Crop residues are a potential source of beneficial microorganisms and biocontrol agents

phys.org | 1/31/2013 | Staff
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While studies of the microbiomes (which comprises all the microorganisms, mainly bacteria and fungi) of the phyllosphere and the rhizosphere of plants are important, scientists at INRA believe more attention should be given to the microbiomes of crop residues.

Crop residues are important as a key microbial ecosystem with the power to contribute both negatively and positively to crop health and productivity. Crop residues are a breeding ground for plant disease but also contribute significantly to the stability of agrosystems.

Residues - Attention - Context - Crop - Protection

"Residues deserve special attention in the context of crop protection," plant pathologist...
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