Biofertilizers 2016

  • ID: 3765474
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 172 Pages
  • Fertecon Reports
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF
  • Grupo Bio Soja
  • Microquimica
  • Novozymes
  • Rizobacter
  • TFAC
  • MORE
This new report fully covers the main types of biofertilizers - nitrogen fixers; phosphate solubilizers and mobilizers.

The global inoculant companies, markets, sales and distribution channels are copiously detailed for this fast-growing segment, especially for Brazil; Argentina; the United States; and Asia.

The report further covers the main advantages and benefits of biofertilizers, research & development; formulation; and the current regulatory situation.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF
  • Grupo Bio Soja
  • Microquimica
  • Novozymes
  • Rizobacter
  • TFAC
  • MORE
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Executive Summary

1. Introduction

2. Biofertilizer definitions
2.1 Summary
2.2 Development of the biofertilizer concept
2.3 Principal types of biofertilizers

3. Background to inoculant development
3.1 Summary
3.2 The negative effects of chemical fertilizers
3.3 History of inoculant development
3.4 Brazil case study
3.4.1 Development in Brazil
3.4.2 RELARE
3.4.3 Agricultural systems
3.4.4 Economy in fertilizer application and foreign exchange

4. Biological nitrogen fixation
4.1 Summary
4.2 Role of nitrogen in the biosphere
4.3 The Nitrogen Cycle
4.4 Nitrogen fixation
4.5 Nitrogen-fixing bacteria
4.6 Leguminous plants

5. The main types of biofertilizers – I. Nitrogen fixers
5.1 Summary
5.2 Free living
5.2.1 Aerobic
5.2.2 Anaerobic
5.2.3 Facultative anaerobic
5.3 Symbiotic
5.4 Associative symbiotic
5.5 Endophytic

6. The main types of biofertilizers – II. Phosphorus, potassium and zinc solubilizers
6.1 Summary
6.2 Phosphorus solubilizers
6.2.1 Phosphorus solubilizing microorganisms
6.2.2 Mechanism of PO4 solubilization
6.2.3 Mineralization of organic P
6.3 Potassium solubilizers
6.3.1 Mechanism of K solubilization
6.3.2 Results of K solubilization
6.3.3 Future prospects
6.4 Interaction of PSB and KSB with other microorganisms
6.5 Zinc solubilizers
6.6 The situation in India
6.6.1 Examples of biofertilizer PSB and KSB available in India

7. The main types of biofertilizers – III. Mycorrhizae
7.1 Summary
7.2 Introduction
7.3 Types of mycorrhiza
7.3.1 Ectomycorrhiza
7.3.2 Endomycorrhizae

8. Inoculant formulation, production and quality control
8.1 Summary
8.2 Formulation
8.2.1 Carrier material
8.2.2 Inoculation techniques
8.3 Production
8.3.1 Inoculum production technologies
8.3.2 The need for radiation sterilization
8.3.3 Packaging and preservation
8.4 Quality control
8.4.1 Quality standards for production and marketing of biofertilizers
8.4.2 Quality management
8.5 Inoculant production in Africa
8.5.1 Importance of legumes in African agriculture
8.5.2 Experiences with inoculant production in Africa
8.5.3 Current proposals to establish inoculant production facilities

9. Inoculant limiting factors, advantages and benefits
9.1 Summary
9.2 Limiting factors
9.2.1 Edaphic Factors
9.2.2 Climate Factors
9.2.3 Biotic factors
9.3 Advantages and benefits

10. Research & Development
10.1 Summary
10.2 Marketing and development costs
10.2.1 Market requirements
10.2.2 Future prospects
10.3 Research and development
10.3.1 How to increase BNF
10.4 Examples of inoculant research
10.4.1 Strain selection in soybeans
10.4.2 Effect of N fertilizer and reinoculation in soybeans
10.4.3 Inoculation in dry beans
10.4.4 Results from corn (maize)
10.4.5 NFB in sugar cane
10.4.6 Co-inoculation in legumes
10.4.7 Low carbon agriculture
10.4.8 Pre-inoculated seeds

11. The regulatory situation
11.1 Summary
11.2 Introduction
11.3 Europe
11.3.1 Poland
11.3.2 Spain
11.3.3 Italy
11.3.4 Proposal for regulation
11.4 North America
11.4.1 US
11.4.2 Canada
11.5 Asia
11.5.1 China
11.5.2 India
11.6 Africa
11.6.1 Kenya
11.6.2 Other African countries
11.7 South America - Brazil

12. Global and country sales
12.1 Summary
12.2 Global Sales
12.3 The US market
12.3.1 Soybeans
12.3.2 Alfalfa
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- BASF
- CBF China Bio Fertilizers
- Grupo Bio Soja
- Laboratorios Biagro SA
- Microquimica
- National Fertilizers Ltd.
- Novozymes
- Precision Laboratories
- Rizobacter
- Stoller
- TFAC
- Total Biotecnologia
- Verdesian Life Sciences
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