Contaminants in Agriculture

Sources, Impacts and Management

  • M. Naeem
  • Abid Ali Ansari
  • Sarvajeet Singh Gill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Overview of Contaminants in Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. I. Rashmi, Trisha Roy, K. S. Kartika, Rama Pal, Vassanda Coumar, S. Kala et al.
      Pages 3-41
    3. Preksha Shrivastav, Mrinalini Prasad, Teg Bahadur Singh, Arti Yadav, Deepika Goyal, Akbar Ali et al.
      Pages 43-59
    4. Teg Bahadur Singh, Akbar Ali, Mrinalini Prasad, Arti Yadav, Preksha Shrivastav, Deepika Goyal et al.
      Pages 61-77
    5. Deepika Goyal, Arti Yadav, Mrinalini Prasad, Teg Bahadur Singh, Preksha Shrivastav, Akbar Ali et al.
      Pages 79-101
  3. Sources of Contaminants and Their Impacts on Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Abdul Razaque Memon
      Pages 143-173
    3. Mrinalini Prasad, Anamika Gupta, Rajiv Ranjan
      Pages 175-199
    4. Mohammad Affan Baig, Sadia Qamar, Arlene Asthana Ali, Javed Ahmad, M. Irfan Qureshi
      Pages 201-216
  4. Management Strategies: Utilization, Engineered Applications and Bioremediation of Agricultural Contaminants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Vassiliki Ioannidou, Alexandros I. Stefanakis
      Pages 233-246
    3. Ram Kishor Fagodiya, Amit Kumar, Shilpi Kumari, Kristina Medhi, Aftab A. Shabnam
      Pages 247-270
    4. Mrinalini Prasad, Rajiv Ranjan, Akbar Ali, Deepika Goyal, Arti Yadav, Teg Bahadur Singh et al.
      Pages 271-287
    5. Indu Rialch, B. S. Bhople, Anil Kumar
      Pages 289-304
    6. Aarifa Nabi, M. Naeem, Tariq Aftab, M. Masroor A. Khan
      Pages 305-325
    7. Phalguni Bhattacharyya, Md Masidur Alam
      Pages 327-337
    8. Arshiya Akeel, Ajmat Jahan
      Pages 339-357
  5. Approaches and Challenges for Crop Protection and Production Under Contaminated Soils

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Arti Yadav, Deepika Goyal, Mrinalini Prasad, Teg Bahadur Singh, Preksha Shrivastav, Akbar Ali et al.
      Pages 361-383
    3. R. N. Manjunath, Amit Kumar, K. P. Arun Kumar
      Pages 385-398
    4. Gabriel Basílico, Mauricio Cogollo-Rueda, Romina López, María Luz Montenegro, Anahí Magdaleno, Laura de Cabo
      Pages 423-434
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 435-446

About this book


This comprehensive volume covers recent studies into agricultural problems caused by soil and water contamination. Considering the importance of agricultural crops to human health, the editors have focused on chapters detailing the negative impact of heavy metals, excessive chemical fertilizer use, nutrients, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, agricultural wastes and toxic pollutants, among others, on agricultural soil and crops. In addition, the chapters offer solutions to these negative impacts through various scientific approaches, including using biotechnology, nanotechnology, nutrient management strategies, biofertilizers, as well as potent PGRs and elicitors. This book serves as a key source of information on scientific and engineered approaches and challenges for the bioremediation of agricultural contamination worldwide.

This book should be helpful for research students, teachers, agriculturalists, agronomists, botanists, and plant growers, as well as in the fields of agriculture, agronomy, plant science, plant biology, and biotechnology, among others. It serves as an excellent reference on the current research and future directions of contaminants in agriculture from laboratory research to field application.


Agricultural contaminants soil conservation fertilizers pesticides herbicides insecticides heavy metals nanocontaminants bioremediation

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Naeem
    • 1
  • Abid Ali Ansari
    • 2
  • Sarvajeet Singh Gill
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BotanyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of TabukTabukSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Centre for Biotechnology Maharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia

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