Contents: Preface. 1. Mass multiplication of Glomus Fasciculatum using different hosts/R.K. Aher. 2. Strategy for the development of dry land agriculture/H.C. Lakshman and T.C. Taranath. 3. Agricultural biodiversity and its potential use in India/M. Jayashankara and H.C. Lakshman. 4. Mycorrhizal fungi: a boon for sustainable agriculture/H.C. Lakshman. 5. Composting technology for organic farming/Birendra Kumar Yadav and A. Christopher Lourduraj. 6. Biopesticides and their importance in sustainable agriculture/H.C. Lakshman. 7. Role of Organic Farming in sustainable agriculture/Shweta and Kiran Kumar. 8. Management of AM-fungi in peanut (Arachis Hypogaea L.)/P. Tholkappian. 9. PGPR Bioinoculant as input in organic farming/Geeta Singh and T.S. Marwaha. 10. Association of AM-fungi in some medicinal plants and its influence on growth/G. Sampathkumar, N. Chandrakala, M. Prabakaran and R. Rajendran. 11. Potentiality of biofertilizer and organic farming in bast fibre crops/Jaladhi Chaudhury and S.K. Hazra. 12. Vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal biotechnology: current trends and future prospects/D. Anusuya. 13. Vesicular arbuscular mycorrhiza: a review/L.N. Nair. 14. A study on economics of bio-inputs usage in agriculture in Tamil Nadu/L.P. Swaminathan, K.R. Jahan Mohan, K.R. Sundaravaradharajan, S. Padma Rani, S.P. Saravanan and R. Sundaresan. 15. Azolla for sustainable crop production/U.K. Hazarika. 16. Mycorrihazal Association in Pteridophytes/R. Sarla and S. Senthilkumar. 17. Impact of conventional agricultural practice and agrochemicals on Arbu-Scular mycorrhizae in agriculture field/Somadatta Gosh. 18. Organic farming: prospects and application/Sampat Nehra, Poonam Meena, Sonali Pandey and P.C. Trivedi. Index.
"Organic farming is a crop production system that avoids the use of synthetic and chemical inputs like fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators and livestock feed additives. Indiscriminate use of synthetic chemicals and the problems arising from them forced us to think about the alternative means. Organic manures such as farmyard manure, compost, vermicompost, biofertilizers, biopestcides, etc. can be used at least as complement, if not a substitute.
The present book "Organic Farming and Mycorrhizae in Agriculture" incorporates articles on organic farming, biofertilizers, PGPR bioinoculant, role of mycorrhiza in agriculture, biopesticides, VAM biotechnology, use of Azolla for sustainable crop production and economics of bio-inputs usage in agriculture. This book provides excellent information on the subject and would prove to be a very useful reference for agriculturists, botanists and environmentalists looking for the worldwide demand of organically produced crops and commodities." (jacket)