Manufacture of Biofertilizer and Organic Farming

H. Panda, Asia Pacific Business Press, 2011, pbk, vi, 330 p, figs, tables, ISBN : 9788178331461, $55.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Manufacture of Biofertilizer and Organic FarmingContents: 1. Biological wastes as sources of biofertilizers. 2. A note on biofertilizers. 3. Role of biofertilizer in crop production. 4. Biofertilizers for rice ecosystem. 5. Green manuring. 6. Production and distribution of biofertilizers. 7. Biological nitrogen fixation. 8. The source of organic matter. 9. The chief factors in indore process. 10. Manufacture of biofertilizer by the indore method. 11. Organic matter and soil fertility. 12. Weed management in organic farming. 13. Pest management in organic farming. 14. Rice-fish integration of organic farming. 15. Choice of varieties for organic farming. 16. Coastal agro-eco system in organic rice farming. 17. Microorganism for organic farming.

With the introduction of green revolution technologies, the modern agriculture is getting more and more dependent upon the steady supply of synthetic inputs. Intensive agriculture with the use of chemical fertilizers in large amount has, no doubt, resulted in manifold increase in the productivity of farm commodities but the adverse effect of these chemicals are clearly visible on soil structure, micro flora, quality of water, food and fodder. At this critical juncture, biofertilizers are useful supplement to chemical fertilizers. Organic farming has emerged as the only answer to bring sustainability to agriculture and environment. Biofertilizers is also an ideal for practicing organic farming.

Biofertilizers are the most advanced biotechnology necessary to support developing organic agriculture, sustainable agriculture, green agriculture and non pollution agriculture. Bio fertilizer are natural and organic fertilizer that helps to keep in the soil with all the nutrients and live microorganisms required for the benefits of the plants. Today product like biofertilizers using the biotechnology techniques have proved that biological control is widely regarded as a desirable technique for controlling insects and pests, due to its minimal environmental impact and its avoidance of problems of resistance in the vectors and agricultural pests.
The increasing demand for biofertilizers and the awareness among farmers and planters in the use of biofertilizers have paved way for the fertilizer manufacturers and new entrepreneurs to get into biofertilizers production. It is one of the important components of integrated nutrient management, as they are cost effective and renewable source of plant nutrients to supplement the chemical fertilizers for sustainable agriculture.

This book gives a detailed process on manufacture of biofertilizers and organic farming. It contains chapters on biofertilizers, role of biofertilizer in crop production, production and distribution of biofertilizer, organic farming, method of organic farming, weed and pest management, and many more. This book will be very helpful to soil scientists, microbiologists, biologists, students, new entrepreneurs, fertilizer industry, organization engaged in biofertilizers production, training centres and to all those interested in the efficient use and recycling of wastes, resource management and sustainable farming. (jacket)
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