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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Organic Futures

Organic Futures
Author: Adrian Myers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015063325362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Futures Book Review:

Organic Futures presents an overwhelming argument for replacing modern farming methods with organic techniques. Exploring the history, politics and practicalities of organic farming, Adrian Myers shows how the current techniques of agriculture and horticulture based on chemical fertilizers, which inevitably bring about the deterioration of soil life, cannot provide a long-term sustainable future for humankind. Organic Futures: Shows what we can learn from 4,000 years of sustainable organic agriculture in the Far East Explains how organic farming is different from conventional agriculture Demonstrates the damaging effects of conventional farming Discusses the importance of maintaining soil fertility Presents a vision of an organic future, including inspiring developments in both the West and the Third World.

Pesticide Residue in Foods

Pesticide Residue in Foods
Author: Mohidus Samad Khan,Mohammad Shafiur Rahman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-04-14
ISBN 10: 3319526839
ISBN 13: 9783319526836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pesticide Residue in Foods Book Review:

This book presents an in depth study of different aspects of pesticide use in food production. The text covers the sources of pesticide residues in foods, relevant health and environmental concerns, degradation of pesticides after their use, and available laws and regulations to regulate pesticide use. In addition, different pesticide management techniques, such as: reduction of pesticide residues in grains and foods, alternatives to conventional pesticides, and prospects of organic farming are also covered. Pesticide Residue in Foods: Sources, Management, and Control aims to raise awareness of the proper use of these chemicals in order to lower residue in foods and reduce risk for consumers.

Resetting the Table

Resetting the Table
Author: Robert Paarlberg
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 0525656456
ISBN 13: 9780525656456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resetting the Table Book Review:

A bold, science-based corrective to the groundswell of misinformation about food and how it's produced, examining in detail local and organic food, food companies, nutrition labeling, ethical treatment of animals, environmental impact, and every other aspect from farm to table Consumers want to know more about their food--including the farm from which it came, the chemicals used in its production, its nutritional value, how the animals were treated, and the costs to the environment. They are being told that buying organic foods, unprocessed and sourced from small local farms, is the most healthful and sustainable option. Now, Robert Paarlberg reviews the evidence and finds abundant reason to disagree. He delineates the ways in which global food markets have in fact improved our diet, and how "industrial" farming has recently turned green, thanks to GPS-guided precision methods that cut energy use and chemical pollution. He makes clear that America's serious obesity crisis does not come from farms, or from food deserts, but instead from "food swamps" created by food companies, retailers, and restaurant chains. And he explains how, though animal welfare is lagging behind, progress can be made through continued advocacy, more progressive regulations, and perhaps plant-based imitation meat. He finds solutions that can make sense for farmers and consumers alike and provides a road map through the rapidly changing worlds of food and farming, laying out a practical path to bring the two together.

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.

Soil Organic Carbon and Feeding the Future

Soil Organic Carbon and Feeding the Future
Author: Rattan Lal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2022-01-18
ISBN 10: 1000513009
ISBN 13: 9781000513004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Organic Carbon and Feeding the Future Book Review:

Soil organic matter (SOM) is a highly reactive constituent of the soil matrix because of its large surface area, high ion exchange capacity, enormous affinity for water due to hygroscopicity, and capacity to form organo-mineral complexes. It is an important source and sink of atmospheric CO2 and other greenhouse gases depending on climate, land use, soil and crop management, and a wide range of abiotic and biotic factors, including the human dimensions of socioeconomic and political factors. Agroecosystems are among important controls of the global carbon cycle with a strong impact on anthropogenic or abrupt climate change. This volume of Advances in Soil Sciences explains pedological processes set-in-motion by increases in SOM content of depleted and degraded soils. It discusses the relationship between SOM content and critical soil quality parameters including aggregation, water retention and transport, aeration and gaseous exchange, and chemical composition of soil air. The book identifies policy options needed to translate science into action for making sustainable management of SOM as a strategy for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. Features: Relates soil organic matter stock to soil processes, climate parameters, vegetation, landscape attributes Establishes relationships between soil organic matter and land use, species, and climate Identifies land use systems for protecting and restoring soil organic matter stock Links soil organic matter stock with the global carbon cycle for mitigation of climate change Part of the Advances in Soil Sciences series, this volume will appeal to agricultural, environmental, and soil scientists demonstrating the link between soil organic matter stock and provisioning of critical ecosystem services for nature and humans.

Organic Farming

Organic Farming
Author: Hari Ram Prajapati
Publsiher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 9353882427
ISBN 13: 9789353882426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Farming Book Review:

Organic farming has experienced steady growth in terms of production, number of growers, area under cultivation and rise in use of organic inputs across India and Asia in general in recent times. It has gradually emerged as a viable substitute for the high-cost, high-polluting mechanized farming prevalent in many parts of the world, including India. This book starts with an extensive description of the economics of organic farming. Food products are grown by two groups—conventional growers, who target the mass market, and organic growers who target either the ‘niche urban market’ or the worldwide export market. The demand for major organic food items such as milk, meat, eggs and dairy products is growing rapidly in national urban and international markets. On the other hand, the conventional grower has a large share of both national and international markets. The book clearly differentiates between the economics of these two product and farming types. The book closely analyses why some Indian states are doing better than others and why some countries are doing better than others in Asia in organic farming. It describes the state-wise growth of the organic market in India as a result of the proactive policies and actions of states which are more successful than others. The book also presents exhaustively the international organic farming rules and regulations based on four principles—health, ecology, fairness and care, which constitute the basis for the formulation of rules and regulations by all countries, which in turn further enable the expansion and development of organic farming along scientific and democratic lines.

Advances in Computational Intelligence Part IV

Advances in Computational Intelligence  Part IV
Author: Salvatore Greco,Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier,Giulianella Coletti,Mario Fedrizzi,Benedetto Matarazzo,Ronald R. Yager
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2012-07-23
ISBN 10: 3642317243
ISBN 13: 9783642317248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Computational Intelligence Part IV Book Review:

These four volumes (CCIS 297, 298, 299, 300) constitute the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, IPMU 2012, held in Catania, Italy, in July 2012. The 258 revised full papers presented together with six invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on fuzzy machine learning and on-line modeling; computing with words and decision making; soft computing in computer vision; rough sets and complex data analysis: theory and applications; intelligent databases and information system; information fusion systems; philosophical and methodological aspects of soft computing; basic issues in rough sets; 40th anniversary of the measures of fuziness; SPS11 uncertainty in profiling systems and applications; handling uncertainty with copulas; formal methods to deal with uncertainty of many-valued events; linguistic summarization and description of data; fuzzy implications: theory and applications; sensing and data mining for teaching and learning; theory and applications of intuitionistic fuzzy sets; approximate aspects of data mining and database analytics; fuzzy numbers and their applications; information processing and management of uncertainty in knowledge-based systems; aggregation functions; imprecise probabilities; probabilistic graphical models with imprecision: theory and applications; belief function theory: basics and/or applications; fuzzy uncertainty in economics and business; new trends in De Finetti's approach; fuzzy measures and integrals; multi criteria decision making; uncertainty in privacy and security; uncertainty in the spirit of Pietro Benvenuti; coopetition; game theory; probabilistic approach.