Plant Root Bacteria
April 4, 2017
Like the human gut, plants have a tight relationship with the bacteria that live at their roots. Researchers at Northern Arizona University have found when plants were provided with growth-promoting rhizobacteria, organisms known for their root colonizing ability, vegetable and grain yields increased 20 to 45 percent, and even more so for plants grown in drought conditions. NAU doctoral student Rachel Rubin of the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society will tell us more about her research.