Advances Conservation Agriculture Vol Hb

Advances Conservation Agriculture Vol Hb

Conservation Agriculture (CA) seeks to understand the ecological basis of sustainability, whilst making better use of soil as a key resource in farming.

Author: Amir Kassam

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ISBN: 178676475X

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Page: 400

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Conservation Agriculture (CA) seeks to understand the ecological basis of sustainability, whilst making better use of soil as a key resource in farming. Following on from previous volumes that discussed the systems, science, practice and benefits of CA, Volume 3 reviews the adoption and spread of CA in different regions around the world.
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Advances in Conservation Agriculture

Advances in Conservation Agriculture

The final volume in this collection reviews the effectiveness of CA in differing contexts (e.g. in drier conditions where water conservation is important or in areas with poor soil) and refers to the wealth of research and experiential ...

Author: A. H. Kassam

Publisher:

ISBN: 1786764768

Category: Agricultural conservation

Page: 639

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With growing scientific concern around the limitations of tillage-based agriculture, coupled with the sector's need to contribute to being more sustainable, the development and adoption of alternative farming techniques has never been more important. Conservation Agriculture (CA) is emerging as a key alternative. The foundations of CA are built upon the use of no-till techniques and the use of rotations and cover crops to optimise different aspects of soil and crop health and resilience. Advances in Conservation Agriculture Volume 3: Adoption and Spread provides an authoritative review from an array of international experts on the adoption of CA principles in different regions around the world. The final volume in this collection reviews the effectiveness of CA in differing contexts (e.g. in drier conditions where water conservation is important or in areas with poor soil) and refers to the wealth of research and experiential evidence currently available.
Categories: Agricultural conservation

Recarbonizing global soils A technical manual of recommended sustainable soil management

Recarbonizing global soils     A technical manual of recommended sustainable soil management

Volume 3 – Cropland, grassland, integrated systems and farming approaches: Practices overview Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, ... Advances in Conservation Agriculture, Volume 2: Practice and Benefits.

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251348932

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 650

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During the last decades, soil organic carbon (SOC) attracted the attention of a much wider array of specialists beyond agriculture and soil science, as it was proven to be one of the most crucial components of the earth’s climate system, which has a great potential to be managed by humans. Soils as a carbon pool are one of the key factors in several Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 15, “Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss” with the SOC stock being explicitly cited in Indicator 15.3.1. This technical manual is the first attempt to gather, in a standardized format, the existing data on the impacts of the main soil management practices on SOC content in a wide array of environments, including the advantages, drawbacks and constraints. This manual presents different sustainable soil management (SSM) practices at different scales and in different contexts, supported by case studies that have been shown with quantitative data to have a positive effect on SOC stocks and successful experiences of SOC sequestration in practical field applications. Volume 3 includes a total of 49 practices that have a direct impact on SOC sequestration and maintenance in cropland, grassland, integrated systems and farming approaches.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Conservation and Improvement of Sloping Lands Volume 3

Conservation and Improvement of Sloping Lands  Volume 3

Pretty, J and Shaxson, F 'The Potential of Sustainable Agriculture September 1998. Enable. The Journal of the Association for Better Land Husbandry. C/O Greensbridge, Sackville Street, Winterborne Kingstone. Dorset DT11 9BJ Enable No 10 ...

Author: P. J. Storey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439848739

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

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Volume 3 takes the subject of better land husbandry further. The book first points out the sort of things which have been, and are being used, but are failing to deliver what is required. It then explains the causes of erosion, the theory and practice of soil and water conservation, and practical and lasting ways to construct terraces, including such details as how to build different kinds of terrace walls. Nothing grows from the top down, as also with soil improvement. It explains in detail the way of achieving practical and sustainable soil and water conservation, practical ways in which farmers can themselves make and use practical and lasting ways to construct terraces, including such details as how to build different kinds of terrace walls.
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Endophytes Mineral Nutrient Management Volume 3

Endophytes  Mineral Nutrient Management  Volume 3

A lot of emphases have been put on these bacteria as viable tools for sustainable agriculture and it is advanced that they could be better plant growth promoters than their external counterparts. However, this theory is not yet clearly ...

Author: Dinesh Kumar Maheshwari

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030654474

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

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The challenges to meet the food requirement of the burgeoning population and stabilized productivity of agriculture lands can only be met by a second green revolution. After steadily declining for over a decade hunger is on the rise again, affecting million people of the global population. Therefore, crop yields must be increased substantially over the coming decades to keep pace with global food demand. The plant rhizosphere is a multidimensional and dynamic ecological environment of complicated microbe–plant interactions for harnessing essential macro and micronutrients from a limited nutrient pool. This book will showcase naturally-occurring endophyte which can be explored for nutrient mineralization and mobilization for sustainable agriculture. This will cover recent trends, prospects, critical commentaries and advancement in the research area focusing on naturally-occurring beneficial endophytic microbes. Thus, it is proposed to bring out new scientific insights and frontiers of research that have exploration of endophyte for mineral nutrient management in soil and crops. The chapters are contributed by leading scientists across the globe. The book will be useful to agronomists, microbiologists, ecologists, plant pathologists, molecular biologists, environmentalists, policy makers, conservationists, and NGOs working for the crop production and productivity development and consequently over all agricultural significance.
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Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture

Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture

... PE, and Eric W. Harmsen, Editors Book Series: Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation Senior Editor-in-Chief: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE Volume 1: Sustainable Micro Irrigation: Principles and Practices Volume 2: Sustainable ...

Author: S. K. Gupta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315341774

Category: Science

Page: 412

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This important volume, Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture, addresses the crucial issue of soil salinity of potential farmland and provides a comprehensive picture of the saline environment and plant interactions, along with management and reclamation methods and policies. With contributions from researchers from the fields of agricultural chemistry, soil science, biotechnology, agronomy, environmental sciences, and plant breeding and genetics, the volume emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach.
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Recent Advances in Plant in vitro Culture

Recent Advances in Plant in vitro Culture

Journal of biology and life science ISSN 2157-6076 Vol. 3:1. [8] Dalmacio I. F. (1992). Biotechnology for sustainable Agriculture National Institute of Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology, University of the Philippines.

Author: Annarita Leva

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789535107873

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 222

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The purpose of this book is to provide the advances in plant in vitro culture as related to perennial fruit crops and medicinal plants. Basic principles and new techniques, now available, are presented in detail. The book will be of use to researchers, teachers in biotechnology and for individuals interested to the commercial application of plant in vitro culture.
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Dairy Engineering

Dairy Engineering

Advanced Technologies and Their Applications Murlidhar Meghwal, Megh R. Goyal, Rupesh S. Chavan ... Volume 2: Sustainable Micro Irrigation Design Systems for Agricultural Crops: Methods and Practices Volume 3: Performance Evaluation of ...

Author: Murlidhar Meghwal

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315341989

Category: Science

Page: 350

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Written for and by dairy and food engineers with experience in the field, this new volume provides a wealth of valuable information on dairy technology and its applications. The book covers devices, standardization, packaging, ingredients, laws and regulatory guidelines, food processing methods, and more. The coverage of each topic is comprehensive enough to serve as an overview of the most recent and relevant research and technology.
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Visions of Sustainability

Visions of Sustainability

international agricultural research', Agricultural Economics, vol. 3, pp. 381-398. MacRae, R. J., Hill, S. B., Henning, J. and Mehuys, G. R. (1989), 'Agricultural science and sustainable agriculture: a review of the existing scientific ...

Author: Stephen Morse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351776042

Category: Science

Page: 264

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This title was first published in 2000: Sustainable development has grown to compass cultural, socio-economic, political and environmental issues, and the use of Sustainability indicators (SIs) is seen by many as central to its implementation. After all, how can one ’do’ sustainable development unless one knows when it has been attained? The adoption of SIs in such a context is logical, but does present a number of practical difficulties. So far much of the published material consists of theoretical SI frameworks, with little practical experience on their use in development scenarios. In contrast, this volume is based on the results of a six year project designed to develop and evaluate the use of SLs in a Nigerian village. For the first time this takes into consideration the views and perspectives of the local population, and in doing so addresses key issues that are vital for anyone attempting to put sustainable development into practice.
Categories: Science

Natural Resources Conservation and Advances for Sustainability

Natural Resources Conservation and Advances for Sustainability

Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, University of Bern, Vol, vol. 3. GeographicaBernensia, Bern, pp ... In: Ecological Intensification of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agriculture.

Author: Manoj Kumar Jhariya

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128231128

Category: Nature

Page: 650

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Natural Resources Conservation and Advances for Sustainability addresses the latest challenges associated with the management and conservation of natural resources. It presents interdisciplinary approaches to promote advances in solving these challenges. By examining what has already been done and analyzing it in the context of what still needs to be done, particularly in the context of latest technologies and sustainability, the book helps to identify ideal methods for natural resource management and conservation. Each chapter begins with a graphical abstract and presents complicated or detailed content in the form of figures or tables. In addition, the book compares the latest techniques with conventional techniques and troubleshoots conventional methods with modifications, making it a practical resource for researchers in environmental science and natural resource management. Discusses the pros and cons of past and current endeavors related to natural resource management Presents recent technologies and methods for management and conservation, particularly with applications for sustainability Covers a variety of disciplines, from environmental science to life science Includes a graphical abstract as well as a section on significant achievements in the field and future perspectives
Categories: Nature