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D. Joseph Bagyaraj
D. Joseph Bagyaraj Formerly, Professor & Head (Department of Agricultural Microbiology) ICAR Emeritus Scientist & INSA Senior Scientist University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Campus Bangalore, Karnataka, India

About The Book

The umbrella of microbial biotechnology in agriculture covers numerous scientific activities, ranging from production of biofertilizers to that of microbial pesticides; from biological nitrogen fixation to ligno-cellulose degradation; from production of biomass and bio-fuels to transgenic plants. The object of this book is to cover comprehensively different groups of microorganisms used for sustained productivity of plants important in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. The readers may appreciate the potential and fascination of biotechnological approaches used for utilizing microorganisms in sustainable agriculture, horticulture and forestry. The book is a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the subject. The book will be useful to students, teachers and researchers interested in microbiology, biotechnology, natural resource management, organic farming and sustainable agriculture, horticulture and forestry.

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  2. Introduction and Historical Perspectives

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  3. Soil as a Reservoir for Agriculturally Important Microorganisms

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  4. Nitrogen Fixing Microorganisms

    71 - 104 (34 Pages)
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  5. Microorganisms Modulating Phosphorus Nutrition of Plants

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  6. Plant Growth Promoting Rhizomicroorganisms

    137 - 152 (16 Pages)
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  7. Microorganisms for the Biocontrol/Management of Soil-Borne Plant Diseases

    153 - 184 (32 Pages)
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  8. Microorganisms for Biocontrol of Insect Pests

    185 - 212 (28 Pages)
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  9. Microorganisms for Control of Weeds

    213 - 222 (10 Pages)
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  10. Microorganisms in Conversion of Agricultural Waste to Compost

    223 - 250 (28 Pages)
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    Mass Production and Quality of Microbial Inoculants

    251 - 292 (42 Pages)
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    Media Composition

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