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Bioformulations: for Sustainable Agriculture

Editors: Arora, Naveen Kumar, Mehnaz, Samina, Balestrini, Raffaella (Eds.)

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  • Provides an insight into the scenario of bioformulations around the globe and the ways to uplift them
  • Focuses on the constraints faced by the bioformulations (biofertilizers and biopesticides) and how they can be removed
  • Elaborates on the future and novel roles of bioformulations in reclamation of waste lands (rhizoremediation) and combating biotic and abiotic stresses posed due to anthropogenic activities and climate change
  • Describes how future formulations be designed and developed
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About this book

More than a century has passed since the first bioformulations were introduced to the market. But there is still much to be done, explored and developed. Though bioformulations offer green alternatives and are important for sustainable agriculture, they make up only a small fraction of the total additions used to enhance crop yields or protect them from pests. There is a great need to develop bioformulations that can promote confidence among end users; accordingly, it is imperative that bioformulations to replace chemicals be reliable and overcome the shortcomings of the past.

Bioformulations: for Sustainable Agriculture discusses all the issues related to the current limitations and future development of bioformulations. It examines in detail those bioformulations that include biofertilizers and biopesticides (also commonly known as bioinoculants), presenting a global picture of their development. Further chapters address diverse microbes that are already being or could be used as bioformulations. The book also discusses the techniques, tools and other additions required to establish bioformulations as trustworthy and global solutions. It assesses the types of bioformulations currently available on the market, while also considering the future roles of bioformulations, including the reclamation of marginal and polluted soils. Further, it discusses the current legislation and much-needed amendments. Overall the book provides a comprehensive outlook on the status quo of bioformulations and the future approaches needed to improve them and achieve sustainable agriculture and food security without sacrificing the quality of soils. This will be extremely important in offering chemical-free foods and a better future for generations to come.

About the authors

Dr Naveen Kumar Arora, PhD Microbiology, Associate Professor in Department of Environmental Microbiology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India is a renowned researcher in the field of Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology. His specific area of research is rhizosphere biology and PGPRs. He has 38 research papers published in premium international journals and several articles published in magazines and dailies. He is editor of the book ‘Plant Microbe Symbiosis: Fundamentals and Advances’, published by Springer. He is member of several national and international societies and reviewer of several international journals. He has delivered lectures in conferences and seminars around the globe. He has a long standing interest in teaching at the PG level and is involved in taking courses in bacteriology, microbial physiology environmental microbiology, agriculture microbiology and industrial microbiology. He has been advisor to 57 post graduate and 03 doctoral students. Recently he was awarded for excellence in research by the Honorable Governor of Uttar Pradesh. Although an academician and researcher by profession he has a huge obsession for the wildlife and its conservation and has authored a book, Splendid Wilds. He has a dedicated website www.naveenarora.co.in for the cause of wildlife and environment conservation.

Raffaella Balestrini, PhD in Biology and Biotechnology of Fungi, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, CNR.  Researches mainly focus on different aspects of plant-symbiotic fungi interactions (endo and ectomycorrhizae). Researches currently developed, using molecular and cellular approaches including confocal microscope, in situ hybridization and laser microdissection (LMD), are: genomics and functional genomics in mycorrhizal fungi; cellular and molecular interactions between plants and mycorrhizal fungi, with particular attention to plant and fungal cell wall modifications; plant-mycorrhizal fungi interactions to improve plant tolerance to abiotic stress; transcriptome profiles of specific cell types involved in mycorrhizal symbiosis. Involved in the black truffle Tuber melanosporum genome project as the person in charge of the annotation of cell wall-related genes and, thanks to the experience in gene expression and cell biology studies in mycorrhizal associations, in post-genomic activities. She has worked with research groups from national and international institutions in joined research projects, as mirrored by the several papers in collaboration. She is referee for several international journals and project proposals. She has 68 publications in international journals and 6 book chapters to her credit.


Dr Samina Mehnaz, PhD Microbiology, is a Professor and Chairperson of Department of Biological Sciences, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. She is a researcher, in the field of Microbiology. Her specific area of interest is rhizosphere microbiology, specifically PGPRs and their secondary metabolites. She has 34 research papers published in international journals and four book chapters (as a single author) published by Springer. Currently, she is editor of Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection (Taylor & Francis). She is reviewer of several international journals. She is the continuous winner of research productivity award since 2010, by Pakistan Council of Science and Technology. She is Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellow (Germany) and National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Fellow (Canada). She has been advisor to 9 post graduate, 3 doctoral students and one post doctorate fellow. 



Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Bioformulations for Plant Growth Promotion and Combating Phytopathogens: A Sustainable Approach

    Pages 3-33

    Mishra, Jitendra (et al.)

  • Formulation Technology of Biocontrol Agents: Present Status and Future Prospects

    Pages 35-52

    Keswani, Chetan (et al.)

  • Beneficial Microorganisms: Current Challenge to Increase Crop Performance

    Pages 53-70

    Figueiredo, Márcia do Vale Barreto (et al.)

  • The Production and Potential of Biofertilizers to Improve Crop Yields

    Pages 71-92

    Lesueur, Didier (et al.)

  • Effect of Bioinoculants on the Quality of Crops

    Pages 93-124

    Bona, Elisa (et al.)

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Hardcover 176,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioformulations: for Sustainable Agriculture
Editors
  • Naveen Kumar Arora
  • Samina Mehnaz
  • Raffaella Balestrini
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-2779-3
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-2779-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-2777-9
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-3834-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 299
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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