Soil Health

Bhoopander Giri (Redaktør) ; Ajit Varma (Redaktør)

Serie: Soil Biology 59

This book gathers the latest insights into soil health and its sustainability, providing an up-to-date overview of the various aspects of soil quality and fertility management, e.g., plant-microbe interactions to maintain soil health; and the use of algal, fungal and bacterial fertilizers and earthworms for sustainable soil health and agricultural production. Les mer
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This book gathers the latest insights into soil health and its sustainability, providing an up-to-date overview of the various aspects of soil quality and fertility management, e.g., plant-microbe interactions to maintain soil health; and the use of algal, fungal and bacterial fertilizers and earthworms for sustainable soil health and agricultural production.


It first discusses the past, present, and future scenarios of soil health, and then explores factors influencing soil health, as well as the consequences of degradation of soil health for sustainable agriculture. Lastly it highlights solutions to improve and maintain soil health so as to achieve greater productivity and sustainability without damaging the soil system or the environment.




Soil health is defined as the capacity of a soil to function within ecosystem frontiers, to sustain biological productivity, to maintain environmental quality and to promote plant, animal and human health. Soil health is established through the interactions of physical, chemical and biological properties, e.g., soil texture, soil structure, and soil organisms. Healthy soil provides adequate levels of macro- and micronutrients to plants and contains sufficient populations of soil microorganisms. As a result of the increasingly intensified agriculture over the past few decades, soils are now showing symptoms of exhaustion and stagnating or declining crop yields. Exploring these developments as well as possible solutions based on holistic and sustainable approaches, this book is a valuable resource for researchers in the area of soil and environmental science, agronomy, agriculture, as well as students in the field of botany, ecology and microbiology.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

1 Soil health: Past history and future perspective




Bhoopander Giri and Ajit Varma


Department of Botany


Swami Shraddhnanand College


University of Delhi


Delhi


Email: bhoopg@yahoo.com





2 Organic farming in relation to soil health




Prof Nguyen Hue


Professor of Environmental and Soil Chemistry


Department of Plant and Soil Sciences


University of Hawaii at Manoa


nvhue@hawaii.edu


3 Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria: A Booster for Ameliorating Soil Health and Agriculture ProductionDr. S. C. Shankhdhar
Senior Research Officer/Associate Professor
Department of Plant Physiology
College of Basic Sciences & Humanities
G.B.Pant University of Agriculture & Technology
Pantnagar-263145 (Uttarakhand), India
Contact No. 91-9412864897


shankhdhar.sc@rediffmail.com





4 Vermicomposting and soil health




Dr. Ranjit Chatterjee




Professor in Vegetable and Spice crops


UBKV, Pundibari, West Bengal


Email: ranchat22@rediffmail.com





5 Impact of agricultural practice on soil health Dr. Elizabeth Temitope Alori

Lecturer at Landmark University
Omu-Aran, Kwara State,Nigeria.


Email: aloritope@yahoo.com


6 Biochar for maintaining soil healthDr Adekiya Aruna Olasekan


Address: College of Agricultural Sciences,


Landmark University, PMB 1001, Omu-Aran, Kwara State Nigeria


Email: adekiya2009@yahoo.com


7 Wild plants from coastal habitats as a potential resource for soil remediation.


Prof. Gederts Ievinsh

Department of Plant Physiology


Faculty of Biology, University of Latvia


1 Jelgavas Str., Riga LV-1004, Latvia.


E-amil: gederts.ievins@lu.lv





8 Soil Health and Foliar Fertilisers



Dr Apostolos PapadopoulosUniversity of Lincoln


Riseholme College, Riseholme Park


Lincoln, LN2 2LG


United Kingdom


Email: apostolos@cropintellect.co.uk





9 Arthropods and Soil Health.


Dr Thomas W. Culliney

USDA-APHIS, PPQ
Center for Plant Health Science and Technology
Plant Epidemiology and Risk Analysis Laboratory
1730 Varsity Drive, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27606 U.S.A.
(919) 855-7506; (919) 855-7595 (Fax).


E-mail thomas.w.culliney@usda.gov





10 Role of soil microbes in maintaining soil health and sustainable agriculture production


Dr (Mrs) Neemisha


Assistant Microbiologist (Soil Science)


Department of Soil Science


Punjab Agricultural University


Ludhiana 141004


Punjab, India


Email: neemisha14@pau.edu





11 Abiotic and Biotic Factors Influencing Soil Health

Dr. K.S. Anil KumarPrincipal Scientist


ICAR- National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning,


Regional Centre,


Bangalore 560 024, Karnataka


India


Email: anilsoils@yahoo.co.in Mob: 7406376178





12 Assessment of Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi as soil health indicators

Dr. Manju M Gupta
Associate Professor in Botany


Sri Aurobindo College


University of Delhi


Delhi-17 India


Email: mbansalsac@rediffmail.com





13 Organic farming: Myth or reality for sustainable production


Manisha Rani Ph. D.


Assistant Rofessor


Department of Soil Science


College of Agriculture


G.B.P.U.A.&T., Pantnagar (263145)


U. S. Nagar (Uttarakhnad)- India


ranimanisha23@gmail.com





14 Role of rhizobiome in maintaining soil fertility and crop production


Dr. M.P. RAGHAVENDRA

Assistant Professor
Postgraduate Department of Microbiology
Maharani's Science College for Women (Affiliated to University of Mysore)
Jhansi Laxmi Bai Road
Mysore - 570 005
Karnataka, India
Email: mpraghavendra@gmail.com


15 Role of soil microorganisms in soil health and sustainable agricultureImitiaz Ahmad


Imtiaz Ahmad, Ph. D.




Department of Entomology,


Penn State University, PA, USA


Email: ixa12@psu.edu




16 Green manuring and its role in soil health management


*1Sanjeev kumar and Premasis Sukul2


*1School of Agriculture, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar 144 411, Punjab, India


2Scholl of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science, Lovely Professional University,


Jalandhar 144 411, Punjab, India


E-mail: sanjeev.19379@lpu.co.in





17 Seaweeds: as soil health boosters




Dr Inder Deep Kaur


Department of Botany


Khalsa College of University


University of Delhi, Delhi


kaurid2006@gmail.com





18 Soil salinity and its impact on soil health and crop production.




Dr Binay Kumar Singh


Senior Scientist


ICAR-IIAB, Ranchi


Email: binaybio@gmail.com


19 Soil Health Restoration for profitable crop production and better soil fertility


Dr A.K.Pant


Senior Research Officer/Associate Professor


Deptt. of Soil Science


College of Agriculture


G.B.Pant Univ. of Ag. and Technology, Pantnagar


Distt. U.S.Nagar (UTTARAKHAND)


Email: akpsoil@yahoo.com





20 Farm Yard Manure and soil health


Vijay Pooniya and Dinesh Kumar


Principal Scientist, Division of Agronomy,
ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi-110012, INDIA


E-mail: dinesh_agro@iari.res.in





21 Impact of chemical fertilisers and pesticides on soil health


Dr. Uday Pratap Shahi

Associate Professor, Soil Science
College of Agriculture
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology, Modipuram, Meerut-250110, U.P., India


Email: upshahi@gmail.com





22 Fertilizers and pesticides: their impact on soil health and environment


Dr Pooja Baweja


Department of Botany


Maitreyi College; Chanakya Puri


University of Delhi


New Delhi - 110021


E-mail: poojabaweja@gmail.com





23 Impact of heavy metals on soil health: a microbiological perspective"


Dr Rajeshwari Sinha


Department of Chemistry


Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Independent Researcher,


New Delhi, India


rajeshwari.sinha@yahoo.com


+91-9990187023


https://www.rajeshwarisinha.net





24 Maintaining soil health by eco-friendly approaches


Dr. Richa Raghuwanshi


Associate Professor of Botany, MMV


Banaras Hindu University


Varanasi-221005


UP, INDIA


E-Mail: richabhu@yahoo.co.in

Om forfatteren

Dr. Bhoopander Giri received his Ph.D in Mycorrhizal Research from the Department of Botany, University of Delhi, in 2001. He has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, USA and is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Botany, Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi. He is a recipient of a CSIR Research Associateship (2003), DST Young Scientist Fellowship (2005) and a Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowship. He has served as the General Secretary of the International Symbiosis Society (ISS), USA, and he is a life-member of several prestigious academic societies. He is also a reviewer for several international and national journals. Dr. Giri has published more than 38 papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals and books. His paper "Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in alleviation of salt stress," published in Annals of Botany, Oxford Press, UK was listed among the top 10 cited publications in 2009-2014 in the area of biological science and agriculture by the International Comparative Performance of India's Research Base. Dr. Giri has also edited numerous books.





Prof. Dr. Ajit Varma completed his PhD at Allahabad University at the age of 25 years, and is a former Professor at the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. He is currently a Distinguished Scientist & Professor of Eminence at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology; Group Dy. Vice Chancellor, Ritnand Balved Education Foundation, and Vice Chairman of Amity Science, Technology & Innovation Foundation, Amity University, India. He has published more than 314 papers in respected journals and has been serving as an Editor-in-Chief of the Soil Biology Series, Springer Verlag Germany. Dr Varma is a Fellow of Alexander-von-Humboldt Society, Germany, elected Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Fellow of the Microbiology Society of India.