Field Crops: Sustainable Management by PGPR

  • Dinesh Kumar Maheshwari
  • Shrivardhan Dheeman

Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Dinesh Kumar Maheshwari, Meenu Saraf, Shrivardhan Dheeman
    Pages 1-10
  3. Yolanda Elizabeth Morales-García, Antonino Baez, Verónica Quintero-Hernández, Dalia Molina-Romero, América Paulina Rivera-Urbalejo, Laura Abisaí Pazos-Rojas et al.
    Pages 11-44
  4. Mahipal Choudhary, Vijay Singh Meena, Ram Prakash Yadav, Manoj Parihar, Arunav Pattanayak, S. C. Panday et al.
    Pages 45-68
  5. Musa Seymen, Ertan Sait Kurtar, Atilla Dursun, Önder Türkmen
    Pages 69-103
  6. Shrivardhan Dheeman, Dinesh Kumar Maheshwari, Ramesh Chand Dubey, Sandeep Kumar, Nitin Baliyan, Sandhya Dhiman
    Pages 105-143
  7. Winston Franz Ríos-Ruiz, Renzo Alfredo Valdez-Nuñez, Eulogio J. Bedmar, Antonio Castellano-Hinojosa
    Pages 145-176
  8. Lateef Bamidele Taiwo, Adedayo Omowumi Oyedele, Bukola Victoria Ailenokhuoria, Oladapo Titus Okareh
    Pages 177-190
  9. Darren Heenan-Daly, Siva L. S. Velivelli, Barbara Doyle Prestwich
    Pages 191-220
  10. Swapnil Sapre, Reena Deshmukh, Iti Gontia-Mishra, Sharad Tiwari
    Pages 253-278
  11. Humaira Yasmin, Asia Nosheen, Rabia Naz, Rumana Keyani, Seemab Anjum
    Pages 279-335
  12. Joseph Disi, Jocelyn Simmons, Simon Zebelo
    Pages 385-410
  13. Ahmed R. Sofy, Mahmoud R. Sofy, Ahmed A. Hmed, Noha K. El-Dougdoug
    Pages 411-445
  14. Piyush Pandey
    Pages 447-449
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 451-458

About this book


This book discusses the most challenging task ahead of researchers from India and around the globe: providing disease-free field crops for the ever-growing world population. In Asia, despite being cultivated in massive volumes, major crops, including cereals, oil seed, tuber and non-tuber vegetables, and fruit, are not meeting the demands of the increasing population. This book showcases naturally occurring beneficial microbes in the form of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria, or PGPR, which make it possible to grow field crops without applying synthetic chemicals.

Our understanding of PGPR has increased exponentially in recent decades. They play a multifarious role in developing sustainable systems of crop production and protection. The book focuses on the mechanistic behaviors of PGPRs, their use to develop sustainable cultivation techniques, and their application to enhance crop growth and productivity at the cutting edge of tech-oriented agriculture and to replace hazardous chemicals with microbial inoculants. The book is useful to agronomists, microbiologists, ecologists, plant pathologists, molecular biologists, environmentalists, policy makers, conservationists, and NGOs working on organically grown field crops.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dinesh Kumar Maheshwari
    • 1
  • Shrivardhan Dheeman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Botany and MicrobiologyGurukul Kangri UniversityHaridwarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Botany and MicrobiologyGurukul Kangri UniversityHaridwarIndia

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