In the last years, organic amendments, active natural metabolites or beneficial microbes are discussed as environmentally friendly strategies to reach the goal of a more sustainable crop production. The use of microbial-based inoculants and the exploitation of beneficial interactions with plants has gained increasing interest worldwide. However, developing specific microbial- based inoculants or so called biofertilisers with beneficial effects that are also suitable for agricultural applications under different environmental conditions is challenging.
This fact sheet summarises the latest research findings.
fibl.org: Factsheet "Biofertilisers"