Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment

Volume 3: Soil and Crop Health Management

  • Dhananjaya Pratap Singh
  • Ratna Prabha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Suseelendra Desai, R. D. Prasad, G. Praveen Kumar
    Pages 49-68
  3. Rajni Singh, Neha Sharma
    Pages 69-81
  4. Bhupendra Koul, Simranjeet Singh, Daljeet Singh Dhanjal, Joginder Singh
    Pages 83-127
  5. Ravindra Soni, Biplab Dash, Prahalad Kumar, Udit Nandan Mishra, Reeta Goel
    Pages 129-141
  6. Bansh Narayan Singh, Mahendra Vikram Singh Rajawat, Akash Hidangmayum, Waquar Akhter Ansari, Devendra Singh, Mohammad Tarique Zeyad et al.
    Pages 171-187
  7. Mahendra Vikram Singh Rajawat, Waquar Akhter Ansari, Devendra Singh, Rajni Singh
    Pages 189-209
  8. Ratna Prabha, Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Sudheer K. Yadav
    Pages 211-224
  9. Krishna Saharan, Ummed Singh, K. C. Kumawat, C. S. Praharaj
    Pages 225-262
  10. Karivaradharajan Swarnalakshmi, Sushmita Rajkhowa, Murugesan Senthilkumar, Dolly Wattal Dhar
    Pages 263-287
  11. Sumathi C. Samiappan, Janani Rajendran, Rajesh Kannan Velu
    Pages 289-298
  12. Kamlesh K. Meena, Akash L. Shinde, Ajay M. Sorty, Utkarsh M. Bitla, Harnarayan Meena, Narendra P. Singh
    Pages 315-329
  13. Kamlesh K. Meena, Akash L. Shinde, Ajay M. Sorty, Utkarsh M. Bitla, Harnarayan Meena, Narendra P. Singh
    Pages 331-345
  14. Shweta Ranghar, Shruti Agrawal, Pavan Kumar Agrawal
    Pages 347-384
  15. Sudheer K. Yadav, Ratna Prabha, Vivek Singh, Raina Bajpai, Basavaraj Teli, Md. Mahtab Rashid et al.
    Pages 447-460

About this book


Microbial communities and their multi-functionalities play a crucial role in the management of soil and plant health, and thus help in managing agro-ecology, the environment and agriculture. Microorganisms are key players in N-fixation, nutrient acquisition, carbon sequestration, plant growth promotion, pathogen suppression, induced systemic resistance and tolerance against stresses, and these parameters are used as indicators of improved crop productivity and sustainable soil health. Beneficial belowground microbial interactions in the rhizosphere help plants combat abiotic challenges in the unfavourable environmental conditions of native soils. These microorganisms and their products offer potential solutions for agriculture in problematic areas since they are able to degrade xenobiotic compounds, pesticides and toxic chemicals and help remediate heavy metals in the rhizosphere and so make deteriorated soils suitable for crop production. 

This book compiles the latest research on the role of microbes in the rhizosphere and agro-ecology, covering interaction mechanisms, microbe-mediated crop production, plant and soil health management, food and nutrition, nutrient recycling, land reclamation, clean water systems, agro-waste management, biodegradation, bioremediation, biomass and bioenergy, sanitation and rural livelihood security. It is a comprehensive reference resource for agricultural activists, policymakers, environmentalists and advisors working for governments, non-governmental organizations and industries, helping them update their knowledge of this important, but often neglected, research area. 


Microbial Diversity and Functions Bioremediation Biological control Plant and Soil Health Plant Growth Promotion

Editors and affiliations

  • Dhananjaya Pratap Singh
    • 1
  • Ratna Prabha
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important MicroorganismsMaunath BhanjanIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important MicroorganismsMaunath BhanjanIndia

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