Biostimulants for Crop Production and Sustainable Agriculture
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.
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.