Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture

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Product Specifications

Publisher IK International All Agronomy books by IK International
ISBN 9789380026886
Author: K.K. Pal & Rinku Dey
Number of Pages 211
Available in all digital devices
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Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture by K.K. Pal And Rinku Dey
Book Summary:

The present book comprising 16 chapters covers various aspects of microorganisms as natural resources for sustainable agriculture. The composition of media used for culturing the microorganisms and methods are also enlisted in this book. Figures with updated information is also a salient feature of this book.Selected references, suggested readings, glossary of terms used are given at the end of the book.

Audience of the Book :
The book is written as per the syllabus of the various universities. This will form a textbook for both UG and PG level of traditional universities, agricultural universities, industrial microbiology, microbial biotechnology, microbial ecology, applied microbiology and plant pathology. This also forms a very good source for general reading for all categories including the candidates appearing for various competitive examinations.
Key Features:

The main features of the book are as follows:

1.Discusses the isolation, growth, mode of action and applications of the important microbes in agriculture, including Rhizobium, Azotobacter, Azuspirillum, Azolla, Frankia and so on.

2.Inoculation and growth of microbes have been given a special treatment in the book.

3.Applications include biofertilizers, composting, biological pest control, biomethanation and so on.

4.Has a detailed glossary at the end of the book.

Table of Contents:

1.Biological Nitrogen Fixation

2. Legume (Rhizobium) Inoculants

3.Free-Living Nitrogen Fixers

4.Azospirillum Inoculant

5.Endophytic Bacteria

6.Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR)

7.Blue-Green (Cyanobacterial) Inoculants

 8.Azolla Biofertilizer

9.Phosphate Solubilizing Microorganisms

10. Actinorrhizal Associations


12.Organic Matter Recycling and Composting

13.Organic Farming

14.Biological Control


16.Molecular Techniques for Ecological Studies

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