This book comprises 31 chapters on advances in soil-plant systems for improving nutrient use efficiency with four major themes viz. 1. Introduction and Fundamentals of Soil Plant Atmosphere Continuum and nutrient use efficiency 2. Soil physical, chemical, biological and agronomic management for improving NUE 3. Plant physiological, genetic & molecular biological basis for improving nutrient uptake & use efficiency 4. Climate change aspects related to soil and plant systems. Besides the book also include few chapters on analytical techniques and instrumentation for the study of nutrient use efficiency with respect to physico-chemical and biological parameters.
1. Nutrient Management and Nutrient Use Efficiency Indian Perspective 2. Nutrient Dynamics in Soil-Plant System–NPK 3. Nitrogen Fertilizer Use Efficiency: An Overview 4. Balanced Nutrition – Key for Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency 5. Phosphorus Use Efficiency Through Soil Based Interventions 6. Land and Tillage Management Techniques for Enhancing Nutrient Use Efficiency 7. Precision Nutrient Management for Improving Crop Productivity 8. Agronomic Management Options for Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency in Different Soil Systems under Climate Change Scenario 9. Sustainable Management of Problem Soils for Improving Yield and Nutrient Use Efficiency 10. Prospects of Indigenous Sources of Potassium for Crop Production 11. Nanotechnology Applications in Soil and Plant Nutrition Research 12. Physiological and Molecular Basis for Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency of Crops 13. Entry and Internalization of Nanoparticle into Plant Systems 14. Nano Rock Phosphate Absorption and Utilization in Plants 15. Advances in Genetic Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency of Plants 16. Advances in Phosphorus Use Efficiency of Plants 17. Development of Nutrient Use Efficient Genotypes 18. Biofortification of Crops for Improved Yield and Nutrient Use Efficiency 19. Rhizodeposition by Plants: A Boon to Soil Health 20. Climate Change and its Impact on Soil-Plant Systems 21. Simulation Modeling for Improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Crops and Cropping Systems 22. Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics with Respect to Climate Change 23. Soil Organic Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics A Key to Soil Health 24. Impact of Conservation Agricultural Practices on Soil Organic Carbon and Nutrient Availability: An Overview 25. Role of Biochar in Improved Crop Performance and Climate Change Mitigation 26. Recycling Urban Organic Wastes and Waste Water for Better Crop Production and Nutrient Use 27. Analytical Techniques for Nutrient Estimation in Soil and Plants 28.Techniques for Analysis of Soil Biological Parameters 29. Inductively Coupled Plasma- Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-ES) 30. Application of Radioisotopes in Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Studies 31. Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy for Ultra-structural Studies