Organic Farming explores the core definition and concepts to its role in sustainability, influence on ecosystem, significance of seed, soil management, water management, different strategies to manage weeds, significance of microorganisms in organic farming, livestock management, waste management. Intended to provide the reader a basic idea of organic farming, different stages of its growth over the years followed by the advancements in this field, it also details the future of organic farming.
Written by a team of global experts and with the aim of providing a current and complete understanding of the specific features derived from the generation/existence/evolution of organic farming, Organic Farming is valuable for researchers, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows from academia and research institutions.
- Presents the basic principles of organic farming and sustainable development
- Discusses 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 about the organic fertilizers, and their preparation techniques
Researchers, post-doctoral fellows, academicians and industry related to agriculture, farming
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
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- 1st October 2018
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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.
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
Inter University Center for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture, Mahatma Gandhi University, Registrar, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India
Sabu Thomas is Director of International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India.
School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India and International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India