Biostimulants for Crops from Seed Germination to Plant Development

Biostimulants for Crops from Seed Germination to Plant Development
Author: Shubhpriya Gupta,Johannes van Staden
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN 10: 0128229969
ISBN 13: 9780128229965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biostimulants for crops from seed germination to plant development focuses on the effects and roles of natural biostimulants in every aspect of plant growth development to reduce the use of harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Biostimulants are a group of substances of natural origin that offer a potential to reduce the dependency on harmful chemical fertilizers causing environmental degradation. While there is extensive literature on biostimulants, there remains a gap in understanding how natural biostimulants work and their practical application. This book fills that gap, presenting the ways in which biostimulants enhance seed vigor and plant productivity by looking into their mode of action, an area still being researched for deeper understanding. Exploring the roles of seed germination, pollen tube formation, pollen-pistil interaction, flower and fruit setting, to plant pigments, rhizospheric and soil microorganisms, the book also sheds light on the challenges and realistic opportunities for the use of natural biostimulants. Approaches biostimulant research with the goal of transforming scientific research into practical application Includes real-world examples from laboratory, greenhouse and field experiments Presents the biochemical, physiological and molecular mode of action of biostimulants

Biostimulants in Agriculture

Biostimulants in Agriculture
Author: Youssef Rouphael,Giuseppe Colla
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-03-24
ISBN 10: 2889635589
ISBN 13: 9782889635580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Toward a Sustainable Agriculture Through Plant Biostimulants

Toward a Sustainable Agriculture Through Plant Biostimulants
Author: Youssef Rouphael,Giuseppe Colla
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2021-02-22
ISBN 10: 3036500286
ISBN 13: 9783036500287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Over the past decade, interest in plant biostimulants has been on the rise, compelled by the growing interest of researchers, extension specialists, private industries, and farmers in integrating these products in the array of environmentally friendly tools to secure improved crop performance, nutrient efficiency, product quality, and yield stability. Plant biostimulants include diverse organic and inorganic substances, natural compounds, and/or beneficial microorganisms such as humic acids, protein hydrolysates, seaweed and plant extracts, silicon, endophytic fungi like mycorrhizal fungi, and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria belonging to the genera Azospirillum, Azotobacter, and Rhizobium. Other substances (e.g., chitosan and other biopolymers and inorganic compounds) can have biostimulant properties, but their classification within the group of biostimulants is still under consideration. Plant biostimulants are usually applied to high-value crops, mainly greenhouse crops, fruit trees and vines, open-field crops, flowers, and ornamentals to sustainably increase yield and product quality. The global biostimulant market is currently estimated at about $2.0 billion and is expected to reach $3.0 billion by 2021 at an annual growth rate of 13%. A growing interest in plant biostimulants from industries and scientists was demonstrated by the high number of published peer-reviewed articles, conferences, workshops, and symposia in the past ten years. This book compiles several original research articles, technology reports, methods, opinions, perspectives, and invited reviews and mini reviews dissecting the biostimulatory action of these natural compounds and substances and beneficial microorganisms on crops grown under optimal and suboptimal growing conditions (e.g., salinity, drought, nutrient deficiency and toxicity, heavy metal contaminations, waterlogging, and adverse soil pH conditions). Also included are contributions dealing with the effect as well as the molecular and physiological mechanisms of plant biostimulants on nutrient efficiency, product quality, and modulation of the microbial population both quantitatively and qualitatively. In addition, identification and understanding of the optimal method, time, rate of application and phenological stage for improving plant performance and resilience to stress as well as the best combinations of plant species/cultivar × environment × management practices are also reported. We strongly believe that high standard reflected in this compilation on the principles and practices of plant biostimulants will foster knowledge transfer among scientific communities, industries, and agronomists, and will enable a better understanding of the mode of action and application procedures of biostimulants in different cropping systems.

Biostimulants in Plant Science

Biostimulants in Plant Science
Author: Seyed Mahyar Mirmajlessi,Ramalingam Radhakrishnan
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-07-08
ISBN 10: 1838801618
ISBN 13: 9781838801618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biostimulants in Plant Science Book Review:

Natural-based substances, ‘plant biostimulants’, have been considered as environmentally friendly alternatives to agrichemicals. Biostimulants may comprise microbial inoculants, humic acids, fulvic acids, seaweed extracts, etc. These biostimulants have biopesticide and biostimulant utilities. Elucidations on direct or microbially mediated functions of biostimulants are presented in this book to illustrate fundamental principles and recent applications underlying this technology. This book has encompassed a cross-section of topics on different concepts to describe effective strategies by using these substances and/or beneficial microorganisms within sustainable agroecosystems. I sincerely hope that the information provided adequately reflects the objectives of this compilation. “One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.” Leo Tolstoy

The Chemical Biology of Plant Biostimulants

The Chemical Biology of Plant Biostimulants
Author: Danny Geelen,Lin Xu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-02-05
ISBN 10: 1119357241
ISBN 13: 9781119357247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chemical Biology of Plant Biostimulants Book Review:

Introduces readers to the chemical biology of plant biostimulants This book brings together different aspects of biostimulants, providing an overview of the variety of materials exploited as biostimulants, their biological activity, and agricultural applications. As different groups of biostimulants display different bioactivity and specificity, advances in biostimulant research is illustrated by different examples of biostimulants, such as humic substance, seaweed extracts, and substances with hormone-like activities. The book also reports on methods used to screen for new biostimulant compounds by exploring natural sources. Combining the expertise of internationally-renowned scientists and entrepreneurs in the area of biostimulants and biofertilisers, The Chemical Biology of Plant Biostimulants offers in-depth chapters that look at: agricultural functions and action mechanisms of plant biostimulants (PBs); plant biostimulants from seaweed; seaweed carbohydrates; and the possible role for electron shuttling capacity in elicitation of PB activity of humic substances on plant growth enhancement. The subject of auxins is covered next, followed closely by a chapter on plant biostimulants in vermicomposts. Other topics include: exploring natural resources for biostimulants; the impact of biostimulants on whole plant and cellular levels; the impact of PBs on molecular level; and the use of use of plant metabolites to mitigate stress effects in crops. Provides an insightful introduction to the subject of biostimulants Discusses biostimulant modes of actions Covers microbial biostimulatory activities and biostimulant application strategies Offers unique and varied perspectives on the subject by a team of international contributors Features summaries of publications on biostimulants and biostimulant activity The Chemical Biology of Plant Biostimulants will appeal to a wide range of readers, including scientists and agricultural practitioners looking for more knowledge about the development and application of biostimulants.

Microbiome Stimulants for Crops

Microbiome Stimulants for Crops
Author: James White,Ajay Kumar,Samir Droby
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2021-04-17
ISBN 10: 0128221607
ISBN 13: 9780128221600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbiome Stimulants for Crops Book Review:

Microbiome Stimulants for Crops: Mechanisms and Applications provides the latest developments in the real-world development and application of these crop management alternatives in a cost-effective, yield protective way. Sections address questions of research, development and application, with insights into recent legislative efforts in Europe and the United States. The book includes valuable information regarding mechanisms and the practical information needed to support the growing microbial inoculant and biostimulant industry, thus helping focus scientific research in new directions. Provides methods for finding and testing endophytic and growth promotional microbes Explains the mechanisms of microbes and other biostimulant function in promoting plant growth Evaluates methods for treatments of plants with microbes and microbiome stimulants Identifies areas for new research

Seaweeds as Plant Fertilizer Agricultural Biostimulants and Animal Fodder

Seaweeds as Plant Fertilizer  Agricultural Biostimulants and Animal Fodder
Author: Leonel Pereira,Kiril Bahcevandziev,Nilesh H. Joshi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-10-25
ISBN 10: 0429945116
ISBN 13: 9780429945113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seaweeds as Plant Fertilizer Agricultural Biostimulants and Animal Fodder Book Review:

The main effects of Seaweed extracts (Ascophyllum, Fucus, Sargassum, Saccorhiza, Laminaria, Gelidium and others), when used as agricultural fertilizers, are better seed germination and higher quality fruit production, with longer shelf life; better use of soil nutrients; more productive crops and plants with greater resistance to unfavorable environmental conditions. Algae also have a long history of use as animal feed. They have a highly variable composition depending on the species, collection season and habitat, and on external conditions such as water temperature, light intensity and nutrient concentration in water. In relation to ruminal fermentation, a high variability of the digestibility values ​​was found among seaweed species and cannot be attributed only to the composition of different nutrients of the algae. The role of marine algae for reduction of methane production is discussed with particular emphasis on novel algae-based feed strategies that target minimal methane emissions without affecting the functionality of the microbiota and overall animal productivity. Key Features: Sustainable Agriculture Natural Feeding Nutrients Liquid Seaweed Agricultural Biostimulants Natural Pesticides

The Chemical Biology of Plant Biostimulants

The Chemical Biology of Plant Biostimulants
Author: Danny Geelen,Lin Xu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-03-30
ISBN 10: 1119357195
ISBN 13: 9781119357193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chemical Biology of Plant Biostimulants Book Review:

Introduces readers to the chemical biology of plant biostimulants This book brings together different aspects of biostimulants, providing an overview of the variety of materials exploited as biostimulants, their biological activity, and agricultural applications. As different groups of biostimulants display different bioactivity and specificity, advances in biostimulant research is illustrated by different examples of biostimulants, such as humic substance, seaweed extracts, and substances with hormone-like activities. The book also reports on methods used to screen for new biostimulant compounds by exploring natural sources. Combining the expertise of internationally-renowned scientists and entrepreneurs in the area of biostimulants and biofertilisers, The Chemical Biology of Plant Biostimulants offers in-depth chapters that look at: agricultural functions and action mechanisms of plant biostimulants (PBs); plant biostimulants from seaweed; seaweed carbohydrates; and the possible role for electron shuttling capacity in elicitation of PB activity of humic substances on plant growth enhancement. The subject of auxins is covered next, followed closely by a chapter on plant biostimulants in vermicomposts. Other topics include: exploring natural resources for biostimulants; the impact of biostimulants on whole plant and cellular levels; the impact of PBs on molecular level; and the use of use of plant metabolites to mitigate stress effects in crops. Provides an insightful introduction to the subject of biostimulants Discusses biostimulant modes of actions Covers microbial biostimulatory activities and biostimulant application strategies Offers unique and varied perspectives on the subject by a team of international contributors Features summaries of publications on biostimulants and biostimulant activity The Chemical Biology of Plant Biostimulants will appeal to a wide range of readers, including scientists and agricultural practitioners looking for more knowledge about the development and application of biostimulants.

Protective Chemical Agents in the Amelioration of Plant Abiotic Stress

Protective Chemical Agents in the Amelioration of Plant Abiotic Stress
Author: Aryadeep Roychoudhury,Durgesh Kumar Tripathi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN 10: 1119551641
ISBN 13: 9781119551645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A guide to the chemical agents that protect plants from various environmental stressors Protective Chemical Agents in the Amelioration of Plant Abiotic Stress offers a guide to the diverse chemical agents that have the potential to mitigate different forms of abiotic stresses in plants. Edited by two experts on the topic, the book explores the role of novel chemicals and shows how using such unique chemical agents can tackle the oxidative damages caused by environmental stresses. Exogenous application of different chemical agents or chemical priming of seeds presents opportunities for crop stress management. The use of chemical compounds as protective agents has been found to improve plant tolerance significantly in various crop and non-crop species against a range of different individually applied abiotic stresses by regulating the endogenous levels of the protective agents within plants. This important book: Explores the efficacy of various chemical agents to eliminate abiotic stress Offers a groundbreaking look at the topic and reviews the most recent advances in the field Includes information from noted authorities on the subject Promises to benefit agriculture under stress conditions at the ground level Written for researchers, academicians, and scientists, Protective Chemical Agents in the Amelioration of Plant Abiotic Stress details the wide range of protective chemical agents, their applications, and their intricate biochemical and molecular mechanism of action within the plant systems during adverse situations.

Towards a Functional Characterization of Plant Biostimulants

Towards a Functional Characterization of Plant Biostimulants
Author: Paolo Carletti,Andrew Merchant,Andrés Calderín García,Carlos Alberto Silva
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-21
ISBN 10: 2889667944
ISBN 13: 9782889667949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gelatine Handbook

Gelatine Handbook
Author: Reinhard Schrieber,Herbert Gareis
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2007-06-27
ISBN 10: 3527610979
ISBN 13: 9783527610976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gelatine Handbook Book Review:

A practical summary of the technical and technological as well as nutritional and physiological properties attained through the targeted selection of raw materials and the corresponding production processes. The two authors come from the world's leading gelatine company and adopt here an international approach, enabling their knowledge to be transferred between the various application areas on a global scale. Following an introduction to and the history of gelatine, the text surveys the global industry and current trends, before going on to analyze the basic physical, chemical and technological properties of gelatine. Manufacturing, including quality and safety and the processing of powder, instant gelatine and hydrolysate are dealt with next, prior to an in-depth review of applications in beverages and foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, health and osteoarthritis, among others. The whole is rounded off by future visions and a useful glossary. Aimed at all gelatine users, heads and technicians in production and quality control, product developers, students of food science and pharmacy as well as marketing experts within the industry and patent lawyers.

Advances in Nano Fertilizers and Nano Pesticides in Agriculture

Advances in Nano Fertilizers and Nano Pesticides in Agriculture
Author: Sudisha Jogaiah,Harikesh Bahadur Singh,Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto,Renata De Lima
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN 10: 0128204443
ISBN 13: 9780128204443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Nano Fertilizers and Nano Pesticides in Agriculture Book Review:

Advances in Nano-fertilizers and Nano-pesticides in Agriculture: A Smart Delivery System for Crop Improvement explores the use of nanotechnology for the controlled delivery of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers that improve the safety of products while also increasing the efficiency of food production and decreased environmental pollution. The development of nanodevices such as smart delivery systems to target specific sites, as well as nanocarriers for chemical controlled release are currently important aspects in novel agriculture and require a strong foundation of understanding, not only the technology, but also the resulting impacts. Fills key knowledge- gaps of bio-nanotechnology, how they interact with plant cells and their biological consequences Focuses on agro-nanotechnology which can be utilized for developing healthy seeds Explores the possibilities of macronutrient nano-based fertilizers

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria PGPR Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria  PGPR   Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: R. Z. Sayyed,M. S. Reddy,Sarjiya Antonius
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN 10: 9811367906
ISBN 13: 9789811367908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable increase in agricultural production while keeping the environmental quality, agro-ecosystem function and biodiversity is a real challenge in current agricultural practices. Application of PGPR can help in meeting the expected demand for increasing agricultural productivity to feed the world’s booming population. Global concern over the demerits of chemicals in agriculture has diverted the attention of researchers towards sustainable agriculture by utilizing the potential of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR). Use of PGPR as biofertilizers, biopesticides, soil, and plant health managers has gained considerable agricultural and commercial significance. The book Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture has contributions in the form of book chapter from 25 eminent global researchers, that discusses about the PGPRs and their role in growth promotion of various crop plants, suppression of wide range of phytopathogens, their formulation, effect of various factors on growth and performance of PGPR, assessment of diversity of PGPR through microsatellites and role of PGPR in mitigating biotic and abiotic stress.This book will be helpful for students, teachers, researchers, and entrepreneurs involved in PGPR and allied fields. The book will be highly useful to researchers, teachers, students, entrepreneurs, and policymakers.

Biostimulants for Sustainable Crop Production

Biostimulants for Sustainable Crop Production
Author: Youssef Rouphael,Patrick du Jardin,Patrick Brown,Giuseppe Colla,Stefania De Pascale
Publsiher: Burleigh Dodds Agricultural Sc
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN 10: 9781786763365
ISBN 13: 1786763362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biostimulants stimulate natural processes in crops to enhance nutrient uptake, nutrient use efficiency (NUE), resistance to abiotic stress and quality traits. This collection reviews key advances in understanding and using biostimulants.

Biocontrol Agents and Secondary Metabolites

Biocontrol Agents and Secondary Metabolites
Author: Sudisha Jogaiah
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 0128230940
ISBN 13: 9780128230947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biocontrol Agents and Secondary Metabolites Book Review:

Biocontrol and Secondary Metabolites: Applications and Immunization for Plant Growth and Protection covers established and updated research on emerging trends in plant defense signaling in, and during, stress phases. Other topics cover growth at interface as a sustainable way of life and the context of human welfare and conservation of fungi as a group of organisms. Further, the book explores induced systemic resistance using biocontrol agents and/or secondary metabolites as a milestone for sustainable agricultural production, thus providing opportunities for the minimization or elimination of the use of fungicides. Presents an overview on mechanisms by which plants protect themselves against herbivory and pathogenic microbes Identifies the use of immunization as a popular and effective alternative to chemical pesticides Explores how these fungi help crop plants in better uptake of soil nutrients, increase soil fertility, produce growth promoting substances, and secrete metabolites that act as bio-pesticides

Organic Fertilizers

Organic Fertilizers
Author: Marcelo Larramendy,Sonia Soloneski
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN 10: 9535124498
ISBN 13: 9789535124498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Fertilizers Book Review:

This book, Organic Fertilizers - From Basic Concepts to Applied Outcomes, is intended to provide an overview of emerging researchable issues related to the use of organic fertilizers that highlight recent research activities in applied organic fertilizers toward a sustainable agriculture and environment. We aimed to compile information from a diversity of sources into a single volume to give some real examples extending the concepts in organic fertilizers that may stimulate new research ideas and trends in the relevant fields.

The Plant Family Brassicaceae

The Plant Family Brassicaceae
Author: Mirza Hasanuzzaman
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN 10: 9811563454
ISBN 13: 9789811563454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Plant Family Brassicaceae Book Review:

This book provides all aspects of the physiology, stress responses and tolerance to abiotic stresses of the Brassicaceae plants. Different plant families have been providing food, fodder, fuel, medicine and other basic needs for the human and animal since the ancient time. Among the plant families, Brassicaceae has special importance for their agri-horticultural importance and multifarious uses apart from the basic needs. Interest understanding the response of Brassicaceae plants toward abiotic stresses is growing considering the economic importance and the special adaptive mechanisms. The knowledge needs to be translated into improved elite lines that can contribute to achieve food security. The physiological and molecular mechanisms acting on Brassicaceae introduced in this book are useful to students and researchers working on biology, physiology, environmental interactions and biotechnology of Brassicaceae plants.

Ginger farming guide

Ginger farming guide
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2019-09-09
ISBN 10: 9251317550
ISBN 13: 9789251317556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ginger farming guide Book Review:

The Ginger Farming Guide will help enhance farmers’ understanding on how to keep their farms free of viruses and diseases. Emphasis must be on a sustained effort to reduce disease incidence to the minimum and protect the plants as long as possible from infection. Similarly, information on areas affected by disease and extent of infection including management strategies will help farmers make informed decisions with regards to farm investment and the viability of ginger cultivation in their areas.

Sugarcane

Sugarcane
Author: Alexandre De Oliveira
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2018-05-16
ISBN 10: 1789231507
ISBN 13: 9781789231502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sugarcane Book Review:

Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) is considered one of the major bioenergy crops grown globally. Thus, sugarcane research to improve sustainable production worldwide is a vital task of the scientific community, to address the increasing demands and needs for their products, especially biofuels. In this context, this book covers the most recent research areas related to sugarcane production and its applications. It is composed of 14 chapters, divided into 5 sections that highlight fundamental insights into the current research and technology on this crop. Sugarcane: Technology and Research intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview in technology, production, and applied and basic research of this bioenergy species, approaching the latest developments on varied topics related to this crop.

Organic Fertilizers

Organic Fertilizers
Author: Marcelo L. Larramendy,Sonia Soloneski
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN 10: 1789851475
ISBN 13: 9781789851472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Fertilizers Book Review:

This book, Organic Fertilizers - History, Production and Applications, aims to provide an update on research issues related to organic fertilizers, highlighting their importance in sustainable agriculture and the environment. We aimed to compile information from diverse sources into a single volume and to give some real-life examples, extending the appreciation of organic fertilizers that may stimulate new research ideas and trends in relevant fields. The contributions in this field of research are gratefully acknowledged. The publication of this book is of great importance for those researchers, scientists, engineers, teachers, graduate students, agricultural agronomists, farmers and crop producers who can use these different investigations to understand the advantages of using organic fertilizers.