Biofertilizer Technology and Pulse Production

Plant–microbe interactions are a central feature of the life of plants but determine the soil health and plant health, thereby leading to a healthy ecosystem. These interactions range from advantageous symbiotic associations to pathogenic disease states

S. S. Dudeja; N. P. Singh; Poonam Sharma; S. C. Gupta; Ramesh Chandra; Bansi Dhar; R. K. Bansal; G. P. Brahmaprakash; S. R. Potdukhe; R. C. Gundappagol; B. G. Gaikawad; K. S. Nagaraj

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • Plant–microbe interactions are a central feature of the life of plants but determine the soil health and plant health, thereby leading to a healthy ecosystem. These interactions range from advantageous symbiotic associations to pathogenic disease states
  • Numerous rhizobial strains have been identified that show nitrogen-fixing ability, with their target host legume Chickpea being one of the most important legume crop of the arid zones of India, and different cultivars of chickpea have been grown under field conditions since centuries
  • Most of the chickpea grown soils harbor diverse group of rhizobial populations. These rhizobial populations in the soil are capable of interacting and nodulating all chickpea cultivars to varying extent depending upon the soil, site, and management practices
  • The achievements of biofertilizer technology in enhancing chickpea productivity in India are discussed in this chapter

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