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Bioinoculants for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

 
S.M. Reddy (Editor)
Synopsis This book forms the proceedings of National Symposium and covers different aspects of biofertilizers and biocontrol agents. The contributions are from the leading microbiologists in their respective fields. The book presents a holistic picture of role of microorganisms in plant growth and development on one hand and plant protection on the other. An up-date information is provided in this book. Role of biofertilizers in integrated nutrient management was highlighted and similarly the need of transgenic microbial inoculants for sustainable agriculture was emphasized. A role of ectomycorrhizae in heavy metal tolerance and in reclaiming wastelands was also discussed. Structure and importance of VAM fungi in growth and development of medicinal plants, tomato, sugarcane and millets was elucidated by different workers. A critical review on actinorrhizae was also included. Azospirillum plant association in stress tolerance was elaborated. Need of cyanobacterial biofertilizers for sustainable agriculture is also detailed. Phosphate solubilizing microbes and other microorganisms and plant productivity are dealt in two different chapters. Beneficial effect of Rhizobium on black gram was also given. Management of pests through microbial pathogens including viruses, and VAM fungi was discussed. Management of mites through fungi formed the last two chapters.
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About the author

S.M. Reddy

Dr. S.M. Reddy, Professor Emeritus (UGC), Department of Botany, Kakatiya University, is a recipient of Best Teacher Award by Govt. of A.P. He authored and edited about 15 books of university education. His research work spans over wide areas of microbiology right from microbial diversity to microbial biotechnology. He has guided 40 students for the Ph.D. degrees and published more than 400 original research papers in national and international journals. Successfully, he has completed nearly 20 research projects sponsored by different funding agencies. He is a fellow of many academic societies and an active member of several academic bodies.

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Bibliographic information

Title Bioinoculants for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry
Author S.M. Reddy
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172333072
length viii+221p., Tables; Plates.