Sustainable Agriculture and the International Rice-Wheat System

Edited by Rattan Lal, Peter R. Hobbs, Norman Uphoff, Rattan Lal

© 2004 – CRC Press

560 pages

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Hardback: 9780824754914
pub: 2004-05-23
US Dollars$275.00
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About the Book

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.

Reviews

"…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

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General