Advances in Organic Farming

Advances in Organic Farming
Author: Vijay Singh Meena,Sunita Kumari Meena,Amitava Rakshit,Johnson Stanley,Srinivasa Rao
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-03-15
ISBN 10: 9780128223581
ISBN 13: 0128223588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Organic Farming Book Review:

Organic Farm Management: Agronomic Soil Management Practices is the first book to focus on the integrated interactions between soil-plant-microbe-environment elements in light of the ecosystem function. There are many concerns about how long farming will continue using current conventional methods as continued chemical use degrades the soil and the environment. Addressing the question "Under what circumstances does information on nutrient management for sustainability add to the predictive power of agro-ecosystem processes?”, this book explores critical biogeochemical cycles, and their potential responses to current and impending environmental change as well as highlighting the factors that determine this nexus in space and time for sustainable crop production. In the simplest terms, organic growing or farming is based on maintaining a living soil with a diverse population of micro and macro soil organisms. Organic matter (OM) is maintained in the soil through the addition of compost, animal manure, and green manures and the avoidance of excess mechanization. Another common aspect of OF is growing plants without synthetic fertilizers or pest control chemicals. This approach usually includes the desire for organic agriculture to be economically, environmentally and socially sustainable and based on integrated production systems. OF is both challenging and exciting, as its practice of "feeding the soil, not the plant” provides opportunity to better understand why some growing methods might be preferred over others. This book covers all these wider aspects and explains sustainable nutrient management under OF or organic agriculture. It focuses on the role of nutrient management in sustaining the ecosystems globally, including relevant issues such as remediation of polluted soils; conservation practices; degradation of pollutants; biofertilizers; and biopesticides to integration of mineral fertilization in sustainable crop production system, reclamation of problematic soils, and combating climate change. Presents a comprehensive overview of recent advances and new developments in the field OF research within a relevant theoretical framework Highlights the scope of the inexpensive and improved management practices Focuses on the role of nutrient management in sustaining the ecosystems

Organic Farming

Organic Farming
Author: Sarath Chandran C.,Sabu Thomas,M. R. Unni
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9783030046583
ISBN 13: 3030046583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Farming Book Review:

This volume provides an overview of the fundamental concepts and recent advancements in organic farming, a form of agriculture that is increasing rapidly in popularity. Readers will discover information on the history of organic farming, environmental friendly practices and challenges, and innovations in the field. The chapter authors analyze pertinent aspects of this integrated farming system including strategies to improve seed quality, methods to improve soil fertility, and the advantages of using organic fertilizers. Particular attention is also given to weed management practices, bioenergy production and insights into the ways organic farming can adapt to global climate change and build sustainable food systems for future generations. Scientists, decision-makers, professors, and farmers who wish to work towards making agricultural systems more sustainable will find this book appealing.

ORGANIC FARMING CONCEPTS APPLI

ORGANIC FARMING CONCEPTS APPLI
Author: Subhash Chand
Publsiher: Daya Publishing House
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9789351308898
ISBN 13: 9351308898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ORGANIC FARMING CONCEPTS APPLI Book Review:

This book is an account of introduction, principles, different practices, recent advances related to organic farming. A comprehensive reviews on benefits and limitations of organic farming as carried out by various research workers have been discussed in detail. The biomass energy is having great potential in the scenario of scarcity of energy. Soil organic matter is an important factor in restoring soil fertility. An increase in the soil fertility has a direct relationship with socioeconomic conditions of farmers, vegetable growers and orchardists. A healthy soil is always responsible for production of quality grains and fruits hence there is an urgent need to maintain for management of soil health. Organic produce are healthier and tasty than inorganic foods. However, the decline in yield has been noticed and recorded various research workers. The book "Organic Farming: Concepts, Applications and Advances" has been written in concise form.

Organic Farming

Organic Farming
Author: Sarath Chandran,Unni M.R,Sabu Thomas
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2018-11-23
ISBN 10: 0128132736
ISBN 13: 9780128132739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Farming Book Review:

Organic Farming: Global Perspectives and Methods explores the core definition and concepts of organic farming in sustainability, its influence on the ecosystem, the significance of seed, soil management, water management, weed management, the significance of microorganisms in organic farming, livestock management, and waste management. The book provides readers with a basic idea of organic farming that presents advancements in the field and insights on the future. Written by a team of global experts, and with the aim of providing a current understanding of organic farming, this resource is valuable for researchers, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows from academia and research institutions. Presents the basic principles of organic farming and sustainable development Discusses the role of soil in organic agriculture Addresses various strategies in seed processing and seed storing, seed bed preparation, watering of seeds and seed quality improvement Includes updated information on organic fertilizers and their preparation techniques

Biopesticides in Organic Farming

Biopesticides in Organic Farming
Author: Taylor & Francis Group
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2021-02-18
ISBN 10: 9780367460174
ISBN 13: 0367460173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biopesticides in Organic Farming Book Review:

The book entitled "Biopesticides in Organic Farming: Recent Advances", describes critically reviewed, key aspects of organic farming and provides a unique and timely science-based resource for researchers, teachers, extension workers, students, primary producers and others around the world. This book is intended to be a unique and indispensable resource that offers a diverse range of valuable information and perspectives on biopesticides in organic agriculture. It has chapters on each and every aspect related with biopesticides in organic farming which are compiled by researchers and eminent professors at various universities across the globe. The wide spectrum information in various chapters with the addition of the terms related to organic farming and concept statements is presented in very concise manner. Features: This book is designed, as per course curriculum of different universities offering courses on Organic Farming, for undergraduate and post graduate students, researchers, university professors and extension workers. The first section provides, Overview of organic farming with special reference to biopesticides followed by the Principles of the applications of biopesticides in organic farming, Impact of Environmental factors on biopesticides in organic farming, Pesticides Exposure Impacts on Health and Need of Biopesticides in Organic Farming, and Role of nutrients in the management of crop diseases through biopesticides. The next section deals with the management of various crop diseases through biopesticides of bacterial, fungal, viral, and Insect sex hormone, Natural enemies and Integrated Pest Management, Biotechnological Trends in Insect Pests Control Strategy, Challenges in the popularization of Biopesticides in organic farming, Certification process and standards of organic farming and Marketing and export potential of organic Products. Information presented in an accessible way for students, professors, researchers, business innovators and entrepreneurs, management professionals and practitioners.

Organic Farming

Organic Farming
Author: Petr Konvalina
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN 10: 9535122568
ISBN 13: 9789535122562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Farming Book Review:

Organic farming is a progressive method of farming and food production it does not mean going back to traditional (old) methods of farming. Many of the traditional farming methods used in the past are still useful today. Organic farming takes the best of these and combines them with modern scientific knowledge. Authors' task was to write a book where many different existing studies could be presented in a single volume, making it easy for the reader to compare methods, results and conclusions. As a result, studies from different countries have been compiled into one book. I believe that the opportunity to compare results and conclusions from different authors will create a new perspective in organic farming and food production. I hope that our book will help researchers and students from all over the world to attain new and interesting results in the field of organic farming and food production.

Advances in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy

Advances in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy
Author: Sabyasachi SenGupta,Ahmed F. Zobaa,Karma Sonam Sherpa,Akash Kumar Bhoi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 716
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN 10: 9811042861
ISBN 13: 9789811042867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Book Review:

This volume comprises select proceedings of ETAEERE-2016. The volume offers state-of-the-art chapters on energy management systems (EMS), renewable energy resources, micro-generation, green communications architectures and frameworks, green computing and education as well as energy-aware process optimization. The contents covers a wide variety of topics and aspects including management of renewable energy systems and environmental challenges. The contents of this volume will be useful to researchers and practicing engineers working in the areas of smart grids and renewable energy generation, distribution, and management.

21st Century Homestead Organic Farming

21st Century Homestead  Organic Farming
Author: Lamont Fedigan
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2015-02-21
ISBN 10: 131293753X
ISBN 13: 9781312937536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21st Century Homestead Organic Farming Book Review:

21st Century Homestead: Organic Farming contains everything you need to stay up to date on organic farming.

Organic Farming Prototype for Sustainable Agricultures

Organic Farming  Prototype for Sustainable Agricultures
Author: Stéphane Bellon,Servane Penvern
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2014-04-23
ISBN 10: 9400779275
ISBN 13: 9789400779273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Farming Prototype for Sustainable Agricultures Book Review:

Stakeholders show a growing interest for organic food and farming (OF&F), which becomes a societal component. Rather than questioning whether OF&F outperforms conventional agriculture or not, the main question addressed in this book is how, and in what conditions, OF&F may be considered as a prototype towards sustainable agricultures. The book gathers 25 papers introduced in a first chapter. The first section investigates OF&F production processes and its capacity to benefit from the systems functioning to achieve higher self-sufficiency. The second one proposes an overview of organic performances providing commodities and public goods. The third one focuses on organics development pathways within agri-food systems and territories. As well as a strong theoretical component, this book provides an overview of the new challenges for research and development. It questions the benefits as well as knowledge gaps with a particular emphasis on bottlenecks and lock-in effects at various levels.

Recent Advances in Information and Communication Technology 2018

Recent Advances in Information and Communication Technology 2018
Author: Herwig Unger,Sunantha Sodsee,Phayung Meesad
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN 10: 3319936921
ISBN 13: 9783319936925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Information and Communication Technology 2018 Book Review:

This book contains the research contributions presented at the 14th International Conference on Computing and Information Technology (IC2IT 2018) organised by King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok and its partners, and held in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai in July 2018. Traditionally, IC2IT 2018 provides a forum for exchange on the state of the art and on expected future developments in its field. Correspondingly, this book contains chapters on topics in data mining, machine learning, natural language processing, image processing, networks and security, software engineering and information technology. With them, the editors want to foster inspiring discussions among colleagues, not only during the conference. It is also intended to contribute to a deeper understanding of the underlying problems as needed to solve them in complex environments and, beneficial for this purpose, to encourage interdisciplinary cooperation.

Advances in Web based GIS Mapping Services and Applications

Advances in Web based GIS  Mapping Services and Applications
Author: Songnian Li,Suzana Dragicevic,Bert Veenendaal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-05-09
ISBN 10: 0415890810
ISBN 13: 9780415890816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Web based GIS Mapping Services and Applications Book Review:

Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications is published as part of ISPRS WG IV/5 effort, and aims at presenting (1) Recent technological advancements, e.g., new developments under Web 2.0, map mashups, neogeography and the like; (2) Balanced theoretical discussions and technical implementations; (3) Commentary on the current stages of development; and (4) Prediction of developments over the next decade. Containing 21 contributions from 60 researchers active within ISPRS communities, most of them from academia and some from governments, the book covers a wide range of topics related to the state-of-the-art in web mapping/GIS and geographic information services. The volume is organized in five sections: 1. Analytical and Geospatial Services; 2. Performance; 3. Augmentation and LBS; 4. Collaboration and Decision Making, and 5. Open Standards for Geospatial Services. Supported by a considerable number of technical details and examples, an overall view of the current achievements and progress made in the field of web-based GIS and mapping services is given. The chapters reflect timely and future developments addressing: constant updating of related web and geospatial technologies as well as the revolution of web mapping caused by mainstream IT vendors such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft; increased interest from industry on geo-spatial information technologies; and increasing demand from the general public for prompt and effective spatial information services. Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications will appeal to academia and researchers, application specialists and developers, practitioners, and undergraduate and graduate students interested in distributed and web-based geoinformation systems and applications, geodatabases, and digital mapping.

Safety and Practice for Organic Food

Safety and Practice for Organic Food
Author: Debabrata Biswas,Shirley A. Micallef
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2019-06-06
ISBN 10: 0128120614
ISBN 13: 9780128120613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety and Practice for Organic Food Book Review:

Safety and Practice for Organic Food covers current food safety issues and trends. It provides detailed information on all organic and pasture practices including produce-only, farm-animal-only or integrated crop-livestock farming, as well as the impact of these practices on food safety and foodborne infections. The book explores food products that organic, integrated and traditional farming systems are contributing to consumers. As the demand for organic food products grows faster than ever, this book discusses current and improved practices for safer products. Moreover, the book explores progressive directions, such as the application of next-generation sequencing and genomics to aid in the understanding of the microbial ecology of the agro-environment and how farmer education can contribute to sustainable and safe food. Safety and Practice for Organic Food is a unique source of organic agricultural practices and food production for researchers, academics and professionals at agriculture-based universities and colleges who are involved in food science, animal sciences including poultry science, food safety, food microbiology, plant science and agricultural extension. This book is also an excellent source of information for regulators and federal government officials (USDA, FDA, EPA) and the food processing industry. Discusses limitations in pre-harvest and post-harvest level practices with specific information on risk and bio-security of existing organic production systems Explores policies and guidelines for organic food production and future directions for safer and more sustainable management Presents microbial and other biological hazards at pre-harvest and post-harvest levels

Guidelines for Analysis and Description of Regolith Thin Sections

Guidelines for Analysis and Description of Regolith Thin Sections
Author: Georges Stoops
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-12-22
ISBN 10: 0891189750
ISBN 13: 9780891189756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guidelines for Analysis and Description of Regolith Thin Sections Book Review:

A revised guide to the study and of soil and regolith thin sections A specialized system of terms and concepts must be used to accurately and effectively distinguish and name the microscopic features of soils and regoliths. With a comprehensive, consistent terminology at their disposal, researchers may compare, store and discuss new data easily and with less risk of error. The second edition of Guidelines for Analysis and Description of Soil and Regolith Thin Sections has been assembled to address this need, offering a practical system of analysis and description to those working with soil and regolith materials. This essential resource includes: An introduction to micromorphology and its practice Guidelines for the study of thin sections Sections covering the various microscopic features of soils and regoliths Illustrative graphics and colour micrographs Suggested description schemes and data presentation tips By providing an economical, navigable system for the study and documentation of soils and regoliths, Guidelines for Analysis and Description of Soil and Regolith Thin Sections, second edition, offers invaluable guidance for soil scientists, geologists, ecologists, archaeologists and all those concerned with micromorphology.

Organic Agriculture

Organic Agriculture
Author: Acram Taji,John Reganold
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2006-06-20
ISBN 10: 0643099395
ISBN 13: 9780643099395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Agriculture Book Review:

With global revenue surpassing twenty-five billion dollars annually, organic agriculture is a highly visible and rapidly growing component of agricultural production. In Organic Agriculture: A Global Perspective, Paul Kristiansen, Acram Taji, and John Reganold, and their international group of contributors scientifically review key aspects of organic agriculture. At the intersection of research, education, and practice, the contributors look at the organic agricultural movement’s successes and limitations. The first half of this book critically evaluates the agricultural production of both plants and livestock in organic farming systems. All major aspects of organic agriculture are explored, including historical background and underlying principles, soil-fertility management, crop and animal production, breeding strategies, and crop protection. This global and comprehensive overview also addresses the economic, social, and political aspects of organic farming. These include economics and marketing; standards and certification; environmental impacts and social responsibility; and research, education, and extension. The book is a unique and timely science-based international work documenting current practices in organic agriculture and evaluating their strengths and weaknesses. For more than two decades, research into organic methods by mainstream scientists has generated a large body of information that can now be integrated and used for assessing the actual impacts of organic farming in a wide range of disciplines. The knowledge of selected international experts has been combined in one volume, providing a comprehensive review of organic farming globally. Researchers, teachers, extensionists, students, primary producers and others around the world who are interested in sustainable agriculture will find this book to be a valuable and reliable resource.

Advances in Insect Control and Resistance Management

Advances in Insect Control and Resistance Management
Author: A. Rami Horowitz,Isaac Ishaaya
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2016-08-26
ISBN 10: 3319318004
ISBN 13: 9783319318004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Insect Control and Resistance Management Book Review:

This book covers advanced concepts and creative ideas with regard to insect biorational control and insecticide resistance management. Some chapters present and summarize general strategies or tactics for managing insect pests such as the principles of IPM in various crop systems and biorational control of insect pests, advances in organic farming, alternative strategies for controlling orchard and field-crop pests. Other chapters cover alternative methods for controlling pests such as disruption of insect reproductive systems and utilization of semiochemicals and diatomaceous earth formulations, and developing bioacoustic methods for mating disruption. Another part is devoted to insecticide resistance: mechanisms and novel approaches for managing insect resistance in agriculture and in public health.

Nutrient Use Efficiency from Basics to Advances

Nutrient Use Efficiency  from Basics to Advances
Author: Amitava Rakshit,Harikesh Bahadur Singh,Avijit Sen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2014-12-26
ISBN 10: 8132221699
ISBN 13: 9788132221692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrient Use Efficiency from Basics to Advances Book Review:

This book addresses in detail multifaceted approaches to boosting nutrient use efficiency (NUE) that are modified by plant interactions with environmental variables and combine physiological, microbial, biotechnological and agronomic aspects. Conveying an in-depth understanding of the topic will spark the development of new cultivars and strains to induce NUE, coupled with best management practices that will immensely benefit agricultural systems, safeguarding their soil, water, and air quality. Written by recognized experts in the field, the book is intended to provide students, scientists and policymakers with essential insights into holistic approaches to NUE, as well as an overview of some successful case studies. In the present understanding of agriculture, NUE represents a question of process optimization in response to the increasing fragility of our natural resources base and threats to food grain security across the globe. Further improving nutrient use efficiency is a prerequisite to reducing production costs, expanding crop acreage into non-competitive marginal lands with low nutrient resources, and preventing environmental contamination. The nutrients most commonly limiting plant growth are N, P, K, S and micronutrients like Fe, Zn, B and Mo. NUE depends on the ability to efficiently take up the nutrient from the soil, but also on transport, storage, mobilization, usage within the plant and the environment. A number of approaches can help us to understand NUE as a whole. One involves adopting best crop management practices that take into account root-induced rhizosphere processes, which play a pivotal role in controlling nutrient dynamics in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. New technologies, from basic tools like leaf color charts to sophisticated sensor-based systems and laser land leveling, can reduce the dependency on laboratory assistance and manual labor. Another approach concerns the development of crop plants through genetic manipulations that allow them to take up and assimilate nutrients more efficiently, as well as identifying processes of plant responses to nutrient deficiency stress and exploring natural genetic variation. Though only recently introduced, the ability of microbial inoculants to induce NUE is gaining in importance, as the loss, immobilization, release and availability of nutrients are mediated by soil microbial processes.

Recent Advances in Weed Management

Recent Advances in Weed Management
Author: Bhagirath S. Chauhan,Gulshan Mahajan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN 10: 1493910191
ISBN 13: 9781493910199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Weed Management Book Review:

This volume addresses recent developments in weed science. These developments include conservation agriculture and conservation tillage, climate change, environmental concerns about the runoff of agrochemicals, resistance of weeds and crops to herbicides, and the need for a vastly improved understanding of weed ecology and herbicide use. The book provides details on harnessing knowledge of weed ecology to improve weed management in different crops and presents information on opportunities in weed management in different crops. Current management practices are also covered, along with guidance for selecting herbicides and using them effectively. Written by experts in the field and supplemented with instructive illustrations and tables, Recent Advances in Weed Management is an essential reference for agricultural specialists and researchers, government agents, extension specialists, and professionals throughout the agrochemical industry, as well as a foundation for advanced students taking courses in weed science.

Organic Agriculture Towards Sustainability

Organic Agriculture Towards Sustainability
Author: Vytautas Pilipavicius
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2014-05-07
ISBN 10: 9535113402
ISBN 13: 9789535113409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Agriculture Towards Sustainability Book Review:

Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promotes fair relationships and a good quality of life. This book is a compilation of 11 chapters focused on development of organic agriculture, the role of sustainability in ecosystem and social community, analysis of environmental impacts of the organic farming system and its comparison with the conventional one, crop growing and weed control technologies, organic production, effective microorganisms technology. Continuously, a wide range of research experiments focus on organic agriculture technologies, quality of production, environmental protection and non-chemical, ecologically acceptable alternative solutions. In the book Organic Agriculture Towards Sustainability, contributing researchers cover multiple topics respecting modern, precious organic agriculture research.

Managing Energy Nutrients and Pests in Organic Field Crops

Managing Energy  Nutrients  and Pests in Organic Field Crops
Author: Ralph C. Martin,Rod MacRae
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2014-02-07
ISBN 10: 1466568372
ISBN 13: 9781466568372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Energy Nutrients and Pests in Organic Field Crops Book Review:

The use of organic management practices in field cropping continues to rise globally, and these methods have proven to be a viable way to produce food with reduced resource use and environmental damage. Managing Energy, Nutrients, and Pests in Organic Field Crops challenges the popular misconception that organic systems are weak at managing energy,

Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2009-05-08
ISBN 10: 0080888615
ISBN 13: 9780080888613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Agronomy Book Review:

Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and a first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. As always, the subjects covered are varied and exemplary of the myriad of subject matter dealt with by this long-running serial. * Maintains the highest impact factor among serial publications in agriculture * Presents timely reviews on important agronomy issues * Enjoys a long-standing reputation for excellence in the field