304 pages | 150 B/W Illus.
Conservation agriculture is a sustainable production model that not only optimizes crop yields, but also reaps economic and environmental benefits as well. The adoption of successful conservation agriculture methods has resulted in energy savings, higher organic matter content and biotic activity in soil, increased crop-water availability and thus resilience to drought, improved recharge of aquifers, less erosion, and reduced impacts from the weather associated with climate change in general.
Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change examines several important aspects of crop production, such as climate change, soil management, farm machinery, and different methods for sustainable conservation agriculture. It presents spatial distribution of a daily, monthly and annual precipitation concentration indices, Diffuse Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy for analyzing the organic matter in soil, and adaptation strategies for climate-related plant disease scenarios. It also discusses solar energy-based greenhouse modeling, precision farming using remote sensing and GIS, and various types of machinery used for conservation agriculture.
Spatial distribution of a daily, monthly and annual precipitation concentration index, Use of mid-infrared diffuse reflectance to assess the effects of soil management on soil quality in tropical hill slope agro ecosystems, Climate change and production of horticultural crops, Climate change and production of horticultural crops, Solar thermal modelling of microclimatic parameters of Agriculture Green House, Development of agriculture under climate and environmental changes in the Brazilian semi-arid, Role of PGPR in Sustainable Agriculture under Changing, Status and Prospect of Precision Farming in India, Low Cost on-Farm Indigenous and Innovative Technologies of Rainwater Harvesting, Impact of Climate Change on Food Safety, Microbial assisted soil reclamation for sustainable agriculture in climate change, Production of temperate fruits in Jammu & Kashmir state under climate change scenario, Impact of climate change on quality seed reduction of important temperate vegetable crops, Climate change, its impact and mitigation strategies with reference to vegetable crops, Remote sensing and GIS: a tool of precision agriculture, Farm machinery for conservation agriculture, Index