefore, it is crucial to accept biological agents globally. The main purpose of this review is to increase the usage of PGPR as a bio-inoculant in our research and to discuss the formulation design of PGPR in sustainable agricultural practices.

Keywords

Sustainable agriculture, PGPR, microbes, PGD, Rhizobia

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