Microbiome 2023 is a must for the agricultural sector

Microbioma 2023

We begin with a series of articles and content to warm up the engines on the occasion of #Microbioma2023 🌱 which, as you know, will take place on June 7 and 8 in Murcia.

Today we review some interesting data about microorganism-based products and their potential for a more sustainable and productive agriculture, affecting the fertility and health of plants and the soil itself.

As you know, some # microorganisms associate naturally or symbiotically with the roots of plants and help them obtain nutrients, produce phytohormones, stimulate their growth, and protect them from pests and diseases.

These beneficial microorganisms can be used as biofertilizers or biostimulants, that is, products that are applied to the soil or to plants to improve their nutrition and performance.

Some examples of these products are:

Probiotic products: contain bacteria that favor the development and strength of the plant, increasing the production of natural phytohormones and inducing defenses against pests and diseases.

Biofertilizing probiotic products: fix atmospheric nitrogen, solubilize phosphorus and potassium and mobilize iron.

Biostimulant probiotic products: they generate phytohormones such as indoleacetic acid and ACC deaminase.

Prebiotic products: they are food for probiotics, which stimulate the growth of beneficial microorganisms.

Symbiotic products: contain both probiotics and prebiotics.

Biofungicide products: contain raw materials of antagonistic microorganisms that prevent or control fungal diseases.

Biocontrol products: they contain non-pathogenic microorganisms, generally pseudomonas, which favor plant growth, even when infected by fungi.

Some benefits:

They improve the quality and structure of the soil, increasing its biodiversity and its capacity to retain water and nutrients.

They reduce dependence on synthetic chemical fertilizers, lowering costs and environmental impacts.

They increase the yield and quality of crops, improving their vigour, their resistance to abiotic and biotic stress and their nutritional value.

Remember that registrations are now open for the event of the year in the agricultural sector where we will delve into the most relevant aspects in search of a more productive, sustainable agriculture adapted to changing times. Link in the first comment 👇