Application of biological agents to increase crop resistance to salinity
Use of biological agents (various types of symbiotic mycorrhizae fungi) as plant salt tolerance facilitators and soil amendments. The technology is applied as an effective agronomic measure to increase plant salt tolerance, reduce soil-borne diseases that affect plant roots, and increase of water and nutrient absorption.
The technology prevents or mitigates soil degradation by improving the subsoil structure and can potentially decrease agricultural inputs, increase subsoil faunal diversity, and combat soil salinity, one of the main soil degradation problems in coastal zones. Application of biological agents helps to keep plants healthy, thus increasing crop production and reducing production risks.
Land use type
Fire, pest and diseases control
Type of land degradation addressed
Chemical soil deterioration
Physical soil deterioration