Microbial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity , 1st ed. 2016
Volume 2: Functional Applications

Coordinators: Singh Dhananjaya Pratap, Singh Harikesh Bahadur, Prabha Ratna

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The performance of crops in the soil largely depends on the physico-chemical components of the soil, which regulate the availability of nutrients as well as abiotic and biotic stresses. Microbes are the integral component of any agricultural soil, playing a vital role in regulating the bioavailability of nutrients, the tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses and management of seed-borneand soil-borne plant diseases. The second volume of the book Microbial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity - Functional Applications reflects the pioneering efforts of eminent researchers to explore the functions of promising microbes as microbial inoculants, establish inoculants for field applications and promote corresponding knowledge among farming communities.

In this volume, readers will find dedicated chapters on the role of microbes as biofertilizers and biopesticides in the improvement of crop plants, managing soil fertility and plant health, enhancing the efficiency of soil nutrients and establishing systemic phytopathogen resistance in plants, as well as managing various kinds of plant stress by applying microbial inoculants. The impact of microbial inoculants on the remediation of heavy metals, soil carbon sequestration, function of rhizosphere microbial communities and remediation of heavy metal contaminated agricultural soils is also covered in great detail.

In this Volume, a major focus is on the approaches, strategies, advances and technologies used to develop suitable and sustainable delivery systems for microbial inoculants in field applications. Subsequent chapters investigate the role of nanomaterials in agriculture and the nanoparticle-mediated biocontrol of nematodes. An overview of the challenges facing the regulation and registration of biopesticides in India rounds out the coverage.
1. Soil Microbes: The Invisible Managers of Soil Fertility.- 2. Efficacy of Biofertilizers: Challenges to Improve Crop Production.- 3. Revisiting Action of Bioinoculants: Their Impact on Rhizospheric Microbial Community Function.- 4. Phenazine-Producing Pseudomonas spp. as Biocontrol Agents of Plant Pathogens.- 5. Role of Non-pathogenic Fungi in Inducing Systemic Resistance in Crop Plants against Phytopathogens.- 6. Stress Management Practices in Plants by Microbes.- 7. Contribution of Microbial Inoculants in Soil Carbon Sequestration and Sustainable Agriculture.- 8. Remediation of Heavy Metals Contaminated Agricultural Soils using Microbes.- 9. Role of Microbial Inoculants in Nutrient Use Efficiency.- 10. Nutrient Management Strategies based on Microbial Functions.- 11. Organic Acids in the Rhizosphere- Their Role in Phosphate Dissolution.- 12. Formulations of Biofertilizers- Approaches and Advances.- 13. Delivery Systems for Introduction of Microbial Inoculants in the Field.- 14. Advances in Formulation Development Technologies.- 15. Formulations of Plant Growth-Promoting Microbes for Field Applications.- 16. A Novel Tool of Nanotechnology- Nanoparticle Mediated Control of Nematode Infection in Plants.- 17. Understanding the Role of Nanomaterials in Agriculture.- 18. Nanoparticles - The Next Generation Technology for Sustainable Agriculture.- 19. Challenges in Regulation and Registration of Biopesticides: An Overview.

Dhananjaya P. Singh is presently Senior Scientist (Biotechnology) with ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India at Maunath Bhanjan, India. He did his Masters degree from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India and Ph. D. in Biotechnology from Banaras Hindu University, India. His research interests lies in bioprospecting of metabolites, microbe-mediated stress management in plants, metabolomics-driven search for small molecules and bioinformatics. He has been engaged with the development of supercomputational infrastructure for agricultural bioinformatics at ICAR-NBAIM under National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid project of ICAR. He has overall 112 publications including 60 research papers, two edited books, 22 book chapters, 20 popular articles, 15 reviews and one Indian Patent to his credit.

Harikesh B. Singh is presently Professor & Head, Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. He served the State Agriculture University, Central University and CSIR Institute in teaching, research and extension roles. His major research focus is on bioinnoculats, biological control of plant pathogens and nano-biotechnology. In recognition of Prof. Singh’s scientific contributions and leadership in the field of plant pathology, he was honored;wi

th several prestigious awards, notable being CSIR Technology Prize for Biological Sciences, Vigyan Bharti Award, Prof. V.P. Bhide Memorial Award, Society for Plant Research, Scientist of Excellence Awards, BRSI Industrial Medal Award, Jyoti Sangam Award, Akshyavat Samman, Distinguish Scientist Award by Society for Research Development in Agriculture, Prof. Panchanan Maheshwari Medal by Indian Botanical Society,  Rashtriya Gaurav Award by IIFS, Plant Pathology Leader Award by IPS, CSIR Award for S&T Innovation for Rural Developmen

Most updated compilation of the research in the area of microbial inoculants

Covers topics from aspects of research, applications and technology of the microbial products

Includes special chapters on registration procedures, intellectual property rights and commercialization aspects of microbial inoculants that would address​ industrial concerns too