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Soil Fertility Management for Sustainable Development

  • Deepak G. Panpatte
  • Yogeshvari K. Jhala
  • Discusses all the aspects of soil fertility management, including evaluation of soil fertility, carbon sequestration and alternative sources for soil nutrient management in a single book

  • Written by respected national and international scientists

  • Presents the latest research

  • Investigates the current need for organic farming in Asia

  • Highlights the role of microorganisms including biodegraders, mycorrhizae and carbon sequestration to deal with issues related to sustainable soil fertility management


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. D. M. Mahapatra, R. Mahapatra, L. Singh, H. J. Kadhum, G. S. Murthy, H. N. Chanakya et al.
    Pages 1-11
  3. Rahul Mahadev Shelake, Rajesh Ramdas Waghunde, Pankaj Prakash Verma, Chandrakant Singh, Jae-Yean Kim
    Pages 25-42
  4. Sarita K. Yadav, Ruchi Soni
    Pages 71-80
  5. Anup K C, Ambika Ghimire
    Pages 81-99
  6. Satyavir S. Sindhu, Ruchi Sharma, Swati Sindhu, Anju Sehrawat
    Pages 101-166
  7. Victor Kavvadias, Georgios Koubouris
    Pages 167-188
  8. M. Ranganathswamy, Gajanan L. Kadam, Yogeshvari K. Jhala
    Pages 211-229
  9. Christopher Ngosong, Justin N. Okolle, Aaron S. Tening
    Pages 231-249
  10. B. L. Raghunandan, R. V. Vyas, H. K. Patel, Y. K. Jhala
    Pages 267-289

About this book


Soil fertility is the backbone of agricultural systems and plays a key role in determining food quantity and quality. In recent decades, soil fertility has decreased due to indiscriminate use of agrochemicals, and nations around the globe are now facing the challenge of increasing food production while sustainably maintaining soil fertility. Written by leading international scientists in the field, this book explores soil fertility management strategies, including agronomic, microbiological and soil-science based strategies. Highlighting the practices that can be incorporated into organic farming and discussing recent advances, it is a valuable resource for researchers wanting to broaden their vision and the scope of their investigations. 


Soil Fertility Sustainable Management Organic Farming Agriculture Bio-inputs

Editors and affiliations

  • Deepak G. Panpatte
    • 1
  • Yogeshvari K. Jhala
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural MicrobiologyAnand Agricultural UniversityAnandIndia
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural MicrobiologyAnand Agricultural UniversityAnandIndia

About the editors

Dr. Deepak G. Panpatte has been working as a research scholar for the past 7 years. His research interests include agriculturally beneficial microorganisms such as biofertilizers, biopesticides and biodegraders. Done pioneering work for development of fortified biocontrol bacterial consortium with phyto-extracts for management of phytopathogenic nematodes and fungi. He has received 5 awards for presentation of research outcomes in International conferences and Rastiya Gaurav Award for outstanding contribution in agriculture. His publication profile includes 14 research papers, 2 books & 9 book chapter with Springer publishing house, 1 practical manual, 26 popular articles and 2 editorial pages. 

Dr. Yogeshvari K. Jhala is an Assistant Professor with 10 years of teaching and research experience. Her field of interest is agriculturally beneficial microorganism such as biofertilizers, biopesticides and biodegraders. She was the first researcher worldwide to report 5 unique strains of methanotrophic bacteria. She has received the All India Best Research Award and Young Faculty Award for her outstanding research on methanotrophic bacteria. Her publications include 17 research papers, 2 Books, 6 book chapters, 2 teaching manuals, 18 popular-science articles and 2 editorial pages. 

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