Volume 2: Advances in Bio-inoculants

1st Edition - November 17, 2021

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  • Editors: Amitava Rakshit, Vijay Meena, P.C. Abhilash, B.K. Sarma, H B Singh, Leonardo Fraceto, Manoj Parihar, Anand Kumar
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128233559
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128236147

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Biopesticide: Volume Two, the latest release in the Advances in Bioinoculant series, provides an updated overview on the active substances utilized in current bioinsecticides, along with information on which of them can be used for integrated pest management programs in agro-ecosystems. The book presents a comprehensive look at the development of novel solutions against new targets, also introducing new technologies that enhance the efficacy of already available active substances. Finally, readers will find insights into the advanced molecular studies on insect microbial community diversity that are opening new frontiers in the development of innovative pest management strategies. This book will be valuable to those prioritizing agro biodiversity management to address optimal productizing and enhanced food security.

Key Features

  • Explores the increasing number of newly introduced and improved products that can be used alone or in rotation or combination with conventional chemicals
  • Promotes the importance of, and tactics for, managing the agro ecosystem surrounding food security
  • Provides state of the art description of various approaches and techniques for the real-world application of biopesticides


Academicians and professionals working in the fields of agricultural and environmental sustainability, as well as in the plant protection sciences. Graduate-Post Graduate students in the areas listed above

Table of Contents

  • 1. Development of biopesticide, biopesticide active ingredients, classifications, concepts, research and application
    2. Setting up a biopesticide manufacturing unit
    3. Biopesticides in diverse agroecosystem: practices that leads to efficacy
    4. Utilization of biopesticides as sustainable solutions for management of pests in agriculture
    5. Biopesticide for integrated crop management
    6. Biopesticide use in cereals/pulses/oilseeds/vegetables/fruit crops
    7. Biopesticide and organic farming: achievements and prospects
    8. Nano bio pesticide: today and future perspectives
    9. Biopesticide of microbial consortium
    10. Novel biopesticide formulations
    11. Insights in the genomes of microbial biopesticides
    12. Biopesticides for management of arthropod pests and weeds
    13. Plant-biopesticide interaction for plant health management
    14. Bio-active molecules from biopesticides
    15. Quality standards for production and marketing of biopesticide
    16. Resistance to biopesticide
    17. Constraints in biopesticide production

Product details

  • No. of pages: 446
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: November 17, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128233559
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128236147

About the Editors

Amitava Rakshit

Amitava Rakshit is a faculty member of the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. His research areas include nutrient use efficiency, simulations modelling, organic farming, integrated nutrient management, and bioremediation. His consulting capabilities are composting techniques, soil health management, and input quality control. He is currently the Chief Editor of the International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Biotechnology. He is a member of the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition of FAO, Rome, and the Commission on Ecosystem Management of International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Affiliations and Expertise

Banaras Hindu University, India

Vijay Meena

Vijay Singh Meena is Project Coordinator, Borlaug Institute for South Asia, and has worked in soil aggregation, carbon management index and carbon and nitrogen sequestration potential under climate resilient agriculture. He identified carbon management index as the key indicator to measure soil degradation in different agro-ecosystems. He also edited seven Springer books and three Elsevier books on microbes, organic farming and agricultural sustainability. He has received several scholarship and awards during his academic and professional career.

Affiliations and Expertise

IBorlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA)-CIMMYT, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar 848125, India

P.C. Abhilash

Purushothaman C. Abhilash is a Senior Assistant Professor of Sustainability Science in the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (IESD) at Banaras Hindu University. He also leads the Agroecosystem Specialist Group of IUCN-Commission on Ecosystem Management. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India. His research interest lies in various inventive methods for restoring marginal, degraded, and polluted lands for regaining ecosystem services. He is particularly interested in system sustainability, circular economy principles, policy realignment, and the localization of UN-SDGs for sustainable development. He is part of the editorial board of prestigious journals on Ecology, Environment, and Sustainable Development, and also serves as a subject expert for UN-IPBES, IRP-UNEP, UNDP-BES Network, IPCC, UNCCD, APN, GLP, and IUCN Commissions (CEM, CEC, CEESP, and SSC) for fostering global sustainability.

B.K. Sarma

H B Singh

Harikesh B. Singh is presently a retired Professor of Mycology and Plant Pathology from IAS,BHU. He served state agriculture university, central university and CSIR institute in teaching, research, and extension roles. In recognition of Prof.Singh’s scientific contributions and leadership in the field of plant pathology, he was honored with several prestigious awards, notable being, CSIR Prize for Biological Sciences ,Vigyan Bharti Award ,Prof. V.P. Bhide Memorial Award , BRSI Industrial Medal Award ,Bioved Fellowship Award , Prof.PanchananMaheshwari ,IPS Plant Pathology Leader Award , CSIR–CAIRD Team award, Environment Conservation Award, CST VigyanRatna Award and many more. Prof. Singh has been the Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences .Prof. Singh has written two books, several training modules and manuals and more than 150 research publications and has more than 18 US patents and 3 PCTs to his credit.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Mycology and Plant Pathology from IAS,BHU

Leonardo Fraceto

Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto  has a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the State University of Campinas (1997), a master's in Functional and Molecular Biology from the State University of Campinas (2000) and a PhD in Functional and Molecular Biology from the State University of Campinas (2003). He is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology of São Paulo State University (UNESP), Campus Sorocaba at the Environmental Engineering undergraduate course and at the postgraduate in Environmental Sciences. He coordinated the Postgraduate Program in Environmental Sciences of Unesp/Sorocaba (from 2012 to 2016). He has experience in chemistry and biochemistry, with an emphasis on environmental nanotechnology and applications of nanotechnology in agriculture.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology of São Paulo State University (UNESP)

Manoj Parihar

Manoj Parihar is currently working at ICAR-VPKAS, Almora as a Soil Scientist in Crop Production Division. He did his graduation from SKRAU, Bikaner and selected as ICAR-JRF fellow for post-graduation in BHU, Varanasi. He has been awarded doctorate from the same university in the year 2018. He has received various recognitions such as ICAR-SRF, UGC-BSR, UGC-RGNF etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Scientist, Crop Production Division, ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan

Anand Kumar

Anand Kumar Singh. (aka Awtar Kumar Singh) is presently the deputy director general of horticulture , Indian Council of Agricultural Research, has a bachelor's degree in Agriculture from Banaras Hindu University , a master's and PhD in Horticulture with a specialization in Pomology from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. His research areas include genetic improvement of fruit crops, plant Tissue culture and transcriptome analysis of mango. He was honored with several prestigious awards, notable being, Mombusho Award (1989) by Japanese Govt. ,visiting scientist award by Association of International Education, Japan (1999);  DBT Overseas Associateship Award (2006);  Gold Medal:  The Horticultural Society of India (2008); Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences(2016) and many more

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Director General of horticulture , Indian Council of Agricultural Research

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