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Composting for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Dinesh K. Maheshwari

Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. A. N. Ivankin, Urja Pandya, Meenu Saraf
    Pages 23-42
  3. Martin A. Hubbe
    Pages 43-66
  4. Rajinder Singh Antil, Dev Raj, Nuha Abdalla, Kazuyuki Inubushi
    Pages 83-101
  5. Abhishek Bhattacharya, Brett I. Pletschke
    Pages 103-124
  6. Simon M. Eldridge, K. Yin Chan, Nerida J. Donovan
    Pages 125-149
  7. A. W. Gandahi, M. M. Hanafi
    Pages 209-243
  8. Dinesh Kumar Maheshwari, Shrivardhan Dheeman, Mohit Agarwal
    Pages 245-267
  9. Blaise Pascal Bougnom, Onana Boyomo, Dieudonné Nwaga, Jean Justin Essia Ngang, François Xavier Etoa
    Pages 269-283
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 285-290

About this book


Excessive use of agrochemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides have some substantial benefits in enhancing crop productivity but may lead to environmental and ecological damages.
Compost, the organic by-products of farming and allied industries which derive from animals and other sources is considered as the source of immense practical value for raising crops. It aids agricultural sustainability by means of various processes such as green manuring, mulching etc.
Significance of compost for sustainable agriculture and the role of beneficial micro-organisms in composting processes is depicted in this volume entitled “Composting for Sustainable Agriculture”.


Bioconversion Biofertilizers Composting Organic manure Soil ecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Dinesh K. Maheshwari
    • 1
  1. 1.Gurukul Kangri Univ. Dept. of Botany and MicrobiologyHaridwar (Uttarakhand)India

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Composting for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Editors Dinesh K. Maheshwari
  • Series Title Sustainable Development and Biodiversity
  • Series Abbreviated Title Sust. Devel., Biodivers.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-08003-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-38145-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-08004-8
  • Series ISSN 2352-474X
  • Series E-ISSN 2352-4758
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 290
  • Number of Illustrations 27 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microbial Ecology
    Environmental Management
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