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Role of Rhizospheric Microbes in Soil

Volume 2: Nutrient Management and Crop Improvement

  • Vijay Singh Meena

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mahipal Choudhary, Prakash Chand Ghasal, Ram Prakash Yadav, Vijay Singh Meena, Tilak Mondal, J. K. Bisht
    Pages 1-46
  3. Asha Sahu, Sudeshna Bhattacharjya, A. Mandal, J. K. Thakur, Nagwanti Atoliya, Nisha Sahu et al.
    Pages 47-75
  4. Bholanath Saha, Sushanta Saha, Partha Deb Roy, Dhaneshwar Padhan, Sajal Pati, Gora Chand Hazra
    Pages 77-97
  5. Manoj Shrivastava, P. C. Srivastava, S. F. D’Souza
    Pages 137-165
  6. Azhar Hussain, Zahir Ahmad Zahir, Hafiz Naeem Asghar, Maqshoof Ahmad, Moazzam Jamil, Muhammad Naveed et al.
    Pages 203-227
  7. Jyoti Rawat, Pankaj Sanwal, Jyoti Saxena
    Pages 229-257
  8. Rishi Kumar Verma, Manisha Sachan, Kanchan Vishwakarma, Neha Upadhyay, Rohit Kumar Mishra, Durgesh Kumar Tripathi et al.
    Pages 259-290

About this book


In any ecosystem, plant and microbe interaction is inevitable. They not only co-exist but also support each other’s survival and also provide for sustenance in stressful environment. Agro-ecosystems of many regions around the globe are affected by multi-stress.  Major limiting factors affecting the agricultural productivity worldwide are environmental stresses. Apart from decreasing yield they introduce devastating impact on plant growth as well. Plants battle with various kind of stresses with the help of symbiotic association with the microbes in the rhizosphere. Naturally existing plant-microbe interaction facilitates survival of plants under these stressful conditions.

Rhizosphere consists of many groups of microbes, plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) is one such group of microbes which assist plants in coping with multiple stresses and in plant growth as well. These microbes help in stress physiology of the plants and can be extremely useful in solving agricultural as well food security problems.

The proposed book is split into two parts, with an aim to provide comprehensive description and highlight a holistic approach. It elucidates various mechanisms in rhizosphere of nutrient management, stress tolerance and enhanced crop productivity. The book discusses rhizospheric flora and its importance in enhancement of plant growth, nutrient content, yield of various crops and vegetables as well as soil fertility and health. Both volumes of the book addresses fundamentals, applications as well as research trends and new prospects of agricultural sustainability.

Volume 2: Nutrient Management and Crop Improvement, contains chapters which cover a broad overview of plant growth promoting activities of microbes. This proposed book also highlights the contribution of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, iron and zinc-solubilizing microbes from rhizospheric soil to develop efficient indigenous microbial consortia to enhance the food and nutritional security. With the given content and layout the proposed book will be an all-inclusive collection of information, which will be useful for students, academicians, researchers working in the field of rhizospheric mechanisms, agricultural microbiology, soil microbiology, biotechnology, agronomy and sustainable agriculture and also for policy makers in the area of food security and sustainable agriculture. It will be of special interest to both academics and professionals working in the fields of microbiology, soil microbiology, biotechnology and agronomy, as well as the plant protection sciences. Timely, this edited and research book provides an essential and comprehensive source of material from basic to advance findings on microbes and their role in agricultural and soil sustainability.







Soil-plant-microbes interaction Nutritional Security Rhizospheric chemistry Sustainable agriculture Stress management

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay Singh Meena
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Crop ProductionICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill AgricultureAlmoraIndia

About the editors

Dr. Vijay Singh Meena is currently working as a soil scientist in the ICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill Agriculture, Almora, Uttarakhand. He obtained his B.Sc. (AG.) from SKRAU, Bikaner, Rajasthan, M.Sc. (AG.) and Ph.D. (AG.) with specialization in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry from Banaras Hindu University (The Capital of Knowledge), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has completed vital work on potassium-solubilizing microbes, soil biological fertility, rhizospheric chemistry, and conservation agriculture, and has published more than 30 original research articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he has published four books and eleven book chapters.

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