Bioresources for Sustainable Plant Nutrient Management

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One of the current problems in crop production is increased dependency on costly imported inputs. The limited availability and imbalance use of chemical fertilizers in developing countries has led to stagnation or declining trend in soil fertility and crop yields. A huge amount of various bioresources are generated as byproducts of farm and industry, and their disposal is becoming problematic in developing countries. These bioresources if, managed properly, have tremendous potential to supply plant nutrients. The present book entitled “Bioresources for Sustainable Plant Nutrient Management” embodies concise yet comprehensive information on various potential bioresources such as biofetilizers, industrial and farm wastes, crop residues etc. focussing on fundamentals and applications in achieving sustainability in crop production and soil health. Emphasis has been given on current developments, technologies and future outlook in the area. The chapters of the book have been contributed by eminent scientists engaged in basic and applied research in this area. It is hoped that the book will be very useful to the teachers and undergraduate and post graduate students in Soil Science, Agronomy, Organic Farming and related disciplines, scientists engaged in soil management research, extension workers and planners in developing strategies for sustainable plant nutrition management and clean environment.


Dr. K. P. RAVERKAR is Associate Professor, Soil Science and Microbiology at Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar obtained Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He has been awarded with prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Award for his outstanding Doctoral work in the field of Agricultural Microbiology. He holds about 25 years of experience in the field of Soil Microbiology, Biofertilizer Technology, Organic Farming etc.


Dr. Ramesh Chandra is currently Principal Scientist & Head. Crop Improvement & Production Division at Central Institute for Sub Tropical Horticulture, Lucknow. He has over 30 years of experience in micropropagation, in vitro conservation & molecular biology of potato, mango, guava, papaya, litchi etc. he was instrumental in initiating & shaping potato biotechnology at Central Potato Research Institute. Shimla and initiated biotechnology research at CISH, Lucknow. Dr. Chandra has undergone tissue culture and molecular biology training at Peru, Phillippines and China as visiting scientist. He worked with John Dodds, Tissue Culture Specialist of International Potato Centre, Lima, Peru on potato micropropagation and in vitro germplasm management. He has almost 125 research publications including a book on Comprehensive Potato Biotechnology to his credit. Dr. Chandra has traveled widely and participated in various national and international conference. He is a life member of many scientific societies and fellow of Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding. He has successfully completed research projects funded by DBT, UPDASP, NATP and running five research projects funded by different agencies.


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Bioresources for Sustainable Plant Nutrient Management
1st. ed.
xvii+533p.,Tables; Figures; 25cm.