A Review on the use of Trichoderma fungi for Crop Production

Abioye, O.M. and Olasehinde, D.A. and Abadunmi, T. (2023) A Review on the use of Trichoderma fungi for Crop Production. Applied Science and Engineering Progress, 17 (1). pp. 1-29. ISSN 6883

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Official URL: doi: 10.14416/j.asep.2023.07.001


Green revolution and population growth have resulted in the growing demand for agricultural products.. To boost agricultural production, conventional chemical fertilizers have immensely contributed to achieving the targets of food production, while their adverse effect has led to degradation of soil physicochemical characteristics, mineral depletion, which reduces soil fertility. A more innovative approach has become imperative to offer both a replacement and a remedy to this challenge. Biofertilizers are an environmentally friendly source of organic fertilizers that promote food security and enhance sustainable crop production.Biofertilizers (microbial inoculants) offer promising alternatives to rapidly declining phosphate stocks. In the current state of technology, biofertilizers can be produced from a variety of microorganisms. Trichoderma is one of the biofertilizers that helps in plant growth promotion, serves as a biocontrol agent against plant pathogens by releasing antibiotics capable of combating a variety of plant pathogens and protecting plants from biotic and abiotic stresses. More work on Trichoderma’s ability to speed up response in combating pathogens, mode of application in all environmental conditions and the harmful effects on human health when contacted are of great importance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biofertilizer, Crop production, Formulation, Inoculant, Shelf life, Trichoderma spp
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2024 15:39
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2024 15:39
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/5460

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