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Conventional tillage and burning crop residues has degraded the soil resource base and intensified soil degradation with concomitant decrease in crop production capacity. The emerging issue of global warming coupled with greenhouse gases emissions has further aggravated the scenario. Conservation agriculture helps in reducing many negative effects of conventional agriculture such as soil erosion, soil organic matter decline, water loss, soil physical degradation, and fuel use. Conservation Agriculture helps improve biodiversity in the natural and agro-ecosystems. Complemented by other good agricultural practices including the use of quality seeds, integrated pest, nutrient and water management, Conservation Agriculture provides a base for sustainable intensification of the agricultural production system. Moreover, the yield levels in Conservation Agriculture systems are higher than traditional intensive tillage systems with substantially less production costs.

This book provides comprehensive understanding of the subject with topics related to climate change mitigation strategies, approaches and impact of conservation agriculture on natural resource management.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

List of Contributors

Introduction to Conservation Agriculture Under Climate Change Scenario

1. Climate Change and Its Impact in Agriculture and Water Resources

Gouranga Kar

2. Climate Smart Agriculture: Special Reference to Conservation Agriculture

P. Bhattacharyya

3. Relevance of Conservation Agriculture in Climate Change Perspective: An Issue for Climate Resilient Agriculture

P.K. Ghosh, C.P. Nath, Debarati Datta and K.K. Hazra

4. Conservation Agriculture: Issues, Challenges and Prospects in India

A.K. Biswas, J. Somasundaram, K.M. Hati, Pramod Jha, A.K. Viswakarma, R.S. Chaudhary and A.K. Patra

5. Conservation Agriculture vis-a vis Resource Conservation Technologies (RCTs): Why and How?

R. Saha, J. Mitra and Alka Paswan

6. Conservation Agriculture and Resource Conservation Technologies in Indo-Gangetic Plains: Status and Challenges Ahead

D. K. Kundu

7. Impact of Climate Change on Insect Pest Dynamics and its Mitigation

S. Satpathy, B.S. Gotyal and V. Ramesh Babu

Approaches of Conservation Agriculture as Climate Change Adaptation Strategies

8. Crop Diversification in CA/RCTs under Climate Change Perspective: Special Reference to Jute & Allied Fibres

A.K. Ghorai and Debarati Datta

9. Resource Conservation through Crop Residue Management for Sustainable Agriculture

M.S. Behera, Laxmi Sharma and Pradipta Samanta

10 Agroecological Dynamics and Strategic Cultural Management of Weeds in Conservation Agriculture

S. Sarkar and B. Majumdar

11. Prospects of Organic Farming as Resource Conservation Technology

Brij Lal Lakaria, Satish Bhagwatrao Aher, Pramod Jha, A.B. Singh, B.P., Meena, S. Ramana and J. K. Thakur

12. Cover Crops: Potential and Prospects in Conservation Agriculture

Debarati Datta, Sourav Ghosh, R. Saha and C. P. Nath

13. Biodynamic Farming and Organic Farming: Traditional Approach for Resource Conservation

Mahua Banerjee and R. Saha

14. Environmental Friendly Insect Pest Management under Resource Conservation Technologies

B.S. Gotyal, S. Satpathy and V. Ramesh Babu

15. Scope and Potential of Precision Farming in Conservation

Agriculture for Improving Input Use Efficiency

K.M. Hati, J. Somasundaram, R.S. Chaudhary, R.K. Singh, A.K. Biswas, N.K. Sinha and M. Mohanty

16. Role of GIS, Remote Sensing and Agro Advisory in Conservation Agriculture

D. Barman, R. Saha, Tania Bhowmick, Abhishek Bagui

Girindrani Dutta and Shikhasri Das

17. Overview of Crop Growth Models as Support System to Conservation Agriculture

Saon Banerjee and Soumen Mondal

Conservation Agriculture and Climate Change Impact of Conservation Agriculture for Natural Resource Management

18. Natural Resource Management Through Conservation Agriculture Under Climate Change Scenario

Debashis Mandal

19. Conservation Agriculture: An Approach Towards Sustainability of Soil Physical Health

A. Kundu, S. Mukherjee, R. Nandi and P. K. Bandyopadhyay

20. Nutrient Dynamics Through Conservation Agriculture Under Climate Change Scenario

A.R. Saha, S.P. Mazumdar and Alka Paswan

21. Conservation Agriculture and Its Impact on Soil Quality in Climate Change Scenario

S.P. Mazumdar, S. Sasmal and Ria Bhattacharya

22. Impact of Conservation Agriculture Practices on Soil Microbial Diversity

B. Majumdar, S. Sarkar, Lipi Chattopadhyay and Shrestha Barai

23. Impact of Conservation Agriculture Practices on Soil Water Dynamics

S. Mitra, R. Saha and N.M. Alam

24. Conservation Agriculture for Enhancing Soil Health and Crop Production

J. Somasundaram, A.O. Shirale, N.K.Sinha, B.P. Meena, K.M. Hati

M. Mohanty, A.K. Naorem, A.K. Biswas and A.K. Patra

25. Energy Budgeting and Farm Mechanization in Conservation Agriculture

R.K. Naik and Alka Paswan

Climate Change Mitigation Strategies & Socio Economic Impact of Conservation Agriculture

26. Mining Genetic Resources for Plant Traits Suited to Changing Climatic Conditions

Pratik Satya, Suman Roy, Laxmi Sharma, Soham Ray, Amit Bera

Srinjoy Ghosh

27. Scope of Agroforestry Systems for Climate Change Adaptation

R. Saha, D. Barman, Suman Roy and Pradipta Samanta

28. Conservation Agriculture Approaches for Reducing Carbon Footprint

A.K. Singh

29. Greenhouse Gas Estimation: Techniques and Mitigation Technologies for Reducing Carbon Footprint in Agriculture

P. Bhattacharyya, S. R. Padhy and P. K. Dash

30. Prospects and Constraints in Adoption of Conservation Agriculture Practices

Shamna. A, S.K. Jha, S. Kumar and M.L. Roy

31. Retrospect and Prospects of Resource Conservation Technologies in Indo-Gangetic Plains

S.K. Jha, S. Kumar, Shamna A., M.L. Roy and T. Samajdar

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Editor(s)

Biography

Ritesh Saha: ICAR-Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, Barrackpore, West Bengal, India.

Dhananjay Barman: ICAR-Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, Barrackpore, West Bengal, India.

Madhusudan Behera: ICAR-Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, Barrackpore, West Bengal, India.

Gouranga Kar: ICAR-Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, Barrackpore, West Bengal, India.