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dc.contributor.authorPaungfoo-Lonhienne, Chanyarat
dc.contributor.authorRedding, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorPratt, Chris
dc.contributor.authorWang, Weijin
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-19T13:03:58Z
dc.date.available2019-06-19T13:03:58Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0301-4797
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.12.052
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/384334
dc.description.abstractMore than half of the applied conventional fertiliser nitrogen (N) in cropping systems can be lost to the environment, resulting in water and air pollution. Farming systems that ensure efficient fertiliser use are crucial to sustain crop productivity without harming the environment. One avenue to achieve this is the use of bio-fertilisers with recognised benefits for plant nutrition and soil heath. Within this area, plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are increasingly applied to enhance plant nutrient acquisition and assimilation. Here, we investigated if PGPR can improve fertiliser performance. We show that the addition of PGPR to soils amended with 50% organic and 50% conventional N fertilisers increased the growth of kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum), producing yields similar to those obtained using 100% conventional N fertiliser. Encouragingly, this combination also reduced mineral N leaching by 95% relative to the all conventional fertiliser treatment. These findings suggest that using organic and synthetic fertilisers together in the presence of PGPR is a promising approach for sustaining plant growth while reducing potential pollution from inefficient use of conventional N fertilisers.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom337
dc.relation.ispartofpageto341
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
dc.relation.ispartofvolume233
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMultidisciplinary
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcodeMD
dc.titlePlant growth promoting rhizobacteria increase the efficiency of fertilisers while reducing nitrogen loss
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWang, Weijin
gro.griffith.authorPratt, Chris


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