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Agriculturally Important Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture

Volume 2: Applications in Crop Production and Protection

  • Vijay Singh Meena
  • Pankaj Kumar Mishra
  • Jaideep Kumar Bisht
  • Arunava Pattanayak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Microbes for Sustainable Food Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Narendra Kumawat, Rakesh Kumar, Sudhir Kumar, Vijay Singh Meena
      Pages 25-61
    3. Bholanath Saha, Sushanta Saha, Arpita Das, Prabir Kumar Bhattacharyya, Nirmalendu Basak, Abhas Kumar Sinha et al.
      Pages 81-128
    4. Julio Alves Cardoso Filho, Roberto Ramos Sobrinho, Sergio Florentino Pascholati
      Pages 129-164
  3. Microbes for Sustainable Crop Protection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Ajay Kumar, Hariom Verma, Vipin Kumar Singh, Prem Pratap Singh, Sandeep Kumar Singh, Waquar Akhtar Ansari et al.
      Pages 195-215
    3. Nitika Gupta, Sovan Debnath, Sushma Sharma, Prachi Sharma, Jyotika Purohit
      Pages 217-262
    4. Thorya Fallath, Ahmad Bin Rosli, Brendan Kidd, Lilia C. Carvalhais, Peer M. Schenk
      Pages 293-313
    5. Pramod Kumar Sahu, Amrita Gupta, Kedarnath, Poonam Kumari, G. Lavanya, Abhishek Kumar Yadav
      Pages 315-342

About this book


This book is a compilation of case studies from different countries and covers contemporary with future prospective for sustainable development of agriculture. The book highlights the real-world as well as future generation situations facing the challenges for the twenty first century will be production of sufficient food and highlights the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities, to meet the needs of fast growing population it is imperative to increase agricultural productivity in an environmentally sustainable manner. Due to imbalanced use of chemical fertilizers and agrochemicals has a considerable negative impact on economy and environmental sustainability of nation, for the sustainable alternative means to solve these problems, the efficient utilization of biological agents have been extensively studied. Naturally existing plant-microbe-environment interactions are utilized in many ways for enhancing plant productivity. A greater understanding of how plants and microbes live together and benefit each other can therefore provide new strategies to improve plant productivity, in most sustainable way. To achieve the objective of sustainable agricultural practices there is a need for understanding both basic and applied aspects of agriculturally important microorganisms. Focus needs to be on transforming agricultural systems from nutrient deficient to nutrient rich soil-plant system.

This book is split into two parts, with an aim to provide comprehensive description and highlight a holistic approach. It elucidated various mechanisms of nutrients solubilisation and its importance in enhancement of plant growth, nutrient content, yield of various crops and vegetables as well as soil fertility and health. Unit-1 in this book explains the importance of soil microbes in sustainable crop production. It contains chapters detailing the role and mechanism of action of soil microbes which enhances the productivity via various bio-chemical and molecular channels. In unit-2 the role of microbes in plant protection is elaborated. With the help of case studies of food crops, multiple ways in which soil microbes help in fighting and preventing plant diseases is explained. With the given content and layout book will be an all-inclusive collection of information, which will be useful for students, academicians, researchers working in the field of rhizospheric mechanisms, agricultural microbiology, soil microbiology, biotechnology, agronomy and sustainable agriculture and also for policy makers in the area of food security and sustainable agriculture.


Nutrients solubilization Plant beneficiary microbes Rhizosphere phenomena Soil-plant-microbes interaction Sustainable agriculture

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay Singh Meena
    • 1
  • Pankaj Kumar Mishra
    • 2
  • Jaideep Kumar Bisht
    • 3
  • Arunava Pattanayak
    • 4
  1. 1.ICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill AgricultureAlmoraIndia
  2. 2.ICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill AgricultureAlmoraIndia
  3. 3.ICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill AgricultureAlmoraIndia
  4. 4.ICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill AgricultureAlmoraIndia

About the editors

Dr. Vijay Singh Meena is currently working as Scientist in ICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill Agriculture, Almora, Uttarakhand, India

Dr. Pankaj Kumar Mishra is currently working as Principal Scientist in ICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill Agriculture, Almora, Uttarakhand, India

Dr. Jaideep Kumar Bisht is currently working as Principal Scientist & Head of Crop Production Division in ICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill Agriculture, Almora, Uttarakhand, India

Dr. Arunava Pattanayak is currently working as Director in ICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill Agriculture, Almora, Uttarakhand, India

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