Harnessing trichoderma in agriculture for productivity and sustainability

Abdullah, Nur Syafikah and Doni, Febri and Mispan, Muhamad Shakirin and Saiman, Mohd Zuwairi and Mohd Yusuf, Yusmin and Oke, Mushafau Adebayo and Mohd Suhaimi, Nurul Shamsinah (2021) Harnessing trichoderma in agriculture for productivity and sustainability. Agronomy-Basel, 11 (12). ISSN 2073-4395, DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11122559.

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Increased agricultural activities driven by rising food demand have led to environmental problems mostly arising from the high levels of external inputs and resources that are required. Additionally, environmental changes, such as global warming, can lead to various biotic and abiotic stresses, which have negative impacts on crop production. Numerous solutions and agricultural strategies have been introduced to overcome these problems. One of the ways to improve plant production as well as to increase resistance towards biotic and abiotic stresses is by utilizing beneficial microbes as soil inoculants. A better understanding of the ability of Trichoderma to enhance crop production and the mechanisms that are involved are important for deriving maximum benefits from their exploitation. These versatile fungi hold great promise for the development of viable commercial products that can be used widely in agriculture for increasing crop productivity in a more sustainable way. Many previous reviews on Trichoderma have tended to focus on the mechanisms of Trichoderma in enhancing plant growth and yield. This current review discusses the sustainability aspect of using Trichoderma as plant growth regulators, the impact on plant growth and yield as well as their effects in regulating biotic and abiotic stresses.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trichoderma; Growth promoter fungi; Sustainable agriculture; Stress tolerance; Biocontrol
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Institute of Advanced Studies
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 07:20
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2022 07:20
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/28664

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