Biopesticides in Organic Farming Book

Biopesticides in Organic Farming

  • Author : L.P. Awasthi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000340310

Biopesticides in Organic Farming Excerpt :

The book entitled "Biopesticides in Organic Farming : Recent Advances", describes critically reviewed, key aspects of organic farming and provides a unique and timely science-based resource for researchers, teachers, extension workers, students, primary producers and others around the world. This book is intended to be a unique and indispensable resource that offers a diverse range of valuable information and perspectives on biopesticides in organic agriculture. It has chapters on each and every aspect related with biopesticides in organic farming which are compiled by researchers and eminent professors at various universities across the globe. The wide spectrum information in various chapters with the addition of the terms related to organic farming and concept statements is presented in very concise manner. Features: This book is designed, as per course curriculum of different universities offering courses on Organic Farming, for undergraduate and post graduate students, researchers, university professors and extension workers. The first section provides, Overview of organic farming with special reference to biopesticides followed by the Principles of the applications of biopesticides in organic farming, Impact of Environmental factors on biopesticides in organic farming, Pesticides Exposure Impacts on Health and Need of Biopesticides in Organic Farming, and Role of nutrients in the management of crop diseases through biopesticides. The next section deals with the management of various crop diseases through biopesticides of bacterial, fungal, viral, and Insect sex hormone, Natural enemies and Integrated Pest Management, Biotechnological Trends in Insect Pests Control Strategy, Challenges in the popularization of Biopesticides in organic farming, Certification process and standards of organic farming and Marketing and export potential of organic Products. Information presented in an accessible way for students, professors, researchers, business innovators and entre

Advances in Organic Farming Book

Advances in Organic Farming

  • Author : Vijay Singh Meena
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-08-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128223598

Advances in Organic Farming Excerpt :

Advances in Organic Farming: Agronomic Soil Management Practices focuses on the integrated interactions between soil-plant-microbe-environment elements in a functioning ecosystem. It explains sustainable nutrient management under organic farming and agriculture, with chapters focusing on the role of nutrient management in sustaining global ecosystems, the remediation of polluted soils, conservation practices, degradation of pollutants, biofertilizers and biopesticides, critical biogeochemical cycles, potential responses for current and impending environmental change, and other critical factors. Organic farming is both challenging and exciting, as its practice of “feeding the soil, not the plant provides opportunity to better understand why some growing methods are preferred over others. In the simplest terms, organic growing is based on maintaining a living soil with a diverse population of micro and macro soil organisms. Organic matter (OM) is maintained in the soil through the addition of compost, animal manure, green manures and the avoidance of excess mechanization. Presents a comprehensive overview of recent advances and new developments in the field OF research within a relevant theoretical framework Highlights the scope of the inexpensive and improved management practices Focuses on the role of nutrient management in sustaining the ecosystems

Biopesticides and Bioagents Book

Biopesticides and Bioagents

  • Author : Md. Arshad Anwer
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315341415

Biopesticides and Bioagents Excerpt :

Insects, diseases, and weeds cause an almost 30% yield loss per annum in agricultural production, resulting in an increased consumption of pesticides by 20% per annum throughout the world. This comprehensive volume looks at the status of biopesticides and biocontrol agents in agriculture. It will be a critically important reference work, providing basic facts and studies on new and current discoveries of the role of biopesticides and bioagents in integrated pest management (IPM). The book contains four main sections, covering the status of biopesticides and biocontrol agents in agriculture plant health-promoting biocontrol agents parasitoids and predators genetically modified crops and Bacillus thuringiensis, and phytochemicals in biocontrol The volume provides information regarding new advances in microbial, biochemical, and genetically modified and organic nanoparticles in integrated pest management. Biopesticides and Bioagents: Novel Tools for Pest Management should find a prominent place on the shelves of agriculture and plant scientists, microbiologists, biotechnologists, plant pathologists and entomologists working in academic and commercial agrichemical situations, and in the libraries of all research establishments and companies where this exciting subject is researched, studied, or taught.

Biopesticides Handbook Book

Biopesticides Handbook

  • Author : Leo M.L. Nollet
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-22
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466596535

Biopesticides Handbook Excerpt :

The need to feed an ever-growing global population combined with increasing demand for sustainable agricultural practices has generated a significant rise in demand for biopesticides. By responding concurrently to the interests of farming, forestry, and industrial sectors, biopesticides offer a considerable potential for utilization in sustainable

Biopesticides Book


  • Author : Amitava Rakshit
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-11-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128236147

Biopesticides Excerpt :

Biopesticide: Volume Two, the latest release in the Advances in Bioinoculant series, provides an updated overview on the active substances utilized in current bioinsecticides, along with information on which of them can be used for integrated pest management programs in agro-ecosystems. The book presents a comprehensive look at the development of novel solutions against new targets, also introducing new technologies that enhance the efficacy of already available active substances. Finally, readers will find insights into the advanced molecular studies on insect microbial community diversity that are opening new frontiers in the development of innovative pest management strategies. This book will be valuable to those prioritizing agro biodiversity management to address optimal productizing and enhanced food security. Explores the increasing number of newly introduced and improved products that can be used alone or in rotation or combination with conventional chemicals Promotes the importance of, and tactics for, managing the agro ecosystem surrounding food security Provides state of the art description of various approaches and techniques for the real-world application of biopesticides

Biofertilizers and Biopesticides in Sustainable Agriculture Book

Biofertilizers and Biopesticides in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Author : B. D. Kaushik
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429607738

Biofertilizers and Biopesticides in Sustainable Agriculture Excerpt :

This new volume, Biofertilizers and Biopesticides in Sustainable Agriculture, presents strategies for the management of soil and crop diseases. Microbes have attracted worldwide attention due to their role in disease management and remediation of polluted soils. Taking a sustainable approach, this book explores the means of integrating various microbial management approaches to achieve the desired levels of crop yield under both conventional soils and neglected soils through the use of biopesticides and other botanicals as well as biomolecules. This book also presents a broad and updated view of molecular nitrogen fixation and phosphate-solubilizing and sulfur-transforming microbes for nutrition of crops in relation to the role of metal tolerant microbes in providing protection to plants grown in metal-contaminated soils. The preparation and application of biofertilizers, utilization of household waste materials, and use of genetically modified microorganisms (GMOs) in plant growth and development are also well discussed in the volume.

Nano Biopesticides Today and Future Perspectives Book

Nano Biopesticides Today and Future Perspectives

  • Author : Opender Koul
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 485
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128158302

Nano Biopesticides Today and Future Perspectives Excerpt :

Nano-Biopesticides Today and Future Perspectives is the first single-volume resource to examine the practical development, implementation and implications of combining the environmentally aware use of biopesticides with the potential power of nanotechnology. While biopesticides have been utilized for years, researchers have only recently begun exploring delivery methods that utilize nanotechnology to increase efficacy while limiting the negative impacts traditionally seen through the use of pest control means. Written by a panel of global experts, the book provides a foundation on nano-biopesticide development paths, plant health and nutrition, formulation and means of delivery. Researchers in academic and commercial settings will value this foundational reference of insights within the biopesticide realm. Provides comprehensive insights, including relevant information on environmental impact and safety, technology development, implementation, and intellectual property Discusses the role of nanotechnology and its potential applications as a nanomaterial in crop protection for a cleaner and greener agriculture Presents a strategic, comprehensive and forward-looking approach

Biopesticides for Sustainable Agriculture Book

Biopesticides for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Author : Nick Birch
  • Publisher : Burleigh Dodds Agricultural Sc
  • Release Date : 2020-03-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 1786763567

Biopesticides for Sustainable Agriculture Excerpt :

Part 1 of this collection reviews research on developing and assessing new biopesticides. Part 2 summarises advances in different types of entomopathogenic biopesticide. Part 3 assesses semiochemical, peptide-based and other natural substance-based biopesticides.

Biofertilizers Book


  • Author : Amitava Rakshit
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-03-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128230305

Biofertilizers Excerpt :

Biofertilizers, Volume One: Advances in Bio-inoculants provides state-of-the-art descriptions of various approaches, techniques and basic fundamentals of BI used in crop fertilization practices. The book presents research within a relevant theoretical framework to improve our understanding of core issues as applied to natural resource management. Authored by renowned scientists actively working on bio-inoculant, biofertilizer and bio-stimulant sciences, the book addresses the scope of inexpensive and energy neutral bio-inoculant technologies and the impact regulation has on biofertilizer utilization. This book is a valuable reference for agricultural/environmental scientists in academic and corporate environments, graduate and post-graduate students, regulators and policymakers. Informs researchers on how to develop innovative products and technologies that increase crop yields and quality while decreasing agricultural carbon footprints Focuses on production, protocols and developments in the processing of bio-inoculants, bio-stimulants and bio-fertilizers Summarizes the biologically active compounds and examines current research areas

Multifunctionality and Impacts of Organic and Conventional Agriculture Book

Multifunctionality and Impacts of Organic and Conventional Agriculture

  • Author : Jan Moudrý
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-07-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789859317

Multifunctionality and Impacts of Organic and Conventional Agriculture Excerpt :

Organic farming aims to produce a number of crops, without the use of synthetic chemicals (pesticides) or fertilizers, while enhancing soil composition and promoting biodiversity. This is a traditional, more permanent type of farming that relies on ecosystem services to maintain the integrity of the landscape while still producing sufficient yields. In addition, conventional farming uses pesticides and fertilizers to maximize the yield of a particular crop or set of crops, which are typically genetically modified. This book covers several issues related to the multi-functionality and impacts of organic and conventional farming systems. Chapters cover topics related to organic farming and the economy, farm management, and innovative methods and approaches.

Bioformulations  for Sustainable Agriculture Book

Bioformulations for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Author : Naveen Kumar Arora
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-06-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 10 : 9788132227793

Bioformulations for Sustainable Agriculture Excerpt :

More than a century has passed since the first bioformulations were introduced to the market. But there is still much to be done, explored and developed. Though bioformulations offer green alternatives and are important for sustainable agriculture, they make up only a small fraction of the total additions used to enhance crop yields or protect them from pests. There is a great need to develop bioformulations that can promote confidence among end users; accordingly, it is imperative that bioformulations to replace chemicals be reliable and overcome the shortcomings of the past. Bioformulations: for Sustainable Agriculture discusses all the issues related to the current limitations and future development of bioformulations. It examines in detail those bioformulations that include biofertilizers and biopesticides (also commonly known as bioinoculants), presenting a global picture of their development. Further chapters address diverse microbes that are already being or could be used as bioformulations. The book also discusses the techniques, tools and other additions required to establish bioformulations as trustworthy and global solutions. It assesses the types of bioformulations currently available on the market, while also considering the future roles of bioformulations, including the reclamation of marginal and polluted soils. Further, it discusses the current legislation and much-needed amendments. Overall the book provides a comprehensive outlook on the status quo of bioformulations and the future approaches needed to improve them and achieve sustainable agriculture and food security without sacrificing the quality of soils. This will be extremely important in offering chemical-free foods and a better future for generations to come.

Plant Microbes Symbiosis  Applied Facets Book

Plant Microbes Symbiosis Applied Facets

  • Author : Naveen Kumar Arora
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-10-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN 10 : 9788132220688

Plant Microbes Symbiosis Applied Facets Excerpt :

Plants form mutualistic association with various microorganisms, particularly in the rhizosphere region. The association benefits both the partners in a number of ways. A single plant can support the growth of diverse microbes and in reciprocation these microbes help the plant in several ways. A great deal of knowledge is now available on the mechanisms of action of plant growth promoting microbes in forming association with their partner plant and benefitting it. With ever increasing population and to achieve food security it has become utmost necessary to utilize these friendly microbes to enhance the crop yield and quality in an ecofriendly and sustainable manner. We already know about the huge negative impact of chemicals used in agriculture on the humans and the ecosystems as whole. ‘Plant Microbes Symbiosis – Applied Facets’ provides a comprehensive knowledge on practical, functional and purposeful utility of plant-microbe interactions. The book reviews the utilization of beneficial microbes for crop yield enhancement and protection against diseases caused by phytopathogens and nutrient deficiencies. The tome also reviews the utility of plant growth promoting microbes in helping the plants to deal with abiotic stresses imposed by climate change and anthropogenic activities. The book showcases how plant-microbe interactions are or can be utilized for reclamation of stressed soils and degradation of pollutants in a most effective and environment friendly manner. It also ascertains the reasons for the below par performance of the microbial based inoculants. The utilization of biotechnological tools for development of next generation bioformulations to combat the new challenges and overcome past hurdles has been discussed. This wonderful association between plants and microbes if used properly will not only enhance the crop yields and reclaim barren lands but also make our planet a better place to live on for all of its habitants.

Smart Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture Book

Smart Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Author : Katarzyna Chojnacka
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128170373

Smart Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture Excerpt :

Smart Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agriculture proposes products that fulfill the need for chemicals that provide a sustainable delivery system for nutrients necessary to maximize production of agricultural animals and plants while producing the smallest possible environmental footprint. Over the past decade, biobased chemicals have received significant attention as candidate resource materials in fertilizers and agrochemicals production due to their renewability. Substitution of conventional raw materials with biobased requires a new approach towards development of technology. On the other hand, the use of biobased chemicals, such as biostimulants, bioregulators, biofertilizers offers a host of a new palette of products which are natural and thus their application does not pose an impact on the environment (residues), nor the cultivated plants. This book addresses all aspects related to the production process, including chemical formulas, stability of formulations, and the application of the effect of its utilization. Presents ideas for new products that provide appropriate nutrition while limiting environmental footprint Includes full range of the production process from chemical formulas, to establishing the stability of formulations, application and effect Offers a host of a new products which are natural and whose application does not negatively impact the environment nor the cultivated plants

Improving the Efficacy of Biopesticides Based on Bt Book

Improving the Efficacy of Biopesticides Based on Bt

  • Author : Tamer Mashtoly
  • Publisher : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 3847339583

Improving the Efficacy of Biopesticides Based on Bt Excerpt :

Three features of biopesticides that differentiate them from synthetic pesticides and make them attractive to producers are the following: - (i) biopesticides can be used for resistance management, especially since many have multiple modes of action which would reduce the chance of resistance occurring in a particular crop pest; (ii) many biopesticides have no or low restricted entry intervals, meaning that post-application, restricted entry into fields is very low (0-4 h) and there are often no limitations prior to harvest; and (iii) there are generally exemptions for biopesticides from maximum residue limits because they are considered acceptable and relatively safe. Even though insecticidal formulations based on Bt toxins have been used for many years, it was the development and commercialization of insect-resistant transgenic Bt crops expressing Cry toxins that revolutionized the history of agriculture. Benefits of this technology include high specificity and potency, reduction in chemical pesticide applications, increased crop yield and has the potential to be recommended for pest management in organic farming.

Potassium Solubilizing Microorganisms for Sustainable Agriculture Book

Potassium Solubilizing Microorganisms for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Author : Vijay Singh Meena
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-06-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN 10 : 9788132227762

Potassium Solubilizing Microorganisms for Sustainable Agriculture Excerpt :

The potassium solubilizing microorganisms (KSMs) are a rhizospheric microorganism which solubilizes the insoluble potassium (K) to soluble forms of K for plant growth and yield. K-solubilization is carried out by a large number of saprophytic bacteria (Bacillus mucilaginosus, B. edaphicus, B. circulans, Acidothiobacillus ferrooxidans, Paenibacillus spp.) and fungal strains (Aspergillus spp. and Aspergillus terreus). Major amounts of K containing minerals (muscovite, orthoclase, biotite, feldspar, illite, mica) are present in the soil as a fixed form which is not directly taken up by the plant. Nowadays most of the farmers use injudicious application of chemical fertilizers for achieving maximum productivity. However, the KSMs are most important microorganisms for solubilizing fixed form of K in soil system. The KSMs are an indigenous rhizospheric microorganism which show effective interaction between soil-plant systems. The main mechanism of KSMs is acidolysis, chelation, exchange reactions, complexolysis and production of organic acid. According to the literature, currently negligible use of potassium fertilizer as chemical form has been recorded in agriculture for enhancing crop yield. Most of the farmers use only nitrogen and phosphorus and not the K fertilizer due to unawareness that the problem of K deficiency occurs in rhizospheric soils. The K fertilizer is also costly as compared to other chemical fertilizers.