The collection of essays in Microbes in Agriculture and Environmental Development explores the applications of microbes for the improvement of environmental quality and agricultural productivity through inoculants and enzymes. These are useful for the conservation and restoration of degraded natural and agricultural ecosystems, crop yield extension, soil health improvement, and other aspects of agriculture and the environment. It discusses the effective use of microbial technology, wastewater treatment, and recycling of agricultural and industrial wastes. It provides detailed accounts of recent trends in microbial application in plant growth promotion, soil fertility, microbial biomass and diversity, and environmental sustainability through bioremediation, biodegradation, and biosorption processes
- Discusses microbes and their applications for sustainable agriculture and environmental protection in agro-environmental circumstances
- Presents innovative and eco-friendly approaches for the remediation of contaminated soil and wastewater
- Focuses on green technologies and sustainability
- Includes chapters on sustainable agriculture development through increasing soil fertility, physico-chemical properties and soil microbial biomass in nutrient-deprived soils
- Defines the role of microbial bio formulation-based consortia in the productivity improvement of agricultural crops
It will be an invaluable addition to the bookshelves of researchers and graduate students in agriculture and environmental engineering, soil science; microbiology, sustainable agriculture, and ecosystems.
Dr. Chhatarpal Singh is presently the President of Agro Environmental Development Society (AEDS), Majhra Ghat, Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Dr. Tiwari is currently working in the field of methanotrophs ecology (methane oxidizing bacteria), which is sole entity responsible for the oxidation of potent greenhouse gas CH4.
Dr. Jay Shankar Singh is presently working as a faculty member in the Department of Environmental Microbiology at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow, India.
Dr. Ajar Nath Yadav is currently serving as an assistant professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Akal College of Agriculture, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Plant-Microbe Association Leading to a Sustainable Agro-Ecosystem
Rajeswari Das, Subhrajyoti Mishra, and Mukesh Kumar
Chapter 2. Soil Quality Monitoring in Selected Regions of Raebareli, Uttar Prades,h and the Relationship of Microbes in Soil Fertility Management
Ajay Neeraj and R. Hiranmai Yadav
Chapter 3. Biofertilizers in Boosting Agricultural Production
Subhrajyoti Mishra, K. M. Karaetha, Rajeswari Das, and D. K. Dash
Chapter 4. Bio-Fertilizers for Management of Soil, Crop, and Human Health
Chapter 5. Crop Residue Burning and Its Effects on the Environment and Microbial Communities
Indra Jeet Chaudhary and Sunhil Soni
Chapter 6. Bioconversion of Solid Organic Wastes and Molecular Characterization of Bacterial Population During the Decomposition Process
Mohd Arshad Siddiqqui, R. Hiranmai Yadav, and B. Vijayakumari
Chapter 7. Beneficial Soil Microflora for Enhancement in Crop Production and Nutritive Values in Oil-Containing Nuts.
Rishabh Chitranshi and Raj Kapoor
Chapter 8. Fungal Amylases for the Detergent Industry
Robinka Khajuria and Shalini Singh
Chapter 9. Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) Activity in Soil
A. Suresh, P.M. Sameera, J. Chapla, and P. Rajarao
Chapter 10. Nisin in Food Packaging
Shalini Singh and Robinka Khajuria
Chapter 11. Application of Genetically Engineered Microbes for Sustainable Development of Agro-Ecosystem
Umesh Pankaj and Namo Dubey
Chapter 12. Interaction Scenario of Insects, Plants, and Mycorrhizal Fungi
V.K. Mishra, Usha, Umesh Pankaj, and M. Soniya
Chapter 13. Tannery Wastewater: A Major Source of Residual Organic Pollutants and Pathogenic Microbes and Their Treatment Strategies
Ashutosh Yadav, Pooja Yadav, Abhay Raj, Luiz Fernando R. Ferreira, Ganesh Dattatraya Saratale, and Ram Naresh Bharagava
Chapter 14. Role of Microbes in Bioremediation of pollutants (Hydrocarbon) in Contaminated Soil
Snigdha Singh and R. Y. Hiranmai
Chhatarpal Singh is a President of Agro Environmental Development Society (AEDS), Majhra Ghat, Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Dr. Singh is currently working in the field of Agricultural Microbiology; the research interest is agro-environmental development through innovative and scientific approaches. He has been published various scientific research and reviews papers, book chapter and magazine articles in the field of agricultural and environmental microbiology. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Microbiology with the specialization of Agricultural Microbiology from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow, U.P., India. He has been honored by various State and National Organizations for his outstanding contribution in the field of Agricultural Microbiology. Dr. Singh has been organized various International Conference and Training Programmes.
Shashank Tiwari obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Environmental Microbiology from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India. Currently, Dr. Tiwari is working in the field of methanotrophs ecology (methane oxidizing bacteria), which is sole entity responsible for the oxidation of potent greenhouse gas CH4. He has also been involved to assess the soil microbial biomass and methanotrophs diversity across different land use changes and their impact on methane oxidation at Vindhyan plateau, India. He has been published research and review papers, book chapter and magazine articles in the field of agricultural and environmental microbiology in the journals and magazines of national and international repute.
Jay Shankar Singh is presently working as a faculty member in the Department of Environmental Microbiology at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow, India. Dr. Singh has contributed significantly to the subject of restoration ecology and natural resource management. He has published his research outputs in international journals with high impact factors on Scopus and other scientific databases. He is also actively serving as member of various scientific committees, holding editorial responsibilities for journals, such as Microbiology Research, PLoS ONE, etc. He has published several books from Springer and Elsevier, among others.
Ajar Nath Yadav is an assistant professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Akal College of Agriculture, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India. He has 4 years of teaching and 10 years of research experiences in the field of microbial biotechnology, microbial diversity and plant-microbe-interactions. He obtained his doctorate degree in Science (Microbial Biotechnology) in 2016, jointly from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has made pioneering contributions in the area of Microbial Biotechnology; Microbial Biodiversity; Microbial Ecology; Plant-Microbes Interaction; Agricultural Microbiology; and Environmental Microbiology. Dr. Yadav has 138 publications, which include 67 research/review articles, 17 books, 01 Laboratory manual, 53 book chapters, and 1 patent.