Microbial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity: Vol. 2: Functional Applications by Dhananjaya Pratap SinghMicrobial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity: Vol. 2: Functional Applications by Dhananjaya Pratap Singh

Microbial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity: Vol. 2: Functional Applications

byDhananjaya Pratap SinghEditorHarikesh Bahadur Singh, Ratna Prabha

Hardcover | April 7, 2016

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The performance of crops in the soil largely depends on the physico-chemical components of the soil, which regulate the availability of nutrients as well as abiotic and biotic stresses. Microbes are the integral component of any agricultural soil, playing a vital role in regulating the bioavailability of nutrients, the tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses and management of seed-borneand soil-borne plant diseases. The second volume of the bookMicrobial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity - Functional Applications reflects the pioneering efforts of eminent researchers to explore the functions of promising microbes as microbial inoculants, establish inoculants for field applications and promote corresponding knowledge among farming communities.

In this volume, readers will find dedicated chapters on the role of microbes as biofertilizers and biopesticides in the improvement of crop plants, managing soil fertility and plant health, enhancing the efficiency of soil nutrients and establishing systemic phytopathogen resistance in plants, as well as managing various kinds of plant stress by applying microbial inoculants. The impact of microbial inoculants on the remediation of heavy metals, soil carbon sequestration, function of rhizosphere microbial communities and remediation of heavy metal contaminated agricultural soils is also covered in great detail.

In this Volume, a major focus is on the approaches, strategies, advances and technologies used to develop suitable and sustainable delivery systems for microbial inoculants in field applications. Subsequent chapters investigate the role of nanomaterials in agriculture and the nanoparticle-mediated biocontrol of nematodes. An overview of the challenges facing the regulation and registration of biopesticides in India rounds out the coverage.

Dhananjaya P. Singh is presently Senior Scientist (Biotechnology) with ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India at Maunath Bhanjan, India. He did his Masters degree from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India and Ph. D. in Biotechnology f...
Title:Microbial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity: Vol. 2: Functional ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:308 pagesPublished:April 7, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8132226429

ISBN - 13:9788132226420

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Table of Contents

1. Soil Microbes: The Invisible Managers of Soil Fertility.- 2. Efficacy of Biofertilizers: Challenges to Improve Crop Production.- 3. Revisiting Action of Bioinoculants: Their Impact on Rhizospheric Microbial Community Function.- 4. Phenazine-Producing Pseudomonas spp. as Biocontrol Agents of Plant Pathogens.- 5. Role of Non-pathogenic Fungi in Inducing Systemic Resistance in Crop Plants against Phytopathogens.- 6. Stress Management Practices in Plants by Microbes.- 7. Contribution of Microbial Inoculants in Soil Carbon Sequestration and Sustainable Agriculture.- 8. Remediation of Heavy Metals Contaminated Agricultural Soils using Microbes.- 9. Role of Microbial Inoculants in Nutrient Use Efficiency.- 10. Nutrient Management Strategies based on Microbial Functions.- 11. Organic Acids in the Rhizosphere- Their Role in Phosphate Dissolution.- 12. Formulations of Biofertilizers- Approaches and Advances.- 13. Delivery Systems for Introduction of Microbial Inoculants in the Field.- 14. Advances in Formulation Development Technologies.- 15. Formulations of Plant Growth-Promoting Microbes for Field Applications.- 16. A Novel Tool of Nanotechnology- Nanoparticle Mediated Control of Nematode Infection in Plants.- 17. Understanding the Role of Nanomaterials in Agriculture.- 18. Nanoparticles - The Next Generation Technology for Sustainable Agriculture.- 19. Challenges in Regulation and Registration of Biopesticides: An Overview.

Editorial Reviews

"This volume offered detailed information on mass production of efficient microbial inoculants from laboratory to industrial/commercial level, intellectual property rights required, registration processes, bio-safety and bio-security concerns, quality control, and their legal authenticity. Based on the above merits, we recommend this book to stakeholders engaged in working on microbial bioinoculants." (Jay Prakash Verma, Frontiers in Microbiology, December, 2016)