Bioformulations: for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Naveen Kumar Arora
  • Samina Mehnaz
  • Raffaella Balestrini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Chetan Keswani, Kartikay Bisen, Vivek Singh, Birinchi Kumar Sarma, Harikesh Bahadur Singh
      Pages 35-52
    3. Márcia do Vale Barreto Figueiredo, Aurenivia Bonifacio, Artenisa Cerqueira Rodrigues, Fabio Fernando de Araujo, Newton Pereira Stamford
      Pages 53-70
    4. Didier Lesueur, Rosalind Deaker, Laetitia Herrmann, Lambert Bräu, Jan Jansa
      Pages 71-92
    5. Elisa Bona, Guido Lingua, Valeria Todeschini
      Pages 93-124
  3. Diverse Applications

  4. Present Scenario and Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. María A. Morel, Célica Cagide, Susana Castro-Sowinski
      Pages 235-250
    3. Mauricio Schoebitz, María Dolores López Belchí
      Pages 251-265
    4. Naveen Kumar Arora, Maya Verma, Jai Prakash, Jitendra Mishra
      Pages 283-299

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.


Biofertilizers Bioformulation Bioinoculants Biopesticides PGPR

Editors and affiliations

  • Naveen Kumar Arora
    • 1
  • Samina Mehnaz
    • 2
  • Raffaella Balestrini
    • 3
  1. 1.Envir Microbiol, School for Env. Sci.Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UnivLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Dept of Biological SciencesForman Christian College (Chartered UnivLahorePakistan
  3. 3.Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile dConsiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)TorinoItaly

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