Beneficial Microbes for Sustainable Crop Production

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Soils".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2024) | Viewed by 284

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Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Calea Mănăştur 3-5, 400372 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: soil microbiology; microbial ecology; plant growth promotion; root symbionts; microbial communities
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Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Calea Mănăştur 3-5, 400372 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: microbial ecology; plant–microbe interactions; microbial plant growth promotion; microbial processes; agricultural microbiology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Microbial communities in cultivated soils are the main drivers of crop success and are responsible for numerous vital ecosystem services. The plant-growth promotion process links the ability of microorganisms to provide nutrients and biostimulators to plants with a visible effect in the yield potential. The use of microbial inoculum in cropping systems has long been considered a viable solution to ensure supplementary nutrients, crop protection, biomass decomposition and the stability of soil fluxes.

The current Special Issue is focused on beneficial microorganisms used in cropping systems. The main interest is in single microorganism species or microbial consortia that can be used as biofertilizers, plant growth promoters, plant protection agents, organic matter decomposers, bioremediation processes and soil health promoters.

In this Special Issue, articles on microorganisms used in cropping systems are welcome. Original studies, perspectives, opinions, hypotheses, reviews, models and methodologies on sustainability and efficiency obtained with the use microorganisms; changes and improvements in biogeochemical cycles; assessments of microbial communities in treated vs. untreated soils; plant–microorganism–soil interactions; and the analysis of microbial functions, suppressive and resilient capacity will be appreciated.

Dr. Vlad Stoian
Dr. Roxana Vidican
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • plant-growth promotion
  • microbial consortia
  • biofertilizers
  • plant protection agents
  • suppressive microorganisms
  • sustainable cropping
  • soil health

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