An increasing need for a more sustainable agriculturally-productive system is required in order to preserve soil fertility and reduce soil biodiversity loss. Microbial biostimulants are innovative technologies able to ensure agricultural yield with high nutritional values, overcoming the negative effects derived from environmental changes. The aim of this review was to provide an overview on the research related to plant growth promoting microorganisms (PGPMs) used alone, in consortium, or in combination with organic matrices such as plant biostimulants (PBs). Moreover, the effectiveness and the role of microbial biostimulants as a biological tool to improve fruit quality and limit soil degradation is discussed. Finally, the increased use of these products requires the achievement of an accurate selection of beneficial microorganisms and consortia, and the ability to prepare for future agriculture challenges. Hence, the implementation of the microorganism positive list provided by EU (2019/1009), is desirable.

Microbial biostimulants as response to modern agriculture needs: Composition, role and application of these innovative products

Castiglione A. M.
First
;
Mannino G.;Contartese V.;Bertea C. M.
Co-last
;
Ertani A.
Co-last
2021-01-01

Abstract

An increasing need for a more sustainable agriculturally-productive system is required in order to preserve soil fertility and reduce soil biodiversity loss. Microbial biostimulants are innovative technologies able to ensure agricultural yield with high nutritional values, overcoming the negative effects derived from environmental changes. The aim of this review was to provide an overview on the research related to plant growth promoting microorganisms (PGPMs) used alone, in consortium, or in combination with organic matrices such as plant biostimulants (PBs). Moreover, the effectiveness and the role of microbial biostimulants as a biological tool to improve fruit quality and limit soil degradation is discussed. Finally, the increased use of these products requires the achievement of an accurate selection of beneficial microorganisms and consortia, and the ability to prepare for future agriculture challenges. Hence, the implementation of the microorganism positive list provided by EU (2019/1009), is desirable.
2021
10
8
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25
https://www.mdpi.com/2223-7747/10/8/1533
Abiotic stress; Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi; Environment; European Biostimulant Industry Council; Land degradation neutrality; Microbial biostimulant; Plant growth promoting micro-organism; Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria; Soil bio-diversity; Synergism
Castiglione A.M.; Mannino G.; Contartese V.; Bertea C.M.; Ertani A.
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