Agriculturally Important Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture

Volume 2: Applications in Crop Production and Protection

Editors: Meena, V.S., Mishra, P.K., Bisht, J.K., Pattanayak, A. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive collection of information on agriculturally important microbes 
    Elucidates mechanism of action and interaction between plants and microbes  
    Equip readers to have inclusive information on plant-microbe interactions in agriculture

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This book is a compilation of case studies from different countries and covers contemporary with future prospective for sustainable development of agriculture. The book highlights the real-world as well as future generation situations facing the challenges for the twenty first century will be production of sufficient food and highlights the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities, to meet the needs of fast growing population it is imperative to increase agricultural productivity in an environmentally sustainable manner. Due to imbalanced use of chemical fertilizers and agrochemicals has a considerable negative impact on economy and environmental sustainability of nation, for the sustainable alternative means to solve these problems, the efficient utilization of biological agents have been extensively studied. Naturally existing plant-microbe-environment interactions are utilized in many ways for enhancing plant productivity. A greater understanding of how plants and microbes live together and benefit each other can therefore provide new strategies to improve plant productivity, in most sustainable way. To achieve the objective of sustainable agricultural practices there is a need for understanding both basic and applied aspects of agriculturally important microorganisms. Focus needs to be on transforming agricultural systems from nutrient deficient to nutrient rich soil-plant system.

This book is split into two parts, with an aim to provide comprehensive description and highlight a holistic approach. It elucidated various mechanisms of nutrients solubilisation and its importance in enhancement of plant growth, nutrient content, yield of various crops and vegetables as well as soil fertility and health. Unit-1 in this book explains the importance of soil microbes in sustainable crop production. It contains chapters detailing the role and mechanism of action of soil microbes which enhances the productivity via various bio-chemical and molecular channe

ls. In unit-2 the role of microbes in plant protection is elaborated. With the help of case studies of food crops, multiple ways in which soil microbes help in fighting and preventing plant diseases is explained. With the given content and layout book will be an all-inclusive collection of information, which will be useful for students, academicians, researchers working in the field of rhizospheric mechanisms, agricultural microbiology, soil microbiology, biotechnology, agronomy and sustainable agriculture and also for policy makers in the area of food security and sustainable agriculture.

 

 

About the authors

Dr. Vijay Singh Meena is currently working as Scientist in ICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill Agriculture, Almora, Uttarakhand, India

Dr. Pankaj Kumar Mishra is currently working as Principal Scientist in ICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill Agriculture, Almora, Uttarakhand, India

Dr. Jaideep Kumar Bisht is currently working as Principal Scientist & Head of Crop Production Division in ICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill Agriculture, Almora, Uttarakhand, India

Dr. Arunava Pattanayak is currently working as Director in ICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill Agriculture, Almora, Uttarakhand, India

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Importance of Soil Microbes in Nutrient Use Efficiency and Sustainable Food Production

    Meena, Sunita Kumari (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Nutrient Solubilizing Microbes (NSMs): Its Role in Sustainable Crop Production

    Kumawat, Narendra (et al.)

    Pages 25-61

  • Implementation of Biofortification Technology by Using PGPR for Sustainable Agricultural Production

    Dhuldhaj, Umesh (et al.)

    Pages 63-79

  • Biological Nitrogen Fixation for Sustainable Agriculture

    Saha, Bholanath (et al.)

    Pages 81-128

  • Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis and Its Role in Plant Nutrition in Sustainable Agriculture

    Filho, Julio Alves Cardoso (et al.)

    Pages 129-164

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-5342-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agriculturally Important Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture
Book Subtitle
Volume 2: Applications in Crop Production and Protection
Editors
  • Vijay Singh Meena
  • Pankaj Kumar Mishra
  • Jaideep Kumar Bisht
  • Arunava Pattanayak
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-5343-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-5343-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-5342-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 374
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
Topics