Rhizobium and Virus Interaction on Growth and Yields of Cowpea
Emerging Issues in Agricultural Sciences Vol. 7,
14 September 2023
This review has as its focus microbe-microbe interaction and its effects on nodulation and yields of cowpea, with a view to examining the impacts on sustainability of food production system. Cowpea is a nutritious grain that is widely consumed in tropical and subtropical poor nations. Pathogens and pests such as bacteria, viruses, fungus, and insects can harm it at any stage of development. Microbes, plants, and animals all interact in both isolated and complex systems. To complete the food web process, these interactions might be plant-plant, plant-microbe, microbe-microbe, or microbe-microbe-plant. While some interactions are healthy and helpful to the relationship's participants, others are toxic and detrimental. Knowledge of such relationships might aid enhance productivity and enable for the development of novel tactics for plant protection, parasite control, and agricultural yield increase. Hence this article assess the interaction of rhizobium and virus on cowpea nodulation and yields with a view to evaluating their contributory effects and assess their individual potency in the interaction.