Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Biostimulants in Plant Science

Seyed Mahyar Mirmajlessi

Ghent University


Biostimulants Plant growth promoting fungi (PGPF) plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPF) Crop and food waste Organic and inordanic compounds Organic matter Humus Humic Acid Humic Substances

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Continuous application of inorganic and chemical-based fertilizers causes a serious threat to human health and environment. Plant biostimulants are introduced in crop production management with the aim of amending plants physiological processes and so improving plant health, growth and quality. They actively reinforce the development of beneficial soil microorganisms as one of the main components of sustainable agroecosystems. Biostimulants, as biological fertilizers, may contain various ingredients including microbial inoculants, organic and inorganic substances, biochemical materials and/or humic substances, so that can enhance available agricultural practices. Indeed, these eco-friendly compounds can greatly play a fundamental role in the soil health and also plant productivity by improving plant growth, nutrition efficiency, water uptake and plant tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current evidence-based developments of biostimulants as well as to outline the opportunities and related challenges in the field of plant science.

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Date completed: August 12th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: November 1st 2019

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About the editor

Seyed Mahyar Mirmajlessi

Ghent University

Dr. Seyed Mahyar Mirmajlessi was born in Lahijan, Iran. He graduated as M.Sc. degree in Plant Pathology from the Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, in 2008; and as Ph.D. degree in Molecular Plant Pathology from the Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU) , Estonia, in 2017. He also was a researcher at EMU during 2013-2017. In 2017, he got a postdoctoral position in the field of plant protection at University of Ghent (UGent) in Belgium. He is currently working as a senior researcher at UGent and collaborating with several international scientific projects related to plant protection and production. He has published many articles in different peer reviewed journals (ISI) as well as international conferences.

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