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Bioresources Technology for Sustainable Agriculture

 
S Kannaiyan (Editor)
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From the Preface: Bioresources Technology for Sustainable Agriculture is aimed to utilize the current knowledge on the biological resources for sustainable agricultural system. Several leading senior scientists have contributed papers pertaining bioresource utilization. It is time to exploit and utilize the biological resources or biological wealth for the benefit of the human life and welfare. The biological resources are cost effective, efficient, environmentally safe, economically viable and ecologically sound but it is very important to utilize the biological resources for productive purpose. The book covers wide range of important topics such as composting coir pith, insects control by neem products, biological fertilizers, biomanure value of viscose factory waste, agricultural wastes utilization, oil palm waste utilization and green manures for crop production etc. and these technology oriented issues would play a key role in boosting the crop production systems in sustainable agriculture.

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About the author

S Kannaiyan

Professor Dr. S. Kannaiyan is the former vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He is a renowned world famous scientist in Agricultural Microbiology and Biotechnology. Prof. Kannaiyan did his B.Sc. (Agriculture) with first class and distinctions in Planat Pathology and Agronomy and M.Sc. (Agriculture) in Agricultural Microbilogy with first class and first rank from Annamalai University by securing Dr. M.P. Damodaran's and Dean's Awards. He also obtained his Ph.D. in 1976 in Agricultural Microbiology and his Ph.D. thesis was rated as the best and outstanding one for the year 1978. He was a FAO/UNDP Fellow and worked in Charles Kettering Research Laboratory, Yellow Spring, Ohio, USA. He was working as visiting scientist at University of California, Davis, USA in USDA Senior Scientific Panel Programme. He was a British Council Visiting Fellow in the University of Nottingham, UK and Visiting Scientist to the King's College, University of London, UK. Prof. Kannaiyan started his career in the Department of Agricultrue, Government of Tamil Nadu s a Research Assistant. Prof. Kannaiyan later joined as Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Microbiology at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore in 1980. Prof. Kannaiyan is the recipient of more than 20 awards. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi and the Indian Society of Biochemists and Biotechnologists. His field of specialization are Biotechnology, Alagal and Azolla Biotechnology, Biofertilizers, Nodulation in Cereals, Agricultural Education etc. He has organized many National and International Conferences. Prof. Kannaiyan has developed a strong research group and recently has got a NATP 'Team of excellence project on Biofertilizers for rice based cropping system was sanctioned in recognition of his outstanding contribution to rice Microbiology. He has published more than 400 research papers in reputed National and International Journals in the areas of Cyanobacteria, Azolla Biofertilizer, stem nodulating Sesbania rostrata and Rice Pathology. He has published 38 scientific books pertaining to Biofertilizers and Agriculture and written 14 books in Tamil on technology transfer.

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Title Bioresources Technology for Sustainable Agriculture
Author S Kannaiyan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.05.2016
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 9788185211435
length xi+422p., Tables; Figures