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

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

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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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

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

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.

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: 2020-02-05
ISBN 10: 1119357101
ISBN 13: 9781119357100
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.

Sustainable Global Resources Of Seaweeds Volume 1

Sustainable Global Resources Of Seaweeds Volume 1
Author: Ambati Ranga Rao,Gokare A. Ravishankar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2022-03-28
ISBN 10: 3030919552
ISBN 13: 9783030919559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Global Resources Of Seaweeds Volume 1 Book Review:

Marine plant life is an abundant source of nutrients that enhance the daily diet. In recent years, consuming diets rich in seaweeds or their extracts have been shown to provide health benefits due to being rich in macronutrients, micronutrients and nutraceuticals. The commercial value of seaweeds for human consumption is increasing annually, and some countries harvest several million tons annually. The seaweeds industry is valued at around $12 billion in 2017, and supports millions of families worldwide. Seaweeds production grew globally by 30 million tons in 2016. Seaweeds have seen increasing usage in the food industry due to their abundance of beneficial nutrients, vitamins and ω–3 fatty acids. To date there have been no books that comprehensively cover up-to-date information on seaweeds cultivation, processing, extraction and nutritional properties. This text lays out the properties and effects of seaweeds from their use as bioresources to their use in the feed industry to their applications in wastewater management and biofuels. Sustainable Global Resources Of Seaweeds Volume 1: Industrial Perspectives offers a complete overview of seaweeds from their cultivation and processing steps to their bioactive compounds and Industrial applications, while also providing the foundational information needed to understand these plants holistically. Chapters in this volume focus on seaweeds bioresources, ecology and biology, composition and cultivation, plus usage of seaweeds extracts for the feed industry. An entire section is dedicated to waste water treatment, bioremediation, biofuel and biofertilizer application of seaweeds. For any researcher in need of a comprehensive and up-to-date single source on seaweeds cultivation, this volume provides all the information necessary to gain a thorough understanding of this ever-important product.

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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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

Biostimulants for Sustainable Crop Production Book Review:

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.

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

Protective Chemical Agents in the Amelioration of Plant Abiotic Stress Book Review:

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.

Efficacy of Citrus Bioflavonoid and CFS Extracted from the Novel Bacterial Strain SL43 on Seed Germination and Growth of Canola and Soybean Under Salt Stress and Optimal Growth Conditions

Efficacy of Citrus Bioflavonoid  and CFS Extracted from the Novel Bacterial Strain  SL43  on Seed Germination and Growth of Canola and Soybean Under Salt Stress and Optimal Growth Conditions
Author: Ateeq Shah
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1291127926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Efficacy of Citrus Bioflavonoid and CFS Extracted from the Novel Bacterial Strain SL43 on Seed Germination and Growth of Canola and Soybean Under Salt Stress and Optimal Growth Conditions Book Review:

"Climate change is probably the greatest threat mankind is currently facing; climate change is causing weather conditions to be more extreme more often, which is causing increased crop abiotic stress due to heat, drought, salinization and even extreme rainfall events, resulting in reduced crop productivity. In order to feed the expanding global population, world food production must increase 50-70% by 2050 Salinity is an environmental hazard, and a threat to sustainable agricultural production. It is estimated that more than 20 % of irrigated lands are now affected by salinity. High-level salt accumulation causes ionic and hyperosmotic stress resulting in reduced seed germination and diminished plant growth, eventually leading to reduced crop production. In addition, the present unsustainable agricultural practices are contributing to climate change through GHG emissions related to over exploitation of chemical inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides. In order to increase crop production, to meet the increasing food demand, environmental hazards like salinity need to be controlled/managed strategically either by reducing root zone salinization or inducing resistance in crop plants. Therefore, there is a pressing need to incorporate sustainable techniques into our agricultural systems which can address the dual challenges of food security and environmental stability. Use of bio-stimulants in agricultural production, because of their plant development stimulation, is gaining interest as a way to counteract the adverse effects of biotic and abiotic stresses. Therefore, in this study, we have evaluated the use of environmentally friendly bio-stimulants, including flavonoids and material produced by a novel bacterial strain. These treatments enhanced crop growth under both stressed and unstressed conditions. The principle objective of this study has been to evaluate growth stimulating effects of these techniques on seed germination and early plant growth and to explore seed treatment and foliar application of these bio-stimulants. Seed treatment with either biostimulant, via priming technique, improved seed germination of canola and soybean under both optimal and salt stress conditions. Interestingly, flavonoids and cell free supernatant (CFS) from the novel bacterial strain (Devosia sp. Strain - SL43) were effective at mediating salt stress, as indicated by improved seed germination, for both crops. The seed germination increase by flavonoid priming under optimal growth conditions was 9.7 % for canola when compared with primed (initially soaked in water based material and then dried) control, however, for soybean, significant differences were only found against the unprimed control, with a germination increase of 16%. In optimal growth conditions, flavonoids reasonably increased soybean biomass; including root and shoot fresh weight and dry weight, leaf area, root area and root volume. However, under salt stress, there was no significant effect for soybean growth variables. In contrast, CFS had greater effect under salt stress and significantly improved the growth of soybean by increasing shoot fresh and dry weight, leaf area, root dry weight and root volume. However, CFS treatments showed no or minimal effect on canola growth under salt stress and optimal growth conditions. Based on the results, it is concluded that both biostimulants (flavonoids and CFS) can sustainably improve the seed germination of both canola and soybean, predominantly under conditions of salt stress. However, unexpected and sometimes contradictory results were detected, as compared to seed germination results, when crops were sprayed with flavonoids or CFS. Overall, there is substantial potential seen for these biostimulants in terms of plant growth promotion. Therefore, we strongly suggest further experiments to improve their efficacy, particularly as foliar sprays"--

Soilless Culture

Soilless Culture
Author: Md Asaduzzaman
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2015-02-25
ISBN 10: 9535117394
ISBN 13: 9789535117391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soilless Culture Book Review:

Soilless Culture - Use of Substrates for the Production of Quality Horticultural Crops provides useful information on the techniques of growing horticultural crops using either inert organic or inorganic substrates and also on use of substrates consisting locally available and inexpensive materials with adequate physical and chemical properties. The contents mainly includes influence of different substrates on horticultural crops grown under soilless culture, production of vegetables and ornamental crops in water shortage area, comparative evaluation of commercial inert substrate used for growing high value horticultural crops. In this book, interesting researches from around the world are brought together to produce a resource for teachers, researcher, and advanced students of biological science.

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.

Plant Growth Promoting Microbes for Sustainable Biotic and Abiotic Stress Management

Plant Growth Promoting Microbes for Sustainable Biotic and Abiotic Stress Management
Author: Heba I. Mohamed,Hossam El-Din Saad El-Beltagi,Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2021-05-02
ISBN 10: 3030665879
ISBN 13: 9783030665876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Growth Promoting Microbes for Sustainable Biotic and Abiotic Stress Management Book Review:

Abiotic and biotic stress factors, including drought, salinity, waterlog, temperature extremes, mineral nutrients, heavy metals, plant diseases, nematodes, viruses, and diseases, adversely affect growth as well as yield of crop plants worldwide. Plant growth-promoting microorganisms (PGPM) are receiving increasing attention from agronomists and environmentalists as candidates to develop an effective, eco-friendly, and sustainable alternative to conventional agricultural (e.g., chemical fertilizers and pesticide) and remediation (e.g., chelators-enhanced phytoremediation) methods employed to deal with climate change-induced stresses. Recent studies have shown that plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB), rhizobia, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), cyanobacteria have great potentials in the management of various agricultural and environmental problems. This book provides current research of biofertilizers and the role of microorganisms in plant health, with specific emphasis on the mitigating strategies to combat plant stresses.

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Author: Harikesh Bahadur Singh,Anukool Vaishnav
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2022-02-17
ISBN 10: 0323855784
ISBN 13: 9780323855785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering Book Review:

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Sustainable Agriculture: Advances in Microbe-Based Biostimulants describes advances in microbial mechanisms involved in crop production and stress alleviation. Recent developments in our understanding of the role of microbes in sustainable agriculture and disease management have created a highly potential research area. The plant holobiont has a significant role in stress signaling, nutrient use efficiency, and soil health and fertility for sustainable developments. The mycorrhizosphere, hyphosphere, phyllosphere, rhizosphere and endosphere are critical interfaces for the exchange of signaling and resources between plants and soil environment.? This book is an ideal reference source for microbiologists, agrochemists, biotechnologists, biochemists, industrialists, researchers and scientists working on agriculturally important microorganisms and their exploitation in sustainable future applications. Gives insights into mechanisms of plant-microbe interaction Introduces new aspects and advances in plant-microbe interaction for disease management Includes descriptions and modern practices on how to harness the potential of microbes in sustainable agriculture applications

Crop Improvement

Crop Improvement
Author: Pankaj Kumar,Ajay Kumar Thakur
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN 10: 1000381234
ISBN 13: 9781000381238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crop Improvement Book Review:

Crop Improvement: Biotechnological Advances – Biomedical Science The field of biotechnology is advancing at a fast pace. The availability of low-cost DNA/genome sequencing technologies has led to the discovery and functional characterization of myriad of genes imparting stress tolerance and quality traits. The ‘omics’ group of technologies including genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics has revolutionized the agricultural biotechnology sector. The Nobel Prize-winning technology, such as the genome editing technique, is being employed to edit various gene functions in plants aiding in crop improvement. This technology may be adopted very quickly by consumers compared with the transgenic technique because the genome-edited plants have no adverse effects on the genome of the plant itself and on the environment and related species/non-target organisms. In this book, authors have attempted to compile the latest techniques of agricultural biotechnology and their applications in crop improvement. Certain chapters have been dedicated to describe the use of nanotechnology, a fast emerging new technique in the agriculture sector. Features Development, potential and safety issues in biotechnology Advances in genomics, proteomics and transcriptomics in agriculture Protein bioinformatics and its applications Genetically modified (GM) technology and its implications Genome editing in crop improvement Marker-assisted selection (MAS) in crop improvement Mutation breeding Cryobiotechnology Nanotechnology and biosensors This book includes real-world examples and applications making it accessible to a broader interdisciplinary readership. We hope that it will serve as a reference book for researchers engaged in molecular biology and biotechnology and will act as a ready reckoner for postgraduate (PG) students in the biotechnology discipline.

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: 1119357101
ISBN 13: 9781119357100
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.

Rhizosphere Microbes

Rhizosphere Microbes
Author: Sushil Kumar Sharma,Udai B. Singh,Pramod Kumar Sahu,Harsh Vardhan Singh,Pawan Kumar Sharma
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 682
Release: 2021-01-20
ISBN 10: 9811591547
ISBN 13: 9789811591549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rhizosphere Microbes Book Review:

Plants create a dynamic micro-biosphere in the soil, around the roots, called as ‘rhizosphere’, which harbors diverse number of microorganisms for sustaining their growth and development. A soil with diverse and multi-traits microbial communities is considered healthy to enhance crop productivity. In the last decades, rhizosphere biology has gained attention due to unraveling of new mechanisms, processes and molecules in the rhizosphere that contributes towards the promotion of plant productivity. The rhizospheric microbes and associated processes are being utilized for harnessing potential of soils in effective and sustainable functioning in the agro-ecosystems. Broadly, the book discusses rhizospheric microbes and their role in modulating functions of soil and crop plant. Specifically, it highlights conventional and modern aspects of rhizosphere microbes such as – microbiome in the rhizosphere, microbes as an indicator and promoter of soil health, rhizosphere microbes as biofertilizer, biostimulator and biofortifyer, microbial signaling in the rhizosphere, recent tools in deciphering rhizobiome, and regulatory mechanisms for commercialization of biofertilizer, biopesticide and biostimulator. The book is useful for agriculture scientist, biotechnologist, plant pathologist, mycologist, and microbiologist, farming community, scientist of R&D organization, as well as teaching community, researcher and student and policy maker.

Allelopathy in Crop Production

Allelopathy in Crop Production
Author: S.S. Narwal
Publsiher: Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 9387741109
ISBN 13: 9789387741102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Allelopathy in Crop Production Book Review:

Allelopathy offers great potential: (a) to increase agriculture production (food grains, vegetables, fruits, forestry), (b) to decrease harmful effects of modern agricultural practices (multiple cropping, leaching losses from N – fertilizers, indiscriminate use of pesticides viz. weedicides, fungicides, insecticides and nematicides and development of pesticides tolerant /resistant biotypes in pests) on soil health/productivity and on environment and (c) to maintain soil productivity and pollution free environment for our future generations. It is hoped that in the near future the allelopathy may be used in crop production, crop protection, agroforestry and agro-horticultural systems of developed countries. Therefore, it may be one of the strategies to increase agricultural production in Sustainable Agriculture of 21st century. This book is based on the research findings and addresses to various intricate problems of crop production, to which there was no definite answer in the past but now have been attributed to allelopathy.