Organic Farming

Organic Farming

Global Perspectives and Methods

1st Edition - November 23, 2018

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  • Editors: Sarath Chandran, Unni M.R., Sabu Thomas
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128132722
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128132739

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Organic Farming: Global Perspectives and Methods explores the core definition and concepts of organic farming in sustainability, its influence on the ecosystem, the significance of seed, soil management, water management, weed management, the significance of microorganisms in organic farming, livestock management, and waste management. The book provides readers with a basic idea of organic farming that presents advancements in the field and insights on the future. Written by a team of global experts, and with the aim of providing a current understanding of organic farming, this resource is valuable for researchers, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows from academia and research institutions.

Key Features

  • Presents the basic principles of organic farming and sustainable development
  • Discusses the role of soil in organic agriculture
  • Addresses various strategies in seed processing and seed storing, seed bed preparation, watering of seeds and seed quality improvement
  • Includes updated information on organic fertilizers and their preparation techniques


Researchers, post-doctoral fellows, academicians and industry related to agriculture, farming

Table of Contents

  • 1. Contribution of Organic Farming Towards Global Food Security: An Overview
    2. Fertilizer Management Strategies for Enhancing Nutrient use Efficiency and Sustainable Wheat Production
    3. Pest Control
    4. Fertilizers: Need for New Strategies
    5. Integrated Weed Management in Organic Farming
    6. Role of Microorganisms (Mycorrhizae) in Organic Farming
    7. No-Till Organic Farming may be Possible with a System Approach
    8. Interactions Between Flowering Plants and Arthropods in Organic Agroecosystems: A Review and a Case Study
    9. Fertilizer Management Strategies for Sustainable Rice Production
    10. Future Perspective in Organic Farming Fertilization: Management and Product
    11. Understanding Organic Agriculture Through a Legal Perspective
    12. Bioenergy Production and Organic Agriculture
    13. The Potential of Agro-Ecological Properties in Fulfilling The Promise of Organic Farming: A Case Study of Bean Root Rots and Yields in Iran

Product details

  • No. of pages: 436
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: November 23, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128132722
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128132739

About the Editors

Sarath Chandran

Dr. Sarath Chandran is currently involved with the various projects of Inter University Centre for Organic Farming (IUCOFSA) which involve (a) Synthesis of biogas, biofuel and bio fertilizer using water hyacinth- funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India, a study on the Use of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the detection, estimation and removal of pesticides from farmland- Project funded by Kerala State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) and a study on Converting abandoned wetland as productive land: a “live laboratory” model for sustainable agriculture- project funded by the Government of Kerala.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India, School of Sciences, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria and International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Unni M.R.

Sri. Unni M. R., is the Hon. Director of Inter University Center for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is also the Registrar, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Affiliations and Expertise

Inter University Center for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture, Mahatma Gandhi University, Registrar, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is one of India’s most renowned scientists known for his contributions in polymer science and nanotechnology. He is a scientist, administrator and a teacher of national and international students. He joined Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, to pursue his bachelor’s degree in polymer science and rubber technology. He went on to complete his Ph. D. at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. After attaining industrial experience, he returned to Mahatma Gandhi University, India, as a lecturer. He currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi University. He has guided over 116 Ph. D students. He has received several national and international awards for best researcher and is a member of numerous scientific bodies and committees. He has been honoured with honorary doctorates from University of South Brittany, France; University of Lorraine, France and Siberian Federal University, Russia. He has authored more than 1,200 research publications and 156 books. He has been ranked 114th in the list of the world’s best scientists (Stanford University, USA). He was also selected for the DST Nanomission award 2020. He received Honorary Professorship from Siberian Federal University in 2020. Last year he was honoured with C.N.R Rao Award Prize Lecture in Advanced Materials by Materials Research Society of India (MRSI). He was elected as the Foreign Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc)-2019. In 2022 he was honoured the Bailey Medal Award and in 2021 was awarded the Kairali Lifetime Research Award 2021 by the Kerala government.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

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