Biostimulants for Crop Production and Sustainable Agriculture

October 2022
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  • Published
    14th October 2022
  • ISBN 9781789248074
  • Language English
  • Pages 368 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

Agricultural biostimulants are a group of substances or microorganisms, based on natural resources, that are applied to plants or soils to improve nutrient uptake and plant growth, and provide better tolerance to various stresses. Their function is to stimulate the natural processes of plants, or to enrich the soil microbiome to improve plant growth, nutrition, abiotic and/or biotic stress tolerance, yield and quality of crop plants. Interest in plant biostimulants has been on the rise over the past 10 years, driven by the growing interest of researchers and farmers in environmentally-friendly tools for improved crop performance.

Focusing on recent progress on biostimulants and their role in crop production and agricultural sustainability, this book includes:

  • 31 chapters on a wide range of biostimulants and their role in plant growth stimulation and stress tolerance.
  • Mechanism of actions of diverse groups of biostimulants, such as trace elements, plant and seaweed extracts, humic substances, polyamines, osmolytes, vitamins, nanoparticles and microorganisms.
  • New promising biostimulants with novel modes of action.
Improved crop production technologies are urgently needed to meet the growing demand for food for the ever-increasing global population by addressing the impacts of changing climate on agriculture. This book is of interest to researchers in agriculture, agronomy, crop and plant science, soil science and environmental science.

1: Biostimulants in Sustainable Agriculture. Bornita Bose and Harshata Pal.
2: Diversity and Functions of Biostimulants in Crop Plants. Durdana Hossain Prium, Sadrina Afrin Mowna, Yusha Araf, Tawfiq Alam, Md. Asad Ullah, Moutoshi Chakraborty, Most. Waheda Rahman Ansary and Tofazzal Islam.
3: Biostimulants for Promoting Eco-Friendly Sustainable Agriculture. Faria Rahman Jeba, Maisha Farzana, Tahani Tabassum, Tanjim Ishraq Rahaman, Md. Asad Ullah, Yusha Araf, Most Waheda Rahman Ansary, Dipali Rani Gupta, Moutoshi Chakraborty and Tofazzal Islam.
4: Biofortification for Crop Quality Enhancement. Hira Ali, Shamim Akhtar, Nazneen Bangash, Malik Tahir Hayat, Hafiz Muhammad Tauqeer Khan and Durr-e-Nayab.
5: Biostimulants-Induced Improvement of Soil Health and Water Use Efficiency in Plant. Usman Tariq, Adnan Younis, M. Ahsan and M. Nadeem.
6: Silicon-Based Biostimulators for Sustainable Agriculture. Grankina Alina, Bocharnikova Elena and Matichenkov Vladimir.
7: Application of Iodine, Selenium and Silicon for Promotion Crop Production.Aleksandra Golob, Anja Mavric Cermelj and Mateja Germ.
8: Organic Manure for Promoting Sustainable Agriculture. Muhammad Yasir Arfat, Ahmad Sher, Sami Ul-Allah, Abdul Sattar, Muhammad Ijaz, Abdul Manaf, Bushra Sarwar and Muhammad Muneer-ul-Husnain.
9: Use Of Organic Substrates in Sustainable Horticulture. Adnan Younis, M. Ahsan, Ahsan Akram, Ki-Byung Lim, Faisal Zulfiqar and Usman Tariq.
10: Biostimulants: An Alternative to Chemical Pesticides for Crop Protection. Ambika Chaturvedi, Pooja Saraswat, Ayushi Singh, Parul Tyagi and Rajiv Ranjan.
11: Role of Humic Substances on Growth and Yield of Crop plant. Yasser A. El-Tahlawy and Osama A.M. Ali .
12: Growth Stimulating Effects of Chitosan Biopolymer in Plants. Moutoshi Chakraborty and Tofazzal Islam.
13: Effect of Plant Extracts on Improvement of Crop Yield. Muhammad Ijaz, Haji Muhammad, Ahmad Sher, Abdul Sattar, Muhammad Zain Saleem and Muhammad Asif.
14: Use of Seaweed Extracts for Enhancement of Crop Production. Bhupinder Dhir.
15: Biostimulants for Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance. Neerja Srivastava.
16: Molecular Priming of Plants with Biostimulants: An Effective Strategy Foralleviation of Environmental Stresses in Crop Plant. Malay Kumar Adak.
17: Biostimulants As Regulators of Stress Metabolites to Enhance Drought and Salinity Stress Tolerance in Plants. Fahim Nawaz, Sadia Majeed, Muhammad Farman, Mohamed S. Sheteiwy, Abdullah Al-Mamun, Maria Nawaz and Günter Neumann.
18: Seed Priming with Biostimulants for Better Crop Production under Stresses. Faisal Nadeem, Yamin Bibi, Umair Hasan, Muhammad Zubair, Husnain Jawad, Waseem Ahmed and Abdul Qayyum.
19: Biological Trace Elements Confer Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plant. Aditi Shreeya Bali, Gagan Preet Singh Sidhu, Dipti Grover and Bhawna Dahiya.
20: Role of Polyamines in Abiotic and Biotic Stress Tolerance in Plant. Katarzyna Rubinowska.
21: Role of Osmolytes in Enhancement of Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance. L. Jeyanthi Rebecca and Eiji Hirasawa.
22: Enhancement of Plant Productivity and Stress Tolerance by The Application of Exogenous Supply of Vitamins. Sadia Sabrina Alam, Afsana Hoque Akhi, Faridul Alam, Mirza Hasanuzzaman and Md. Motiar Rohman.
23: Sugar Signaling in Plants under Physiological and Stress Conditions. Zhong-Guang Li.
24: Role of Nanoparticles in Improving Stress Tolerance in Crop Plant.Abdul Qayyum, Faisal Nadeem, Yamin Bibi, Raza Ullah, Husnain Raza Bajwa, Husnain Jawad and Ahmad Sher.
25: Role of Organic Amendments in Stress Tolerance of Plant. Muhammad Ateeq, Ahmad Sher, Sami-Ul-Allah, Abdul Sattar, Muhammad Ijaz, Bushra Sarwar and Abdul Qayyum.
26: Endophytes As Potential Biostimulants to Enhance Plant Growth for Promoting Sustainable Agriculture. Munirah Tharek, Saidu Abdullahi, Md Abdul Baset Mia, Nazalan Najimudin and Amir Hamzah Ghazali.
27: Plant Endophytes in Growth Promotion and Sustainable Management of Crop Pests. Hossain Sohrawardy and Tofazzal Islam.
28: Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria as Biostimulants in Sustainable Crop Production.Aniruddha Sarker, Debasis Mitra, Pradeep K. Das Mohapatra, Most. Waheda Rahman Ansary and Tofazzal Islam.
29: Endophytes: The Immune System Modulators of Rice Plant under Abiotic Stresses. Deepanwita Deka, Jnandabhiram Chutia and Bhaben Tanti.
30: Plant-Microorganism Interactions Remediate Heavy Metal Contaminated Ecosystems. Aditi Shreeya Bali, Gagan Preet Singh Sidhu, Bhawna Dahiya and Dipti Grover.
31: Alleviation Of Salinity Stress in Non-Legumes by Beneficial Salt Tolerant Bacteria. M A Baset Mia.

Mirza Hasanuzzaman

Dr. Mirza Hasanuzzaman is Professor of Agronomy at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in Dhaka. He received his Ph.D. on "Plant Stress Physiology and Antioxidant Metabolism" from Ehime University, Japan with a scholarship from the Japanese government. Later, he completed his postdoctoral research at the Center of Molecular Biosciences, University of the Ryukyus, Japan, as a recipient of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellowship. He was also the recipient of the Australian Government’s Endeavour Research Fellowship for postdoctoral research as an Adjunct Senior Researcher at the University of Tasmania, Australia. Dr. Hasanuzzaman’s current work is focused on the physiological and molecular mechanisms of environmental stress tolerance (salinity, drought, flood, and heavy metals/metalloids). Dr. Hasanuzzaman has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has edited six books and written 30 book chapters on important aspects of plant physiology, plant stress tolerance, and crop production. According to Scopus®, Dr. Hasanuzzaman’s publications have received over 2,500 citations with an h-index of 26. He is an editor and reviewer for more than 50 peer-reviewed international journals and was a recipient of the Publons Peer Review Award 2017. He received the World Academy of Science Young Scientist Award in 2014.

Barbara Hawrylak-Nowak

Dr. Barbara Hawrylak-Nowak is Associate Professor, Department of Plant Physiology, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland. She is an expert in the field of plant physiology, plant nutrition and metal/metalloid stress. She has published a book, 10 book chapters and more than 50 research articles.

Tofazzal Islam

Dr. Tofazzal Islam is Professor and Director, Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh. He is one of the renown biotechnologists in Bangladesh and a leader in wheat blast research. His current research is focussed on the use of biostimulants, especially plant probiotic and soil endophytes for crop production and protection.

Masayuki Fujita

Dr. Masayuki Fujita is Professor in the Laboratory of Plant Stress Responses, Faculty of Agriculture, Kagawa University, Kagawa, Japan. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, and M.Agr. and Ph.D. in plant biochemistry from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. His research interests include physiological, biochemical, and molecular biological responses based on secondary metabolism in plants under various abiotic and biotic stresses; phytoalexin, cytochrome P450, glutathione S-transferase, and phytochelatin; and redox reaction and antioxidants. In the last decade, his works were focussed on oxidative stress and antioxidant defense in plants under environmental stress. His group investigates the role of different exogenous protectants in enhancing antioxidant defense and methylglyoxal detoxification systems in plants. He has supervised 4 M.S. students and 13 PhD students as the main supervisor. He has about 150 publications in journals and books and has edited 10 books.

Agronomic management; Plant nutrient; Abiotic Stress; Crop Improvement; Plant-microbes interaction; Rhizobacteria; Seaweeds; Plant physiology; Biochar; Chitosan; Phytohormones; Plant secondary metabolites; Sustainable agriculture; Food security; biostimulant