Vermiculture and Organic Farming

by Sathe, T V

ISBN: 9789354619434
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2024
Price : Rs. 4595.00
Biblio : ix+122p., figs., tabls., bib., ind., 23 cm

Author Profile

Dr. Sathe Tukaram Vithalrao [M.Sc., Ph.D., Sangit Vishard, IBT (Seri.), F.I.S.E.C., F.S.E.Sc., F.S.L.Sc., F.I.C.C.B., F.S.S.I., F.H.A.S.] is presently working as Professor, Department of Zoology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He has teaching experience of 31 years in Entomology at University PG department and 18 years in Agrochemicals and Pest Management. He has written 35 books and published 300 research papers in national and international journals of repute. He guided 21 Ph.D. students and completed 6 major research projects (from CSIR, DST, DBT and UGC). He visited Canada (1988), Japan (1988), Thailand (2002, 2004), Spain (2005), France (2005), South Korea (2006) and Nepal (2007) etc. for academic work.

About The Book

Vermiculture and organic farming has attracted the attention on naturalists, ecologists and workers in applied sciences such as Agriculture, Pest Management, Horticulture, Sericulture etc., at global scenario. Agricultural chemicals increase tremendous pressure on agroecosystem. Increasing use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides lead to serious problems in agroecosystem such as air, water and soil pollution, pest resistance, pest resurgence, secondary pest out break, killing of beneficial and non target organisms, destruction of ecocycles and endemic soil fauna, drying of soil, etc. The use of biofertilizers, vermicompost, biological pest control technique will certainly add great relevance in solving the above problems. Therefore, in the present book, attempts have been made on Vermiculture and Vermicomposting, Biofertilizers and their Production and Production of Biological Pest Control Agents. Importance of biofertilizers, species diversity, applications and production technique for Rhizobium, Azotobacter, Azolla, Blue-green algae, Mycorrhizae, Azospirillum, Green manure, Organic composting have been described under the chapter Biofertilizers and their Production, while, under the chapter production of biological pest control agents, emphasis is given on the importance of biological pest control technique and mass production techniques of various BCA such as Trichogramma, Chilonus blackburni, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri and Crysoperla carnea. This book is need of modern agriculture and useful guide to naturalist, students, teachers, farmers, researchers and industrialist.

Table of Contents

Contents Chapter 1: Vermiculture and Vermicomposting; Chapter 2: Biofertilizers and their Production; Phosphate solubizing microorganisms, Rhizobium production, Azotobacter production, Azospirillum production, Blue green algae (BGA) production, Azolla production, Mycorrhiza production, Green manure, Organic matter and composting; Chapter 3: Production Techniques for Biological Pest Control Agents; Mass production technique for trichogramma, Mass production technique for chelomus blackburni, Mass production technique for cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Mass production technique for chrperla carnea.