240 pages | 29 B/W Illus.
As the world population increases daily and as climate continues to change, there is a growing need to produce more food in limited agricultural lands. This book provides several techniques to increase crop production without adverse effects to the environment. It focuses on methods that include combined approaches of traditional plant breeding and molecular genetics in crop improvement. Topics covered include biotechnology, biological control of plant diseases, formulation of biofertilizers, assessment of plant stress, and enhancement of crop productivity and quality.
Biotechnological Approaches to Produce Climate Ready Crops for Food Security. Uses of Recent Techniques in Enhancing Crop Productivity. Nutritional Quality in Potato and Biotechnological Approaches for its Augmentation. Agricultural Potential of PGPR in Plant Stress Management. Enhancing Production of Cotton through Soil Microbes and Endo-Mycorrhiza. Bioformulation and Fluid Bed Drying: A New Approach Towards an Improved Biofertilizer Formulation. Actinomycetes: A Promising Tool for Plant Growth Promotion and Disease Control. Bacterial Diseases of Cruciferous Vegetables and their Management with Reference to Crop Productivity. Analysis of Chlorophyll Fluorescence: A Reliable Technique in Determination of Stress on Plants. The LISA and SOCRATEES© Approach for Sustainable Management. Companion Gardening for an Environmental Friendly Approach for Horticulture Crops. Structure, Biodiversity, and Quality of the Permanent Grassland Ecosystem. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi for Sustainable Agriculture, Horticulture. and Forestry. Performance of Short Duration Fruit and Medicinal Crops under Agri Silviculture in Agroforestry Systems. Isolation and Partial Characterization of a Free Living Nitrogen Fixing, Phosphate Solubilizing, and Salt Tolerant Bacteria from the Coastal Area of West Bengal. Mapping Soil Fertility Management Zones for Precision Farming. Antifungal Activities of some Herbal Plant Extracts for the Management of Alternaria Helianthi on Sunflower Seeds causing Blight Diseases. Nature Friendly Longterm, Low Cost Storage Practices of Rice and Pulses. Effect of Integrated Weed Management on Growth and Yield Attributing Characters of Drilled Paddy under Konkan Condition. Remotely Sensed Vegetation Indices for Crop Improvement. Global Future Prospectus of the of Eco-Friendly Agro-Biotechniques for Better Crop Production.