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: 270
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN 10: 0128223596
ISBN 13: 9780128223598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Organic Farming Book Review:

Advances in Organic Farming: Agronomic Soil Management Practices focuses on the integrated interactions between soil-plant-microbe-environment elements in a functioning ecosystem. It explains sustainable nutrient management under organic farming and agriculture, with chapters focusing on the role of nutrient management in sustaining global ecosystems, the remediation of polluted soils, conservation practices, degradation of pollutants, biofertilizers and biopesticides, critical biogeochemical cycles, potential responses for current and impending environmental change, and other critical factors. Organic farming is both challenging and exciting, as its practice of “feeding the soil, not the plant provides opportunity to better understand why some growing methods are preferred over others. In the simplest terms, organic growing 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, green manures and the avoidance of excess mechanization. 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

Biopesticides in Organic Farming

Biopesticides in Organic Farming
Author: L.P. Awasthi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2021-04-29
ISBN 10: 1000340317
ISBN 13: 9781000340310
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.

Science and Technology of Organic Farming

Science and Technology of Organic Farming
Author: Allen V. Barker
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN 10: 100035220X
ISBN 13: 9781000352207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Technology of Organic Farming Book Review:

Organic farming is not only a philosophy; it is also a well-researched science. The second edition of The Science and Technology of Organic Farming presents the scientific basis of organic farming and the methods of application needed to achieve adequate yields through plant nutrition and protection. Organic farming is a scientifically derived method of improving soil fertility to increase agricultural yields with limited chemical inputs. As such, it can meet public demand for reduced chemical inputs in agriculture and play a key role in meeting the needs of a growing world population. The new edition of this highly regarded book gives clear and comprehensive details on how soil fertility can be maintained and how plants can be nourished in organic agriculture. Chapters on soil fertility and plant nutrition explain the chemistry of the plant, the soil, and the soil solution and outline the importance of plant macronutrients and micronutrients. The book offers practical information on using of green manures, composts and lime to maintain soil fertility; introduces methods of tillage of land; provides organic methods of controlling weeds, insects, and diseases; and suggests how food produce can be stored without refrigeration. The text provides information on how to assess and govern the nutritional status of crops and the fertility and condition of soil and presents guidelines, recommendations, and procedures for determining the best fertility recommendations for individual situations. This edition includes an entirely new chapter on hydroponics that explains organic approaches to hydroponic crop production. With a full bibliography of references, this text is a practical guide for anyone interested in organic farming, from farmers and agricultural advisers to teachers, soil scientists, plant scientist, entomologists and students of other biological and environmental sciences.

Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture

Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Dilip Nandwani
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN 10: 3319268031
ISBN 13: 9783319268033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

Focusing on organic farming, this book presents peer-reviewed contributions from leading international academics and researchers in the field of organic agriculture, plant ecosystems, sustainable horticulture and related areas of biodiversity science. It includes case studies and reviews on organic agriculture, horticulture and pest management, use of microorganisms, composting, crop rotation, organic milk and meat production, as well as ecological issues. This unique book addresses a wide array of topics from all continents, making it a valuable reference resource for students, researchers and agriculturists who are concerned with biodiversity, agroecology and sustainable development of agricultural resources.

Advances in Organic Agriculture

Advances in Organic Agriculture
Author: Tsegaye Ginbo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12
ISBN 10: 9781649970657
ISBN 13: 164997065X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Organic Farming

Organic Farming
Author: C. Sarath Chandran,Sabu Thomas,M. R. Unni
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2019-05-23
ISBN 10: 9783030046569
ISBN 13: 3030046567
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.

Sustainable Agriculture Beyond Organic Farming

Sustainable Agriculture   Beyond Organic Farming
Author: Sean Clark
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 3038423041
ISBN 13: 9783038423041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture Beyond Organic Farming Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Sustainable Agriculture–Beyond Organic Farming" that was published in Sustainability

Organic Farming

Organic Farming
Author: Charles A. Francis
Publsiher: ASA-CSSA-SSSA
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780891181736
ISBN 13: 0891181733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Farming Book Review:

This book represents a current look at what we know about organic farming practices and systems, primarily from the U.S. and Canadian perspectives. the discussion begins with history and certification, ecological knowledge as the foundation for sustaining food systems, and biodiversity. The next chapters address crop-animal systems; forages, grain, oil seed, and specialty crops; organic cropping and soil nutrient needs; and vegetation and pest management. Readers will next learn about marketing organics, organic foods and food security, and education and research. The book concludes with a survey of the future of organic farming and a perspective on the agricultural industry and the future of the rural sector.--COVER.

Organic Farming

Organic Farming
Author: C. Sarath Chandran,Sabu Thomas,M. R. Unni
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 3030046575
ISBN 13: 9783030046576
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 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.

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.

The World of Organic Agriculture

The World of Organic Agriculture
Author: Minou Yussefi-Menzler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2010-09-23
ISBN 10: 1136535233
ISBN 13: 9781136535239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Organic Agriculture Book Review:

The new edition of this annual publication (previously published solely by IFOAM and FiBL) documents recent developments in global organic agriculture. It includes contributions from representatives of the organic sector from throughout the world and provides comprehensive organic farming statistics that cover surface area under organic management, numbers of farms and specific information about commodities and land use in organic systems. The book also contains information on the global market of the burgeoning organic sector, the latest developments in organic certification, standards and regulations, and insights into current status and emerging trends for organic agriculture by continent from the worlds foremost experts. For this edition, all statistical data and regional review chapters have been thoroughly updated. Completely new chapters on organic agriculture in the Pacific, on the International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture and on organic aquaculture have been added. Published with IFOAM and FiBL

Multifunctionality and Impacts of Organic and Conventional Agriculture

Multifunctionality and Impacts of Organic and Conventional Agriculture
Author: Jan Moudrý,Jaroslav Bernas,Kassio Ferreira Mendes,Rodrigo Nogueira de Sousa,Rafael Da Silva Teixeira
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2020-07-22
ISBN 10: 178985931X
ISBN 13: 9781789859317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifunctionality and Impacts of Organic and Conventional Agriculture Book Review:

Organic farming aims to produce a number of crops, without the use of synthetic chemicals (pesticides) or fertilizers, while enhancing soil composition and promoting biodiversity. This is a traditional, more permanent type of farming that relies on ecosystem services to maintain the integrity of the landscape while still producing sufficient yields. In addition, conventional farming uses pesticides and fertilizers to maximize the yield of a particular crop or set of crops, which are typically genetically modified. This book covers several issues related to the multi-functionality and impacts of organic and conventional farming systems. Chapters cover topics related to organic farming and the economy, farm management, and innovative methods and approaches.

Organic Farming and Food Production

Organic Farming and Food Production
Author: Petr Konvalina
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-11-07
ISBN 10: 9535108425
ISBN 13: 9789535108429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Farming and Food Production Book Review:

Organic farming does not mean going "back" to traditional (old) methods of farming. Many of the farming methods used in the past are still useful today. Organic farming takes the best of these and combines them with modern scientific knowledge. The goal was to write a book where as many different existing studies as possible could be presented in a single volume, making it easy for the reader to compare methods, results and conclusions. As a result, studies from countries such as Romania, Poland, The Czech Republic, Mexico, Slovenia, Finland, etc. have been compiled into one book. The opportunity to compare results and conclusions from different countries and continents will create a new perspective in organic farming and food production as well as help researchers and students from all over the world to attain new and interesting results in this field.

Advances in Soil Organic Matter Research

Advances in Soil Organic Matter Research
Author: W S Wilson
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 410
Release: 1991-01-01
ISBN 10: 1845692748
ISBN 13: 9781845692742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Soil Organic Matter Research Book Review:

The papers in this volume provide a balanced account of developments in soil organic matter research. It focuses on composition and structure, water quality, organic matter turnover, humus quality and fertility, and is essential reading for all those concerned with the environmental aspects of soil conservation and improvement.

Organic Crop Production Ambitions and Limitations

Organic Crop Production   Ambitions and Limitations
Author: Holger Kirchmann,Lars Bergstrom
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2008-12-16
ISBN 10: 1402093160
ISBN 13: 9781402093166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Crop Production Ambitions and Limitations Book Review:

Many people believe that organic agriculture is a solution for various problems related to food production. Organic agriculture is supposed to produce healthier products, does not pollute the environment, improves the fertility of soils, saves fossil fuels and enables high biodiversity. This book has been written to provide scientifically based information on organic agriculture such as crop yields, food safety, nutrient use efficiency, leaching, long-term sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions and energy aspects. A number of scientists working with questions related to organic agriculture were invited to present the most recent research and to address critical issues. An unbiased selection of literature, facts rather than standpoints, and scientifically-based examinations instead of wishful thinking will help the reader be aware of difficulties involved with organic agriculture. Organic agriculture, which originates from philosophies of nature, has often outlined key goals to reach long-term sustainability but practical solutions are lacking. The central tasks of agriculture - to produce sufficient food of high quality without harmful effects on the environment - seem to be difficult to achieve through exclusively applying organic principles ruling out many valuable possibilities and solutions.

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 AGRICULTURE

ORGANIC AGRICULTURE
Author: J. C. Tarafdar,K. P. Tripathi,Mahesh Kumar
Publsiher: Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 9387307263
ISBN 13: 9789387307261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ORGANIC AGRICULTURE Book Review:

The purpose of this book is to draw attention to the ill-health of the soil; to indicate some of the consequences of this; to suggest method by which the lost fertility could be restored and to enlist research findings to utilize in making farm products as well as farm resources free from chemical pollution. This book provides an overall review of different tools for organic agriculture followed by discussions on sustainability.

Biofertilizers

Biofertilizers
Author: Amitava Rakshit,Vijay Singh Meena,Manoj Parihar,H.B. Singh,A.K. Singh
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2021-03-24
ISBN 10: 0128230304
ISBN 13: 9780128230305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofertilizers Book Review:

Biofertilizers, Volume One: Advances in Bio-inoculants provides state-of-the-art descriptions of various approaches, techniques and basic fundamentals of BI used in crop fertilization practices. The book presents research within a relevant theoretical framework to improve our understanding of core issues as applied to natural resource management. Authored by renowned scientists actively working on bio-inoculant, biofertilizer and bio-stimulant sciences, the book addresses the scope of inexpensive and energy neutral bio-inoculant technologies and the impact regulation has on biofertilizer utilization. This book is a valuable reference for agricultural/environmental scientists in academic and corporate environments, graduate and post-graduate students, regulators and policymakers. Informs researchers on how to develop innovative products and technologies that increase crop yields and quality while decreasing agricultural carbon footprints Focuses on production, protocols and developments in the processing of bio-inoculants, bio-stimulants and bio-fertilizers Summarizes the biologically active compounds and examines current research areas