Azolla Biofertilizer for Sustainable Rice Production
Kannaiyan, S. & Kumar, K.
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Book ID : 29106
ISBN-10 : 81-7035-356-4 / 8170353564
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7035-356-0 / 9788170353560
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Language : English
xvi, 452p., Col. Plates, Figs., Tabls., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Azolla Biofertilizer: Potentials and prospects; 2. Biological Fertilizers for sustainable Crop production in Rice based system; 3. Origin of Azolla cultivation; 4. Taxonomy and Morphological characters of Azolla; 5. Biodiversity of Azolla and its Algal Symbiont Anabaena azolla and its algal symbiont Anabaena azollae as revealed by molecular and immunological studies. 6. Growth rate and doubling time of Azolla; 7. Molecular Biological and Ultra-structures of Azolla-Anabaena symbiosis; 8. Algal symbionts of Azolla; 9. Nutrition of Azolla; 10. Factors influencing the growth of Azolla; 11. Nitrogen fixation by Azolla; 12. Assimilation of Carbon and Nitrogen in the symbiotic association of Azolla-Anabaena system; 13. Sporulation process in Azolla and Sporulation process in Azolla and sporocarp technology for rice; 14. Azolla as Biofertilizer for rice; 15. Immobilization of cynobacteria in solid Matrix; 16. Ammonia production by the immobilized cyanobacteria for rice crop; 17. Production and application of Azolla fresh Biomass and sporacrop inoculum for rice; 18. Nitrification Inhibitors with Azolla on Nitrogen use efficiency in rice crop; 19. Pests of Azolla; 20. Black rot disease interactions and nitrogen fixation in Azolla; 21. Azolla as Animal feed; 22. Economic Analysis of Azolla use.
This book entitled Azolla Biofertilizer for sustainable Rice Production contains the valuable information from the vast experiences of author Prof. Dr. S. Kannaiyan and Dr. K. Kumar in the field of Azolla-Anabaena symbiosis for the past 25 years. It is written with the objective of providing basic knowledge and practical technologies on the effective utilization of Azolla as an eco-friendly and economically viable biofertilizer for sustainable rice production. It gives an access to the latest informations on the biology of Azolla, growth, sporulation, N2 fixation, ammonia assimilation and mineralization process in rice ecosystem. It offers a good deal of practical technologies for maximum exploitation of the potential benefits of Azolla biofertilizer viz., mass production techniques of tresh biomass, sporocarp inoculum, carrier based immobilized cyanobacterial inoculant, field application and methods for enhancing N use efficiency to this technology. It also covers the utility of Azolla as supplemental animal feed and the economics of usage of Azolla as biofertilizer for rice. Illustrative colour photographs have been included in various chapters for easy understanding of the subject by readers. This book will be very useful for to the scientists, researchers, Post-graduate students, Extension workers and voluntary organizations involved in the crop management technology for sustainable rice production.