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Title Biofertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment / editors, Bhoopander Giri, Ram Prasad, Qiang-Sheng Wu and Ajit Varma.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2019.

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Series Soil Biology ; v. 55.
Soil biology ; v. 55.
Subject Biofertilizers.
Sustainable agriculture.
Alt Name Giri, Bhoopander.
Prasad, Ram.
Wu, Qiang-Sheng.
Varma, A. (Ajit), 1939-
Description 1 online resource (547 pages).
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Note Description based upon print version of record.
Contents 1. Microbial Biofertilizers: Types and Applications -- 2. Fungal Inoculants for Native Phosphorus Mobilization -- 3. Potential Applications of Algae-based Biofertilizer -- 4. Ectomycorrhizal Fungi: Role as Biofertilizers in Forestry -- 5. Perspectives on the Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in the in-vivo Vegetative Plant Propagation -- 6. Silicon (Si) and Zinc (Zn) Solubilizing Microorganisms: Role in Sustainable Agriculture -- 7. Status and prospects of bacterial inoculants for sustainable management of agroecosystems -- 8. Plant Nutrient Management Through Inoculation of Zinc Solubilizing Bacteria for Sustainable Agriculture -- 9. Endophytic Bacteria as A Modern Tool for Sustainable Crop Management Under Stress -- 10. Biofertilizers in Argentina -- 11. Rhizobial Inoculants for Sustainable Agriculture: Prospects and Applications -- 12. Biofertilizer and their role in sustainable agriculture -- 13. The use of Microorganisms for the Biodegradation of Sewage Sludge and the Production of Biocompost for Sustainable Agriculture -- 14. Circadian Rhythms in Plant Microbe Interaction: For Better Performance of Bioinoculants in the Agricultural Fields -- 15. The Actinobacteria and Their Role as Plant Probiotics -- 16. Organic Fertilizer from Algae: A Novel Approach Towards Sustainable Agriculture -- 17. Phosphate Solubilizing Fungi and Their Potential Role in Sustainable Agriculture -- 18. Fungi as Biological Control Agents -- 19. Biocontrol Agents: Potential of Biopesticides for Integrated Pest Management -- 20. Microbial-Mediated Plant Growth Promotion: A Mechanistic Overview on Cultivable Plant Growth Promoting Members -- 21. Mycorrhizas and Tolerance of Abiotic Stress in Citrus Plants -- 22. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) from Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils: Molecular Approach and Application in Phytoremediation -- 23. The Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza in Sustainable Environment and Agriculture -- 24. Microbe-Mediated Removal of Heavy Metals for Sustainable Agri cultural Practices.
Summary This book provides a comprehensive overview of the benefits of biofertilizers as an alternative to chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Agricultural production has increased massively over the last century due to increased use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, but these gains have come at a price. The chemicals are not only expensive; they also reduce microbial activity in agricultural soils and accumulate in the food chain, with potentially harmful effects for humans. Accordingly, it is high time to explore alternatives and to find solutions to overcome our increasing dependence on these chemicals. Biofertilizers, which consist of plant remains, organic matter and microorganisms, might offer an alternative. They are natural, organic, biodegradable, eco-friendly and cost-effective. Further, the microbes present in the biofertilizers are important, because they produce nutrients required for plant growth (e.g., nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium), as well as substances essential for plant growth and development (e.g., auxins and cytokinins). Biofertilizers also improve the physical properties, fertility and productivity of soil, reducing the need for chemical fertilizers while maintaining high crop yield. This makes biofertilizers a powerful tool for sustainable agriculture and a sustainable environment. The book covers the latest research on biofertilizers, ranging from beneficial fungal, bacterial and algal inoculants; to microbes for bioremediation, wastewater treatment; and recycling of biodegradable municipal, agricultural and industrial waste; as well as biocontrol agents and bio-pesticides. As such, it offers a valuable resource for researchers, academics and students in the broad fields of microbiology and agriculture.
ISBN 9783030189334 (electronic bk.)
3030189333 (electronic bk.)
9783030189327
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-18
OCLC # 1112423912
Additional Format Print version: Giri, Bhoopander Biofertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment Cham : Springer,c2019 9783030189327.


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