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Title: Harnessing the rhizosphere soil microbiome of organically amended soil for plant productivity.
Authors: Ayangbenro, Ayansina Segun.
Chukwuneme, Chinenyenwa Fortune.
Ayilara, Modupe Stella.
Kutu, Funso Raphael.
Khantsi, Motlagomang.
Adeleke, Bartholomew Saanu.
Glick, Bernard R.
Babalola, Olubukola Olurant.
North-West University
North-West University
North-West University
School of Agricultural Sciences
North-West University
North-West University
University of Waterloo
North-West University
Keywords: Soil degradation.;Organic amendments.;Soil microbiota.;Soilborne pathogens.;Plant-microbe interactions.;Sustainable agriculture.
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: Soil degradation remains an ongoing process that is exacerbated by the effects of climate change. Consequently, these processes decrease soil organic matter and nutrient contents, soil biological functions, and plant productivity. The addition of organic amendments (OAs) to the soil is a widespread practice to enhance soil quality and the health of agricultural soils. One of the most significant microbial hotspots controlling the processes, dynamics, and cycling of nutrients, carbon and water in terrestrial ecosystems is the rhizosphere. Understanding the continuing transformations of OAs and the distribution of different factors (C, nutrients, and microbial activities) across and along roots is crucial in the rhizosphere. The application of OAs to soil increases soil organic matter and nutrients, water holding capacity, improves soil structure and stimulates soil microbial activity and biomass. This review evaluates the role of the rhizosphere microbial community in organically amended soils for promoting plant growth and health. The diversity of the rhizosphere microbiome and the mechanisms used in plant protection are discussed.
DOI: 10.3390/agronomy12123179
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