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: 448
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN 10: 0128229969
ISBN 13: 9780128229965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biostimulants for Crops from Seed Germination to Plant Development Book Review:

Biostimulants for Crops from Seed Germination to Plant Development: A Practical Approach 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 aims fills that gap. Exploring the ways in which biostimulants enhance seed vigor and plant productivity by looking into their mode of action, an area still being explored for deeper understanding. Finally, the book will also shed light on the challenges and realistic opportunities in the use of natural biostimulants. From seed germination, pollen tube formation, pollen-pistil interaction, flower and fruit setting, to plant pigments, rhizospheric and soil microorganisms and more, Natural Biostimulants for Seed Germination and Plant Growth Development is an ideal reference for those seeking to translate research into practical application. 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: 329
Release: 2020-03-24
ISBN 10: 2889635589
ISBN 13: 9782889635580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

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

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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.

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

Toward a Sustainable Agriculture Through Plant Biostimulants Book Review:

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

Improved Crop Quality by Nutrient Management

Improved Crop Quality by Nutrient Management
Author: Dilek Anaç,Pierre Martin-Prével
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 310
Release: 1999-09-30
ISBN 10: 9780792358503
ISBN 13: 0792358503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improved Crop Quality by Nutrient Management Book Review:

Emphasis in agricultural production has shifted from mere quantity to quality products. Practical experience and scientific investigations have shown that, of the various culture measures, balanced fertilization above all exerts a considerable influence on the quality of agricultural products. Simply adding more of what the crop has already absorbed to capacity is unproductive, expensive, wasteful and damaging to the environment. Therefore, balanced crop nutrition increases crop quality, safeguards natural resources and brings benefit to the farmer. Otherwise rapid population growth and severe urbanization will exhaust our natural resources.

Proceedings of the Ist World Congress on the Use of Biostimulants in Agriculture

Proceedings of the Ist World Congress on the Use of Biostimulants in Agriculture
Author: World Congress on the Use of Biostimulants in Agriculture
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9789066056862
ISBN 13: 906605686X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

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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.

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.

Controlled Environment Horticulture

Controlled Environment Horticulture
Author: Christoph-Martin Geilfus
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2019-08-21
ISBN 10: 3030231976
ISBN 13: 9783030231972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controlled Environment Horticulture Book Review:

An understanding of crop physiology and ecophysiology enables the horticulturist to manipulate a plant’s metabolism towards the production of compounds that are beneficial for human health when that plant is part of the diet or the source of phytopharmaceutical compounds. The first part of the book introduces the concept of Controlled Environment Horticulture as a horticultural production technique used to maximize yields via the optimization of access to growing factors. The second part describes the use of this production technique in order to induce stress responses in the plant via the modulation of these growing factors and, importantly, the way that this manipulation induces defence reactions in the plant resulting in the production of compounds beneficial for human health. The third part provides guidance for the implementation of this knowledge in horticultural production.

Plant Acclimation to Environmental Stress

Plant Acclimation to Environmental Stress
Author: Narendra Tuteja,Gill Sarvajeet Singh
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2012-12-09
ISBN 10: 1461450012
ISBN 13: 9781461450016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Acclimation to Environmental Stress Book Review:

The mechanisms underlying endurance and adaptation to environmental stress factors in plants have long been the focus of intense research. Plants overcome environmental stresses by development of tolerance, resistance or avoidance mechanisms, adjusting to a gradual change in its environment which allows them to maintain performance across a range of adverse environmental conditions. Plant Acclimation to Environmental Stress presents the latest ideas and trends on induced acclimation of plants to environmental stresses under changing environment. Written by experts around the globe, this volume adds new dimensions in the field of plant acclimation to abiotic stress factors. Comprehensive and lavishly illustrated, Plant Acclimation to Environmental Stress is a state-of-the-art guide suited for scholars and researchers working in the field of crop improvement, genetic engineering and abiotic stress tolerance.

Gelatine Handbook

Gelatine Handbook
Author: Reinhard Schrieber,Herbert Gareis
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2007-04-20
ISBN 10: 3527315489
ISBN 13: 9783527315482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Molecular Aspects of Plant Beneficial Microbes in Agriculture

Molecular Aspects of Plant Beneficial Microbes in Agriculture
Author: Vivek Sharma,Richa Salwan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2020-03-12
ISBN 10: 0128184698
ISBN 13: 9780128184691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Molecular Aspects of Plant Beneficial Microbes in Agriculture explores their diverse interactions, including the pathogenic and symbiotic relationship which leads to either a decrease or increase in crop productivity. Focusing on these environmentally-friendly approaches, the book explores their potential in changing climatic conditions. It presents the exploration and regulation of beneficial microbes in offering sustainable and alternative solutions to the use of chemicals in agriculture. The beneficial microbes presented here are capable of contributing to nutrient balance, growth regulators, suppressing pathogens, orchestrating immune response and improving crop performance. The book also offers insights into the advancements in DNA technology and bioinformatic approaches which have provided in-depth knowledge about the molecular arsenal involved in mineral uptake, nitrogen fixation, growth promotion and biocontrol attributes.

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

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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.

B Group Vitamins

B Group Vitamins
Author: Jean Guy LeBlanc,Graciela Savoy De Giori
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2018-09-26
ISBN 10: 1789239893
ISBN 13: 9781789239898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

B Group Vitamins Book Review:

B-group vitamins are involved in numerous metabolic reactions and their widespread deficiency can cause a large series of health problems. The aim of this book is to provide an update on the current use and perspectives of B-group vitamins. Novel methods to detect folates in pregnant women, the use and role of folate dentistry, the use of genotype notification to modify food intake behavior, thiamin metabolism in Archaea and its role in plants and in crop improvement, the use of riboflavin in blood safety and niacin in metabolic stress and resistance in dairy cows are some of the subjects that are described in this multitopic book written by authors from seven different countries.

Marine Algae Extracts 2 Volume Set

Marine Algae Extracts  2 Volume Set
Author: Se-Kwon Kim,Katarzyna Chojnacka
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2015-02-10
ISBN 10: 3527679596
ISBN 13: 9783527679591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Algae Extracts 2 Volume Set Book Review:

Designed as the primary reference for the biotechnological use of macroalgae, this comprehensive handbook covers the entire value chain from the cultivation of algal biomass to harvesting and processing it, to product extraction and formulation. In addition to covering a wide range of product classes, from polysaccharides to terpenes and from enyzmes to biofuels, it systematically discusses current and future applications of algae-derived products in pharmacology, medicine, cosmetics, food and agriculture. In doing so, it brings together the expertise of marine researchers, biotechnologists and process engineers for a one-stop resource on the biotechnology of marine macroalgae.

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria for Agricultural Sustainability

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria for Agricultural Sustainability
Author: Ashok Kumar,Vijay Singh Meena
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2019-06-28
ISBN 10: 9811375534
ISBN 13: 9789811375538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria for Agricultural Sustainability Book Review:

To meet the food security needs of the 21st century, this book focuses on ecofriendly and sustainable production technologies based on plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR). It is estimated that the global population could increase to 9 billion by 2050. Further, the amount of land devoted to farming has decreased. Soil is a living entity, and is not only a valuable natural resource for agricultural and food security, but also for the preservation of all life processes. Agricultural productivity rests on the foundation of microbial diversity in the soil, and in recent years, PGPR have emerged as an important and promising tool for sustainable agriculture. The injudicious use of agrochemicals by farmers has created a range of negative impacts, not only threatening the environment, but also destroying useful microorganisms in the soil. The efficient use of PGPR reduces the need for these chemicals while simultaneously lowering production costs. In turn, increased yields could provide a more favourable environment and encourage sustainability. This book assesses the impacts of PGPR on crops, environmental and socio-economic sustainability, and demonstrates these ecofriendly technologies’ three critical advantages, namely (a) enhanced crop productivity, (b) reduced application of agrochemicals, and (c) increased incomes for farmers. Besides offering an economically attractive and ecologically sound means of augmenting the nutrient supply and combatting soil-borne pathogens, PGPR play an important part in boosting soil fertility, bioremediation and stress management for the development of ecofriendly and sustainable agriculture.