Agricultural sustainability: progress and prospects in crop by Gurbir S. Bhullar, Navreet K. Bhullar

By Gurbir S. Bhullar, Navreet K. Bhullar

Collaboratively written by means of best foreign specialists and demonstrated scientists in quite a few fields of agricultural examine, this ebook makes a speciality of the country of nutrients creation and sustainability; the issues with degradation of necessary resources of land, water, and air and their results on meals crops; the expanding call for of nutrients assets; and the demanding situations of nutrients defense around the world. The publication offers innovative medical instruments and techniques of analysis in addition to stable heritage info that's obtainable if you happen to have a powerful curiosity in agricultural study and improvement and wish to benefit extra at the demanding situations dealing with the worldwide agricultural creation structures.

  • Provides innovative clinical instruments and on hand applied sciences for research
  • Addresses the results of weather switch and the inhabitants explosion on nutrition offer and gives options to wrestle them
  • Written through a variety of specialists protecting a extensive diversity of agriculture-related disciplines

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Organic agriculture is one of the valid alternative approaches having the potential to meet the above-mentioned challenges. , 2010). Organic agriculture fuels nutrient cycling in food production, based on organic fertilizers such as green manure, compost or animal manure. Four fertility management practices typically used in organic farming systems are: (i) application of organic residues as soil amendments or nutrient source; (ii) use of biological nitrogen (N)-fixation; (iii) rotations that include cover crops, intercrops, and alley cropping; and (iv) diversification of plant species in space and time to fulfill a variety of ecosystem services.

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