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Harnessing plant microbiomes for sustainable agriculture

Research shows that harnessing plant microbiome – bacteria that live in roots, leaves and soil– can help in creating cleaner, pesticide free agricultural practices.
Microbiomes could also help plants to better tolerate temperature fluctuations. (Image source: meganelford0/Pixabay)
In Africa, where soil health is a growing issue of concern in agriculture, researchers believe that microbial science could be vital in finding alternatives to pesticides and artificial fertilisers that can improve farm productivity.

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