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Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance by Saiema Rasool, Parvaiz Ahmad

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Chapter 20

Sustainable Soil Management in Olive Orchards

Effects on Telluric Microorganisms

Adriano Sofo, Assunta Maria Palese, Teresa Casacchia and Cristos Xiloyannis

Soil microbial communities play several important ecological and physiological functions (e.g., soil organic matter decomposition and control of its cycle, regulation of mineral nutrient availability, atmospheric nitrogen fixation, formation of mycorrhiza, production of biologically active substances able to stimulate plant growth) ameliorating soil physical and chemical conditions and, consequently, soil habitability for plants. There is a growing interest in maintenance of agrosystem functionality. It seems that soil microbiota, particularly its biodiversity, allows systems ...

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