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Agricultural Microbiology Based Entrepreneurship

Making Money from Microbes

  • Illustrates information on skills development for researchers to become an entrepreneur

  • Outline a special section on entrepreneurship and business plan for cultivation, bio-fertilizers & bio-pesticides

  • Interprets production and marketing analysis for crops and fertilzers

Part of the book series: Microorganisms for Sustainability (MICRO, volume 39)

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About this book

This book is first part of the 3 volume set focusing on basic and advanced methods for using microbiology as an entrepreneurial venture. This volume explains the entrepreneurship skills for production, cost-benefit analysis and marketing of bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, bio-insecticides, seaweed liquid biofertilizer, and phosphate solubilizers. Chapters cover the applications of microorganisms in small and large scale production to achieve a sustainable output. The book provides essential knowledge and working business protocols from all related disciplines in agribusiness, organic farming, and economic integration. This book is useful to graduate students, research scholars and postdoctoral fellows, and teachers who belong to different disciplines via Botany, Agriculture, Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology, Plant Pathology, and Horticulture. Next two volumes are focused on food and industrial microbiology.


  • Microbial inoculants
  • Agriculture
  • Profit analysis
  • Plant growth regulators
  • Plant Pathology

Editors and Affiliations

  • C.G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, Uka Tarsadia University, Surat, India

    Natarajan Amaresan

  • Department of Microbiology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India

    Dhanasekaran Dharumadurai

  • Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sci, North-West University, South Africa, Mmabatho, South Africa

    Olubukola Oluranti Babalola

About the editors

Dr. N. Amaresan is an Assistant Professor at C.G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, Uka Tarsadia University, Gujarat. He has received his undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate degree in Microbiology. Dr. N. Amaresan has over sixteen years of experience in teaching & research in various allied fields of microbiology mainly microbial ecology, plant-microbe interactions, and others. He has been awarded young scientist awards by Association of Microbiologists of India, National Academy of Biological Sciences and recipient of visiting scientist fellowship from National Academy of India. He has published more than 60 research articles, 13 books and 45 book chapters of national and international reputes. He has handled various projects sponsored by DBT, DST, GEMI etc., and guided students for their doctoral and master degrees.

Dr. Dhanasekaran Dharumadurai is working as an Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India. He has awarded UGC-Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowship, worked in the University of New Hampshire, USA. He has awarded Fellow of Linnean Society, London, UK and INSA Visiting Scientist Fellowship by the National Science Academy. He has graduated 12 PhDs and 76 M.Sc with over 106 research publications, 49 Book chapters and H-index of 30, and citations of 2850. He filed two Indian Patent, organized 8 national level seminar, conference and workshop programs. He has edited 11 edited books and authored 4 laboratory manuals. His research focus is microbiome profiling of actinorhizal root nodules, lichen, poultry gut, and cattleā€™s reproductive system.

Professor. Olubukola Oluranti Babalola (Pr.Sci.Nat, MASSAF, FASLP, FTWAS, FAS), the Vice President of the Organization for Women in Science, is an NRF rated scientist with over 20 years of expertise in rhizosphere metagenomics and an MBA. She has experience from the International Institute of Tropical Agricult^10,200 citations. Olubukola is #1 in Africa for Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. Her international experience spans the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

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Hardcover Book USD 219.99
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