Literature presents a wealth of evidence to indicate potential for AMF-mediated control of plant diseases. Although there are challenges in the form of noncultur-ability of AMF and therefore mass multiplication for agricultural crops, there is promise for nondirect sown crops, which is currently undervalued and underexploited. The AMF, by increasing crop productivity using existing resources, avoiding resistance development to chemicals, maintaining pollution and risk-free disease control, and conforming to sustainable agricultural practices, offers more than mere plant disease control. In the future, mycorrhizo-sphere management must become one of the viable and ecosystem friendly solutions to managing plant diseases and reducing pathogen inoculum.
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