Agro-Environmental Sustainability

Volume 1: Managing Crop Health

  • Jay Shankar Singh
  • Gamini Seneviratne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. G. Seneviratne, M. L. M. A. W. Weerasekara, D. Kumaresan, J. S. Zavahir
    Pages 1-17
  3. Anuradha Rai, Pradeep Kumar Rai, Surendra Singh
    Pages 19-41
  4. Mayashree B. Syiem, Arvind Kumar Singh, Amar Nath Rai
    Pages 43-61
  5. Chetan Keswani, Kartikay Bisen, Manoj Kumar Chitara, Birinchi Kumar Sarma, Harikesh Bahadur Singh
    Pages 63-79
  6. V. S. Bharti, M. L. Dotaniya, S. P. Shukla, V. K. Yadav
    Pages 81-111
  7. Prashant Kumar Sharma, R. Gothalwal
    Pages 113-125
  8. Shashi Shekhar, Geetika Gambhir, Jasdeep Chatrath Padaria
    Pages 127-147
  9. L. Shivlata, Tulasi Satyanarayana
    Pages 173-218
  10. S. P. Shukla, S. Gita, V. S. Bharti, G. R. Bhuvaneswari, W. A. A. D. L. Wikramasinghe
    Pages 219-235
  11. Thanh Hien Nguyen, Thi Cong Phan, Abu T. M. A. Choudhury, Michael T. Rose, Rosalind J. Deaker, Ivan R. Kennedy
    Pages 237-254
  12. Supriya Gupta, Pankaj Rautela, Chandan Maharana, K. P. Singh
    Pages 255-270
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 305-316

About this book


This two-volume work is a testament to the increasing interest in the role of microbes in sustainable agriculture and food security. Advances in microbial technologies are explored in chapters dealing with topics such as carbon sequestration, soil fertility management, sustainable crop production, and microbial signaling networks. Volume I is a collection of research findings that invites readers to examine the application of microbes in reinstating degraded ecosystems and also in establishing sustainable croplands. Highly readable entries attempt to close the knowledge gap between soil microbial associations and sustainable agriculture. 

An increase in the global population with changing climate is leading to environments of various abiotic and biotic stresses for agricultural crops. It therefore becomes important to identify the techniques to improve soil fertility and function using different microbial groups such as actinobacteria, microalgae, fluorescent pseudomonads and cyanobacterial systems. These are examined in this volume in greater detail. This work is a significant contribution to research in this increasingly important discipline, and will appeal to researchers in microbiology, agriculture, environmental sciences, and soil and crop sciences. 


plant-microbe interactions methanotrophs microbial signalling soil carbon sequestration denitrification sustainable agriculture biogeochemical cycling bio-immobilization cyanobacteria

Editors and affiliations

  • Jay Shankar Singh
    • 1
  • Gamini Seneviratne
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental MicrobiologyBabashaeb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) UniversityLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Microbial Biotechnology UnitNational Institute of Fundamental StudiesKandySri Lanka

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