Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria for Agricultural Sustainability

From Theory to Practices

  • Ashok Kumar
  • Vijay Singh Meena

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Éva Abod, Éva Laslo, Sarolta Szentes, Szabolcs Lányi, Gyöngyvér Mara
    Pages 1-17
  3. Divjot Kour, Kusam Lata Rana, Neelam Yadav, Ajar Nath Yadav, Ashok Kumar, Vijay Singh Meena et al.
    Pages 19-65
  4. Ragini Maurya, Shivani Verma, Indra Bahadur
    Pages 67-76
  5. K. Sankari Meena, M. Annamalai, S. R. Prabhukarthikeyan, U. Keerthana, M. K. Yadav, P. C. Rath et al.
    Pages 77-93
  6. Temoor Ahmed, Muhammad Shahid, Muhammad Noman, Sabir Hussain, Muhammad Asaf Khan, Muhammad Zubair et al.
    Pages 95-110
  7. Ashok Kumar, Vijay Singh Meena, Pratiti Roy, Vandana, Renu Kumari
    Pages 129-149
  8. S. Harish, S. Parthasarathy, D. Durgadevi, K. Anandhi, T. Raguchander
    Pages 151-187
  9. R. K. Yadav, M. R. Yadav, D. M. Mahala, Rakesh Kumar, Dinesh Kumar, Neelam Yadav et al.
    Pages 189-202
  10. Fauzia Yusuf Hafeez, Zakira Naureen, Ambrin Sarwar
    Pages 203-213
  11. Munazza Ijaz, Roshina Shahzadi, Mahmood-ur Rahman, Muhammad Iqbal
    Pages 215-232
  12. R. P. Yadav, B. Gupta, J. K. Bisht, R. Kaushal, T. Mondal, Vijay Singh Meena
    Pages 233-255
  13. Swapnil Sapre, Iti Gontia-Mishra, Sharad Tiwari
    Pages 267-291
  14. Muzaffer İpek, Şeyma Arıkan, Lütfi Pırlak, Ahmet Eşitken
    Pages 293-314

About this book


To meet the food security needs of the 21st century, this book focuses on ecofriendly and sustainable production technologies based on plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR). It is estimated that the global population could increase to 9 billion by 2050. Further, the amount of land devoted to farming has decreased. Soil is a living entity, and is not only a valuable natural resource for agricultural and food security, but also for the preservation of all life processes. Agricultural productivity rests on the foundation of microbial diversity in the soil, and in recent years, PGPR have emerged as an important and promising tool for sustainable agriculture.

The injudicious use of agrochemicals by farmers has created a range of negative impacts, not only threatening the environment, but also destroying useful microorganisms in the soil. The efficient use of PGPR reduces the need for these chemicals while simultaneously lowering production costs. In turn, increased yields could provide a more favourable environment and encourage sustainability. This book assesses the impacts of PGPR on crops, environmental and socio-economic sustainability, and demonstrates these ecofriendly technologies’ three critical advantages, namely (a) enhanced crop productivity, (b) reduced application of agrochemicals, and (c) increased incomes for farmers. Besides offering an economically attractive and ecologically sound means of augmenting the nutrient supply and combatting soil-borne pathogens, PGPR play an important part in boosting soil fertility, bioremediation and stress management for the development of ecofriendly and sustainable agriculture.


Genetic engineering Food Production Agricultural Sustainability Soil-plant-microbes interaction Oxidative Stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Ashok Kumar
    • 1
  • Vijay Singh Meena
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Genetics and Plant BreedingBanaras Hindu UniversityMirzapurIndia
  2. 2.Crop Production DivisionICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill AgricultureAlmoraIndia

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