Addressing a topic of major importance to the maintenance of world food supplies, this reference identifies knowledge gaps, defines priorities, and formulates recommendations for the improvement of the rice-wheat farming system. The book reveals new systems of rice intensification and management and illustrates the application of no-till and conservation farming to the rice-wheat system. With contributions from 65 international experts, and case studies from India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, Sustainable Agriculture and the International Rice-Wheat System focuses on seeding equipment and residue management, weed control, water and nutrient efficiency, and integrated pest management.
"…Dr. Lal and his colleagues are to be warmly congratulated on bringing together the wide range of information in this volume. It [will be] invaluable to many agricultural advisors, as well as…scientists concerned with the optimization of no-till systems
.Dennis J. Greenland, Ph.D., Tropical Agriculture Consultant, Reading, and Former Director, Scientific Services, CAB International, Wallingford, England