Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture

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Dilip Nandwani
Springer, Feb 2, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 344 pages
Focusing on organic farming, this book presents peer-reviewed contributions from leading international academics and researchers in the field of organic agriculture, plant ecosystems, sustainable horticulture and related areas of biodiversity science. It includes case studies and reviews on organic agriculture, horticulture and pest management, use of microorganisms, composting, crop rotation, organic milk and meat production, as well as ecological issues. This unique book addresses a wide array of topics from all continents, making it a valuable reference resource for students, researchers and agriculturists who are concerned with biodiversity, agroecology and sustainable development of agricultural resources.
 

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Contents

1 Global Trends in Organic Agriculture
1
2 Organic Strawberry Production in Tennessee USA and Areas of Comparable Climate in China
37
3 Role of Plant GrowthPromoting Rhizobacteria PGPR as BioFertilizers in Stabilizing Agricultural Ecosystems
70
4 Safety Nutrition and Health Aspects of Organic Food
89
5 PlantParasitic Nematode Problems in Organic Agriculture
107
6 Breeding for Organic and Sustainable Production
123
A Viable Option for Food Security and Livelihood Sustainability in Nepal
137
8 The Potential of Silvopastoral Systems for Milk and Meat Organic Production in the Tropics
169
10 Principles of Vermitechnology in Sustainable Organic Farming with Special Reference to Bangladesh
213
11 Composting Crop Rotation and Cover Crop Practices in Organic Vegetable Production
230
Principles Applications and Validity
259
13 Season Extension in Organic Systems
292
14 Consumer Perception of Organic Food and Product Marketing
315
A Growing Solution to Urban Food Deserts
325
Index
341
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9 Role of Legumes for and as Horticultural Crops in Sustainable Agriculture
184

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The editor of this volume has edited the second volume published in SDEM, "Sustainable Horticultural Systems".

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