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Advances in organic farming, agronomic soil management practices, edited by Vijay Singh Meena [and four others]

Table Of Contents
Intro -- Advances in Organic Farming: Agronomic Soil Management Practices -- Copyright -- Contents -- Contributors -- 1 Concept and global scenario of organic farming -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Concept of organic farming -- 1.2.1 Four principles of organic agriculture approved by IFOAM -- 1.2.1.1 Principle of health -- 1.2.1.2 Ecological principle -- 1.2.1.3 Principle of fairness -- 1.2.1.4 Principle of care -- 1.2.2 Definition of organic farming -- 1.3 Global scenario of organic farming -- 1.3.1 Organic agricultural land -- 1.3.2 Organic share of total agricultural land -- 1.3.3 Growth of the organic agricultural land -- 1.3.4 Further organic areas -- 1.3.5 Organic producers and other operator types -- 1.3.5.1 Producers -- 1.3.5.2 Further operator types -- 1.3.6 Retail sales -- 1.3.7 Growth in most major crop groups -- 1.3.8 Global organic market booming -- 1.3.9 Certification, the obstacle to organic farming -- 1.3.10 Standards, legislation, policy support -- 1.3.11 Participatory guarantee systems (PGS) -- 1.4 Conclusion -- References -- 2 Conservation agricultural practices under organic farming -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Conservation agriculture (CA) and its advantages -- 2.3 Challenges in adopting conservation practices in organic farming (OF) -- 2.4 Soil health and quality as affected by CA and OF -- 2.4.1 Soil fertility and nutrient cycling -- 2.4.1.1 Changes in soil nutrient contents -- 2.4.1.2 Impact on mineralization -- 2.4.2 Soil biological activities -- 2.4.3 Soil physical properties -- 2.4.3.1 Aggregate stability and mitigating soil erosion -- 2.4.3.2 Compaction -- 2.4.3.3 Infiltration and soil water storage -- 2.5 Impact of CA and OF on weed, disease and pest management -- 2.5.1 Weed control -- 2.5.2 Disease and pest control -- 2.6 Impact on crop performances -- 2.6.1 Emergence and root growth of crops -- 2.6.2 Crop yield
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Physical Description
1 online resource (272 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780128223598

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