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Soil Basics, Management and Rhizosphere Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture

1st Edition

By Channarayappa C., D P Biradar

CRC Press

777 pages | 367 B/W Illus.

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Increase in global population, drastic changes in the environment, soil degradation and decrease in quality and quantity of agricultural productivity warranted us to adapt sustainable farming practices. This book focuses on soil health management and creating biased rhizosphere that can effectively augment the needs of sustainable agriculture.

Table of Contents

Soil Basics

Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

Soil Formation and Classification

Physical Properties of Soil

Chemical Properties of Soil

Introduction to Soil Water System

Soil management for sustainable agriculture

Healthy Soils for Sustainable Agriculture

Soil Erosion and its Conservation

Soil Pollution: causes, effects, and preventive measures

Soil Testing for Better Nutrient Management

Soil Preparation and Tillage

Composting for Sustainable Agriculture

Organic Farming and Precision Agriculture for Sustainable Farming

Plant Nutrients and Biopesticides

Plant Mineral Nutrients

Chemical Fertilizers and Fertigation

Organic Fertilizers

Bio-fertilizers for Integrated Nutrient Management

Biopesticides for Integrated Pest Management

Soil Organisms in Sustainable Agriculture

Soil Biology Management for Sustainable Soil Health

Soil, Water, and Plant Relations

Plant Forms and Functions

Plant Growth and Development

Mechanism of Mineral Nutrient Uptake in Plants

Water Absorption and Transport in Plants

Abiotic Stress: Plant response to moisture and salt stresses

Rhizosphere Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture

Rhizosphere Structure and Rhizodeposition.

Rhizosphere Interactions: Network of plants, microbes and soil

Rhizosphere Engineering: Enhancing sustainable plant ecosystem

Bioremediation: A promising rhizosphere technology

About the Authors

Dr. Channarayappa, hailed from Guttahalli, Chikkaballapur District (Karnataka); Received B.Sc (Agri) degree in Agricultural Sciences; M.Sc. (Agri.) and Ph.D., degrees (in Genetics and plant breeding) from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru; He earned his second Ph.D., in Genetics and Developmental Biology at West Virginia University (WVU), USA; Worked as a teaching assistant in the Biology Department, WVU Postdoctoral fellow (WVU) and Postdoctoral Associate at the UT-MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, USA. He worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, UAS, Bengaluru; Worked as Principal, Professor and Head of Genetics, Vydehi Institute of Biotech Sciences; Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Ramaiah Institute of Technology (RIT) Bengaluru; Currently, working as a Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad. Taught various subjects to UG and PG students. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience. Organized national and international conferences, workshops and presented research papers in many conferences. He was a chairperson, board of studies and board of examinations, at RIT, Bangalore. Serving as a member in many editorial boards and professional societies. He is the author of three textbooks "Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Practices", Cell Biology, and Molecular Biology, Published by Universities Press, Hyderabad. Published a number of research papers. Received ICAR junior and senior fellowships, and awarded by "The Jawaharlal Nehru National Award for Outstanding Postgraduate Agricultural Research", 1993, by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. A number of professional and social organizations also honoured him.

Dr. D.P. Biradar, born on 21.07.1960 in Bhaganagar of Bijapur District (Karnataka); Completed BSc (Agri) with seven Gold Medals, MSc (Agri) (Agronomy) from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore; Ph.D & Post doctorate (1) (Mammalian cell culture, Clastogenicity of herbicides) from Illinois, USA; Post doctorate (2) (Molecular markers, RGAs for Fusarium in Chickpea from J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY; Post doctorate (3) (Particle bombardment in wheat transgenic production) from Rothamsted Research Station, Harpenden, England, UK. Joined service as Instructor and served as Asst. Prof., Assoc. Prof., Professor and Registrar, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur. Presently, the Vice-Chancellor, UAS, Dharwad. Have several awards and incentives of Government, institutional and outside professional bodies of State and National Level. Served as Chairman/Member/Fellow of several academic and professional organizations at National and International level. Guided 8 Ph.D. & 5 MSc and Advisory Committee member for 18 Ph.D. & 24 MSc students. Principal & Co-Principal Investigator of 22 research projects. Research Papers published in Peer Reviewed Journals 118 and Papers/Abstracts presented 112. Authored/Edited 28 books, Written Book four Chapters. Recent Award: Dewang Mehta Business School Award (2014) of Hindustan Unilever Limited, Mumbai.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General