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Title Biofertilizers and biopesticides in sustainable agriculture / edited by B.D. Kaushik, Deepak Kumar, Md. Shamim
Published Oakville, ON, Canada ; Palm Bay, Florida, USA : Apple Academic Press Inc., [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 459 pages)
Summary "This new volume, Biofertilizers and Biopesticides in Sustainable Agriculture, presents strategies for the management of soil and crop diseases. Microbes have attracted worldwide attention due to their role in disease management and remediation of polluted soils. Taking a sustainable approach, this book explores the means of integrating various microbial management approaches to achieve the desired levels of crop yield under both conventional soils and neglected soils through the use of biopesticides and other botanicals as well as biomolecules. This book also presents a broad and updated view of molecular nitrogen fixation and phosphate-solubilizing and sulfur-transforming microbes for nutrition of crops in relation to the role of metal tolerant microbes in providing protection to plants grown in metal-contaminated soils. The preparation and application of biofertilizers, utilization of household waste materials, and use of genetically modified microorganisms (GMOs) in plant growth and development are also well discussed in the volume. The book further describes the functional diversity of plant growth-promotion activity of rhizobacteria, use of vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and utilization of microbial resources for availability of micronutrients (Fe and Zn) as well as secondary nutrients (namely sulfur). The role of fertile soil in crop improvement is highlighted to understand the impact of various management practices on variability of microbes and their functions. In this volume, scientific researchers involve multidisciplinary approaches to understand the complexity and practical utility of the wide spectrum of microbes for the benefit of crops and present valuable research work that explores the role of microbes in crop improvement. This compilation will be very useful and valuable not only for students, teachers, and researchers but also for those interested in microbiology, biotechnology, physiology of plant growth and development, phytoprotection, agronomy, and environmental sciences. Key features: Presents strategies for the management of soil and crop diseases Integrates various microbial management approaches to viral and insect pests and improved crop yield; Presents a new view of molecular nitrogen fixation and phosphate-solubilizing and sulfur-transforming microbes for nutrition of crops; Describes the functional diversity of plant growth-promotion activity and the utilization of microbial resources; Highlights the impact of various management practices on variability of microbes and their functions"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes B. D. Kaushik, PhD, has worked in different capacities before retiring in 2007 as Head, Division of Microbiology at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India. Deepak Kumar, PhD, is presently working as Research Scientist cum Quality In-charge at the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India, in the approved lab of Shri Ram Solvent Extraction Pvt. Ltd., Jaspur, Uttarakhand, India. Md. Shamim, PhD, is presently working as Assistant Professor-cum-Jr. Scientist in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering of Dr. Kalam Agricultural College, Kishanganj (Bihar Agricultural University), India
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Subject Biofertilizers
Field crops -- Diseases and pests -- Control
Natural pesticides
Soil management
Sustainable agriculture
Biofertilizers.
Field crops -- Diseases and pests -- Control.
Natural pesticides.
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
Soil management.
Sustainable agriculture.
TECHNOLOGY / Agriculture / Crop Science
Genre/Form Electronic books
Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Kaushik, B. D., editor
Kumar, Deepak (Research scientist), editor
Shamim, Md., 1985- editor
ISBN 0429059388
0429596693
0429602219
0429607733
9780429059384
9780429596698
9780429602214
9780429607738