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Title Biostimulants for crops from seed germination to plant development : a practical approach / edited by Shubhpriya Gupta, Johannes van Staden
Published Amsterdam : Academic Press, 2021

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Contents Front Cover -- Biostimulants for Crops from Seed Germination to Plant Development -- Biostimulants for Crops from Seed Germination to Plant DevelopmentA Practical ApproachEdited byShubhpriya GuptaJohannes Van ... -- Copyright -- Contents -- Contributors -- Contributors -- Preface -- 1 -- Categories of various plant biostimulants -- mode of application and shelf-life -- Introduction -- Categories of biostimulants -- Humic substances -- Protein hydrolysates -- Extracts of seaweeds -- Microalgae -- Plant-derived smoke, smoke-water, and smoke compounds -- Vermicompost -- Microbial biostimulants
Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria -- Plant growth-promoting fungi -- Plant endophytes -- Mode of applications of various biostimulants -- Foliar spraying -- Substratum drenching -- Seed and seedling treatment -- Biostimulant applications in drip irrigation and hydroponic systems -- Drip irrigation -- Hydroponics -- Shelf-life of biostimulants -- Future prospects -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 2 -- Biostimulants, the cinderella for plant development -- Introduction -- Mode of action on plant growth and development -- Biostimulants tolerant to stresses -- Conclusions
Acknowledgments -- References -- 3 -- Smoke, seaweed extracts, and vermicompost leachates-classical natural plant biostimulants -- Introduction -- Smoke -- Aerosol smoking of seeds -- Smoke-water -- Seaweeds -- Vermicompost leachates -- Concluding remarks -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 4 -- Integrating biostimulants in agrosystem to promote soil health and plant growth -- Introduction -- Shoot and root development as influenced by biostimulants -- Biostimulants and survival/growth of plantlets -- Biostimulants as an organic soil amendment for improved soil health
Biostimulant effects on physico-chemical properties of the soil and plant growth -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 5 -- Influence of plant biostimulant application on seed germination -- Introduction -- Effects of biostimulants on seed germination -- Seaweed extracts -- Botanical extracts -- Chitin/chitosan -- Vermicompost leachate -- Smoke-derived extracts -- Humic substances -- Microbial inoculants -- Hydrolyzed proteins -- Concluding remarks -- Acknowledgments -- References
6 -- Role of fire and fire cues in seed germination, seedling vigor, and establishment of species from fire-prone ve ... -- Introduction -- Seed dormancy, a crucial tool for plant survival -- Fynbos system in South Africa -- Characteristics of fire in breaking seed dormancy -- Heat as a dormancy release and germination cue -- Seeds with germination response to heat and/or fire -- Role of smoke in seed dormancy release and germination stimulation -- Smoke water as a seed germination cue -- Preparation of smoke water -- Smoke water components
Summary Biostimulants for crops from seed germination to plant development focuses on the effects and roles of natural biostimulants in every aspect of plant growth development to reduce the use of harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Biostimulants are a group of substances of natural origin that offer a potential to reduce the dependency on harmful chemical fertilizers causing environmental degradation. While there is extensive literature on biostimulants, there remains a gap in understanding how natural biostimulants work and their practical application. This book fills that gap, presenting the ways in which biostimulants enhance seed vigor and plant productivity by looking into their mode of action, an area still being researched for deeper understanding. Exploring the roles of seed germination, pollen tube formation, pollen-pistil interaction, flower and fruit setting, to plant pigments, rhizospheric and soil microorganisms, the book also sheds light on the challenges and realistic opportunities for the use of natural biostimulants
Subject Plant growth promoting substances.
Plants -- Development.
Plant growth promoting substances.
Plants -- Development.
Form Electronic book
Author Gupta, Shubhpriya, editor
van Staden, Johannes, editor
ISBN 0128229969
9780128229965