Organic farming is a technique of producing crops, in which the use of synthetic and chemical inputs like fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators and livestock feed additives is avoided. To reduce the harm caused by indiscriminate use of synthetic chemicals, organic materials such as farm manure, compost, vermicompost, biofertiliser, biopesticide and so on, can be used, at least as complement, if not as substitute. The present book incorporates articles on organic farming, biofertilisers, PGPR bioinoculant, role of mycorrhizae in agriculture, biopesticides, VAM biotechnology and economics of bio-inputs usage in agriculture.
P C Trivedi :- P C Trivedi has over three decades of teaching and research experience in the University of Rajasthan, India. Having published 170 research and review papers in national and international journals, he has also earned the distinction of completing 18 research projects successfully. He has an avid interest in the areas of Plant Nematology, Medicinal Plants and Ethnobotany.