This volume is presented in an easy-to-understand manner,with well-illustrated protocols on the production to commercialization of PGPR. The chapters on commercial potential, trade and regulatory issues among Asian countries are worthwhile additions. As such, this book will prove useful for students, researchers, teachers, and entrepreneurs in the area of PGPR and its allied fields.
Dr Riyaz Sayyed is Head of the Department of Biotechnology at PSGVP Science College, SHAHADA, India. He currently serves as an Executive Board member of the Asian PGPR Society. He has authored over 51 research publications and 31 books.
Rodolfo O. Ilao is the Director of ARMRD of PCAARRD, Philippines, and has expertise in fields related to PGPR. He has worked with various public and private research institutions in the effective implementation of agricultural Research and Development programs.
Dr Hari K. Sudini is a Groundnut Pathologist at ICRISAT, India. He currently serves as General Secretary of the Asian PGPR Society. He has published more than 40 research papers, and collaborates with various scientists around the world.
Dr Patricio S. Faylon is the Executive Director of PCAARRD, Philippines, and is responsible for leading the Philippine National Agriculture System. He has published several research papers and has presented his research at various national and international conferences.
Dr K Vijay Krishna Kumar is an Assistant Professor at ANGRAU, Hyderabad, India. He is an Executive Board member of the Asian PGPR Society. He has published a number of research papers, book chapters and popular articles on the applications of PGPR in agriculture.
Dr William D. Dar is the Director General of ICRISAT, India. He has been the recipient of many awards and several honorary doctorates. Dr Dar continues with his mission of helping to alleviate the conditions of the poor people living in the dry-lands of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Adoracion B. Armada is a Senior Science Research Specialist at PCAARRD, Philippines. She is responsible for planning and manpower development for the staff and researchers for institutional linkages. She has presented various papers at both national and international conferences.
Dr. William D. Batchelor is a Dean for College of Agriculture and Director for Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station at Auburn University in USA and a Patron for Asian PGPR Society.
Dr. S. Gopalakrishnan is a Senior Scientist for Biological Control Unit at ICRISAT in India and an Executive Member of Asian PGPR Society.
The Market Gardener is a compendium of la Grelinette’s proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on:Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery, and minimum tillage practices Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods, and pricing approaches
Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think.
Jean-Martin Fortier is a passionate advocate of strong local food systems and founder of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized model for successful biointensive micro-farming.