1st Edition

Conservation Agriculture and Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations

    496 Pages 118 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    This book is co-published with NIPA. Taylor and Francis does not sell or distribute its print and electronic editions in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.



    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


    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.