Nature Farming and Microbial Applications

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Produce more abundant, high-quality crops with the information you'll find in this book!

Recent concerns over environmental pollution and food quality degradation caused by the excessive use of chemicals have prompted scientists and policymakers to re-evaluate modern agricultural processes and search for alternatives that will aid in the production of healthy foods and the protection of our environment. Nature Farming and Microbial Applications summarizes current research in the field, highlighting unique practices such as the use of microbial inoculants and various alternatives to chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

The principles of nature farming, as set forth by Japanese philosopher Mokichi Okada, must fulfill these requirements:
  • producing safe and nutritious food that promotes good health
  • providing economic and spiritual benefits to both producers and consumers
  • being sustainable and easily practiced
  • conserving and protecting the environment
  • producing sufficient high-quality food for an expanding world population

    To this end, Nature Farming and Microbial Applications addresses issues of concern to organic farmers, including:
  • soil fertility
  • pest control
  • effective microorganisms
  • photosynthesis
  • transpiration
  • plant-water relations
  • stress resistance of growing crops

    This well-referenced volume contains unique and original methods of modeling and analysis. It will be used again and again as a reference source for students and researchers.
 

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Contents

and Microbial Applications
1
Classical Farming Systems of China
11
Production and Application of Organic Materials as Fertilizers
23
Biological Practices and Soil Conservation in Southern China
41
Ecosystem Immunity as a Strategy for Controlling Insect
49
LongTerm Changes in the Soil Properties and Soil Macrofauna
63
Phytophthora Resistance of OrganicFertilized Tomato Plants
77
Evaluating Soil Organic Matter Changes Induced
85
MICROBIAL APPLICATIONS
139
Biological Control of Common Bunt Tilletia tritici
157
Effects of Organic Fertilizers and a Microbial Inoculant
173
Effects of a Microbial Inoculant and Organic Fertilizers
183
Use of Effective Microorganisms to Suppress Malodors
215
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223
Effect of a Microbial Inoculant on Stomatal Response
235
Modeling Photosynthesis Decline of Excised Leaves
245

Seed Abstracts Kwww cabi org
94
Organic Wastes for Improving Soil Physical Properties
97
KachiwariA Disease Resistant and Nature Farming
113
Nature Farming Practices for Apple Production in Japan
119
Effects of Organic Farming Practices on Photosynthesis
127
Application of Microbial Fertilizers in Sustainable
337
Beneficial Microorganisms and Metabolites Derived
349
Approaches to Biological Control of Nematode Pests
367
Index
376
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