Probiotics promote healthier plants

Probiotics promote healthier plants. [Newspaper] (2018)


WHEN considering probiotics, we tend to think of the helpful live gut bacteria and yeasts that are good for our digestive system.

However, probiotics are just as useful in balancing the millions of good and bad microbes in plants and soils. When the bad germs overwhelm the good ones, you can get sick. The same applies to plants and soils.

Harmful microbes are parasites that infect and steal nutrients from the plants. On the contrary, beneficial microbes not only help plants to fight pathogens, they continually break down organic materials for plant absorption and growth. Some microbes can bind heavy metals, radionuclides, and organic toxins, thus protecting the plants.

Item Type: Newspaper
Keywords: Probiotic, Germs, Organic toxins, Microbes
Taxonomy: By Subject > Applied Sciences > Biology
By Subject > Applied Sciences > Environmental Technology
By Subject > Plantation & Agrotechnology > Crop Protection
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Mohd Fadhli Samsudin
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2020 14:26
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2020 14:26
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