1. Fertilizer Technology
|1."Fertilizer Technology and Management" by Mishra Brahma|
“Fertilizer Technology and Management” by Mishra Brahma Book Review: This book introduces the manufacturing, marketing, and management of commercial fertilizers. The book covers the principles and methods of fertilizer production, including the requirements for raw materials and intermediaries, fertilizer marketing, and all aspects of fertilizer management, such as quality control, logistics, and application techniques. It also includes sections on the role of fertilizers in agriculture, the long-term effects of fertilizers on soil productivity, and the impact of fertilizer production and use on environmental quality. The topics covered in all the chapters have a global perspective, with emphasis on non-industrial countries and conditions in India. With the author’s extensive experience in teaching and research in the field of fertilizer science and soil fertility, this book is designed as a textbook for students of Agricultural Sciences and related subjects, including Agribusiness Management and Environmental Science, in universities and colleges. Professionals involved in any stage of fertilizer production, marketing, and use will find this book useful.
|2."Microbes as Bio-fertilizers and their Production Technology (Woodhead Publishing India in Agriculture)" by S G Borkar|
“Microbes as Bio-fertilizers and their Production Technology (Woodhead Publishing India in Agriculture)” by S G Borkar Book Review: The book represents a significant step forward in the exploration, testing, and enhancement of effective strains of beneficial microorganisms and their production techniques. It outlines methods for isolating various useful organisms, selecting specialized culture media, identifying their characteristics, testing their efficiency, and scaling up production. This exceptional book includes valuable information on microbial bio-fertilizers. It covers a range of topics such as the importance of microbes as bio-fertilizers, Rhizobium, Azotobacter, Azospirillum, and Blue-Green Algae. Additionally, it discusses Potassium solubilizing bio-fertilizers and the evaluation of quality standards for Bio-fertilizers.
|3."Soil Fertility and Fertilizers" by Havlin/ Tisdale/ Nelson/ Beaton|
“Soil Fertility and Fertilizers” by Havlin/ Tisdale/ Nelson/ Beaton Book Review: The eighth edition offers a comprehensive overview of the various biological, chemical, and physical properties that influence soil fertility and plant nutrition. This text covers all facets of nutrient management for crop production that is financially profitable, with a specific emphasis on reducing the environmental consequences of soil and fertilizer management. The latest edition of this reliable resource has undergone significant revisions to account for the rapid progression of knowledge and technologies in both plant nutrition and nutrient management.
|4."Manures and Fertilizers" by A K Kolay|
“Manures and Fertilizers” by A K Kolay Book Review: The book is a comprehensive resource on composts and manures, intended as a textbook but accessible to a wide range of readers. It covers various types of excrement and their preparation and effects, as well as the production and use of different fertilizers. The book provides detailed explanations of their properties, uses, advantages, and disadvantages, and examines the application of both excrements and fertilizers individually and in combination for a wide range of crops. It thoroughly explores the practical aspects of composts and manures, offering suggestions for how to adapt them to specific soils and farming practices. The book is well-researched and includes helpful references and indexes for readers conducting further research. Written in a clear and straightforward language, the book is easily accessible even to non-specialist readers. While primarily designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Agriculture Science, the book is also a valuable reference source for experts, educators, workers, geologists, and soil assessors.
|5."Handbook of Microbial Biofertilizers" by M K Rai|
“Handbook of Microbial Biofertilizers” by M K Rai Book Review: The Handbook of Microbial Biofertilizers provides comprehensive coverage of the major microbial biofertilizers, including rhizobia, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and cyanobacteria, as well as emerging growth promoters such as endophytes. It examines the role of microorganisms in promoting growth, acting as bio-protectors, and aiding in bioremediation. Furthermore, it presents practical methods and protocols for using microorganisms in sustainable agriculture. The abundance of helpful illustrations, tables, and figures makes it easy to access and understand complex information.
|6."Improving Efficiency of Urea Fertilizers by Inhibition of Soil Urease Activity" by S Kiss and M Simihaian|
“Improving Efficiency of Urea Fertilizers by Inhibition of Soil Urease Activity” by S Kiss and M Simihaian Book Review: This book discusses the advancements in the field of controlling soil urease activity and enhancing the efficiency of urea fertilizers. The book covers 65 years of literature on this topic and almost 40 years of patent literature. Numerous studies on soil urease activity inhibition were conducted in various countries, spanning all continents and published in 18 different languages. The book is intended for researchers and professionals in the field of agriculture, providing a comprehensive overview of the key studies on the topic.
|7."Production of Bio-Fertilizers from Vermicomposting of Waste Corn Pulp Blended with Cow Dung as a Solid Waste Management Approach" by Musaida Mercy Manyuchi|
“The Fertilizer Encyclopedia” by Manik Dhanorkar and V N Krishnamurthy Book Review: The book is a comprehensive guide for researchers and specialists dealing with fertilizers. It includes almost 4,500 terms and a vast amount of information on the chemical composition of fertilizers, covering everything from production and applications to economic and environmental considerations. The book discusses the behavior of fertilizers in soil, their chemical and physical properties, their physiological role in plant growth and soil fertility, and more. It serves as a valuable resource for professionals in the field of agriculture, horticulture, and soil science.
|8."The Fertilizer Encyclopedia" by Manik Dhanorkar and V N Krishnamurthy|
|9."Applied Manure and Nutrient Chemistry for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment" by Zhongqi He and Hailin Zhang|
“Applied Manure and Nutrient Chemistry for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment” Book Review: The primary focus of this book is on the latest research activities in applied nutrient chemistry with a specific emphasis on sustainable agriculture and the environment. It delves into a wide range of topics, including the speciation, quantification, and interactions of various plant nutrients, and it covers relevant contributors to manure, soil, and plants. The book also explores emerging researchable issues on alternative utilization, along with offering insights into environmental monitoring of manure and other agricultural products.
2. Bio-Fertilizer Technology
|1."Bio-Fuel and Bio-Fertilizer from Municipal Solid Waste" by Bhattacharjee Shovon and Sazzad Muhammad Hasnan|
“Bio-Fuel and Bio-Fertilizer from Municipal Solid Waste” Book Review: This book addresses the global challenge of meeting the increasing energy demand by providing knowledge on biofertilizers, which enrich soil with high levels of nutrients. It covers topics such as biofuels, waste biomass, waste management, pollution, greenhouse gases, and the use of fossil fuels. The book explains the conversion of waste biomass into useful energy and establishes a technology for producing biogas from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). The book highlights the importance of anaerobic digestion as an environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and safe technology for producing biogas and biofertilizers. It includes an assessment of the manufacturing process, process control, technology prospects, and safety aspects.
|2."The Complete Technology Book on Bio-Fertilizer and Organic Farming" by NIIR Board of Consultants & Engineers|
|3."Biofertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture" by A K Sharma|
|4."Innovative Bio-Products for Agriculture: Innovative Bio-Based Micronutrient Fertilizers" by Katarzyna Chojnacka|
“Innovative Bio-Products for Agriculture: Innovative Bio-Based Micronutrient Fertilizers” Book Review: The book provides a concise overview of the biosorption process utilized for the creation of biological constituents. Additionally, it furnishes comprehensive features of black currant, raspberry, and straw seed residues. Furthermore, the book elaborates on the biosorption characteristics of berry seeds, as well as discusses the bioavailability of microelements present in the post-extraction residues of these seeds. Lastly, the book offers insights into the waste biomass obtained from the extraction of oils from various seeds.
|5."Recent Trends in Biofertilizers" by Pati Bikas R and Mandal Santi M|
“Recent Trends in Biofertilizers” Book Review: The textbook delves into the topic of bio-fertilizer technology, with a comprehensive exploration of biotechnology-based biofertilizers and their development. It presents a detailed overview of the various types of biofertilizers, along with the latest advancements in this field. The book covers a broad range of topics including Quality Control of Biofertilizers, Liquid Biofertilizers, the Potential Use of Rhizobacteria, and the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Dependency on Plants. Moreover, it addresses the crucial soil aspects, such as the nutrient value of different types of soil. The book is an excellent resource for teachers and undergraduate students interested in pursuing research in agricultural microbiology or seeking training in the biofertilizer industry.
|6."Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture (Sustainable Development and Biodiversity)" by Dilip Nandwani|
“Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture (Sustainable Development and Biodiversity)” Book Review: The book focuses on organic farming techniques applied in organic agriculture, plant ecosystems, sustainable horticulture, and other related fields of biodiversity science. It encompasses a range of case studies related to organic agriculture and horticulture, as well as information on the use of microorganisms, composting, crop rotation, organic milk and meat production, and ecological issues. This book is highly beneficial for students interested in biodiversity, agroecology, and the sustainable development of agricultural resources.
|7."Earth, Plant and Compost" by William F Brinton|
|8."Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Solid Waste Management" by Jonathan W-C Wong and R D Tyagi|
“Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering Solid Waste Management” Book Review: The book delves into the latest developments, cutting-edge technologies, and future prospects of environmental biotechnology and bioengineering in great detail. One of its main sections is dedicated to solid waste management, which is categorized into three major parts: recycling, energy recovery, and safe disposal. The book also explores biotechnological production, bioenergy production from various organic solid wastes, and strategies to overcome the limitations of solid waste. Divided into two parts, the book discusses bioproducts and bioenergy derived from solid waste. Additionally, it includes topics such as anaerobic digestion of organic waste, microbial fuel cells, and biotechnology for agricultural waste recycling.
|9."Improving the Profitability, Sustainability and Efficiency of Nutrients Through Site Specific Fertilizers Recommendations in West Africa Agro-Ecosystems" by Andre Bationo and Djimasbé Ngaradoum|
3. Biofertilizer and Bio Manure Technology
|1."Biofertilizer Technology" by Tanuja and S|
|2."The Complete Technology Book on Biofertilizer and Organic Farming" by NIIR Board|
“The Complete Technology Book on Biofertilizer and Organic Farming” Book Review: This book offers valuable insights to a diverse audience, including consultants, researchers, libraries, entrepreneurs, and biofertilizer manufacturers, as well as those interested in entering this field. It highlights the immense potential of biofertilizers as a supplementary nutrient source for crops, covering all major types of bacterial fertilizers. The book delves into various topics such as crop response to biofertilizers, nitrogen fixation, and phosphate solubilising microorganisms, along with applications and evaluation techniques, biogas production, and pest and disease management systems in agriculture. In addition, it provides comprehensive coverage on production, promotion, quality control, marketing, future research planning, photographs, and machinery details. The book also features a directory section that includes a list of manufacturers and suppliers of biofertilizers, as well as organic farming resources.
|3."Biofertilizers: Commercial Production Technology and Quality Control" by Dr P Hyma|
|4."Azolla Biofertilizer for Sustainable Rice Production" by S Kanniyan and K Kumar|
|5."Biofertilizer and Biopesticide" by Shalini Suri|
“Biofertilizer and Biopesticide” Book Review: This book is a valuable resource for technicians working in the field of biology, as well as for those in applied sciences such as soil science, agronomy, horticulture, hydrology, and forestry. It presents the fundamental principles of biofertilizers and biopesticides in a comprehensive manner, enabling readers to gain a deeper understanding of these important topics. The book covers a range of subjects, including fertilizers, manures, and composts, as well as their typology and uses. Additionally, it explores the elements, dimensions, and utilities of fertilizers and agro-based industries. The reader will also find information on biofertilizers, rhizobacteria, phosphate-solubilizing bacteria, and other types of pesticides, such as green pesticides and biopesticides, along with their use and the latest research in these areas.
|6."Biofertilizers Technology" by S S Purohit|