The rhizosphere and its management to improve plant growth

Bowen, G.D. and Rovira, A.D. (1999) The rhizosphere and its management to improve plant growth. Advances in Agronomy, 66. pp. 1-102.

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Various aspects of the biology of the rhizosphere, plant responses, the nature and dynamics of rhizosphere populations and their determinants, and management of plants and rhizosphere microorganisms are reviewed and discussed. Areas requiring further research to promote plant growth and oligotrophic bacteria, effects of plants and environment on microbial growth, assessment of effective levels of pathogens and symbionts for different soils and agricultural systems, use of appropriate fertilizers and herbicides affecting the interactions between roots and root pathogens, effects of type of soil, temperature and water movement on changes in the rhizosphere, and selection of plants releasing the appropriate exudates for the promotion of microorganisms, are outlined

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: CSIRO Land & Water, Glen Osmond, South Australia 5064, Australia
Subjects: Plant Protection > Pesticides
Crop Improvement
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Syamala
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2010 20:17
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2010 20:17

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