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Sustainable Agriculture

Advances in Technological Interventions, 1st Edition

Edited by Ajoy Kumar Singh, Vishwa Bandhu Patel

Apple Academic Press

521 pages | 10 Color Illus. | 73 B/W Illus.

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This new volume looks at the evolution and challenges of sustainable agriculture, a field that is growing in use and popularity. Sustainable Agriculture: Advances in Technological Interventions discusses some of the important ideas, practices, and policies that are essential to an effective sustainable agriculture strategy. The book features 25 chapters written by experts in related fields, including crop improvement, natural resource management, crop protection, social sciences, and product development.

The volume aims to provide a good understanding of the use of sustainable agriculture and the sustainable management of agri-horticultural crops, focusing on eco-friendly approaches, such as the utilization of waste materials. Topics include eco-friendly plant protection measures, climate change and natural resource management, tools to mitigate the effect of extreme weather events, agrochemical research and regulation, soil carbon sequestration, water and nutrient management in agricultural systems, and more.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Crop Improvement

1. Genetic Improvement of Major Cereals in Prospect to Bihar State

P. K. Singh, Anand Kumar, and Ravi Ranjan Kumar

2. Status, Opportunities, and Challanges of Spice Research and Development

Sangeeta Shree and Paramveer

3. Perspective of Plantation Crops with Special Reference to Coconut and Palmyra

Ruby Rani, V. B. Patel, and H. P. Maheshwarappa

4. Overview of the Floriculture Sector: Performance, Problems, and Prospects

Paramveer Singh, Sangeeta Shree, and Ajay Bhardwaj

Part 2: Natural Resource Management

5. Climate Change and Natural Resource Management

Suborna Roy Choudhury and Syed Sheraz Mahdi

6. Soil Carbon Sequestration: Particular Reference to Bihar

Rajeev Padbhushan, Anupam Das, and Swaraj Kumar Dutta

7. Agromet Advisory Services: Tool to Mitigate the Effect of Extreme Weather Events

Sunil Kumar

8. Soil Pollution: Studies with Specific Reference to Bihar

M. K. Dwivedi et al.

9. Nanotechnology in Agricultural Science

Nintu Mandal, Kasturikasen Beura, and Abhijeet Ghatak

10. Endomycorrhizal Fungi: Phosphorous Nutrition in Crops

Mahendra Singh, Rajiv Rakshit, and Kasturikasen Beura

11. Water Management in Horticultural Crops

K. Karuna and Abhay Mankar

12. Orchard Floor Management

Manoj Kundu

13. High-Density Planting in Fruit Crops for Enhancing Fruit Productivity

V. K. Tripathi et al.

14. Enriching Vermicompost Using P-Solubilizing and N-Fixing Biofertilizers and Eco-Friendly Low-Cost Minerals

Arun Kumar Jha

15. Protected Horticulture in India: An Overview

Paramveer Singh, Ajay Bhardwaj, and Randhir Kumar

16. Use of Fly Ash in Agriculture

Sankar Ch. Paul

17. Natural Resource Management and Land Use Planning

C. D. Choudhary et al.

Part 3: Crop Protection

18. Plant Disease Management through Application of Nanoscience

Abhijeet Ghatak

19. Status of Insect Pests of Cereals in India and Their Management

Anil and Tarak Nath Goswami

20. Major Insect Pests of Vegetable Crops in Bihar and their Management

Tamoghna Saha, Nithya Chandran, and B. C. Anu

21. Emerging Viral Diseases of Vegetable Crops: An Outline and Sustainable Management

Mohammad Ansar, A. Srinivasaraghavan, and Aniruddha Kumar Agnihotri

22. Advancement of Agrochemical Research & Regulation

Pritam Ganguly

Part 4: Product Development and Extension Education

23. An Appraisal on Quality Honey Production

Ramanuj Vishwakarma and Ranjeet Kumar

24. Institutional Outreach through Innovative Approaches

Aditya and R. K. Sohane

25. Empowering Rural Youth through Agripreneurship

Ram Datt

About the Editors

Ajoy Kumar Singh, PhD, is presently a Vice-Chancellor of Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, India.

Vishwa Bandhu Patel, PhD, is presently working as an Associate Professor at the Division of Fruits and Horticultural Technology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General