Handbook of Conservation Agriculture [Two-Volume set]

1st Edition

Rohitashw Kumar, Vijay P. Singh, Deepak Jhajharia, Rasoul Mirabbasi

CRC Press
December 9, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 600 Pages - 300 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367340483 - CAT# K440933

USD$229.95

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Summary

Conservation agriculture is a sustainable production model that not only optimizes crop yields, but also reaps economic and environmental benefits as well. The adoption of successful conservation agriculture methods has resulted in energy savings, higher organic matter content and biotic activity in soil, increased crop-water availability and thus resilience to drought, improved recharge of aquifers, less erosion, and reduced impacts from the weather associated with climate change in general.

This two-volume set, Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change and Applied Agricultural Practices for Mitigating Climate Change, examines several important aspects of crop production, such as climate change, soil management, farm machinery, and different methods for sustainable conservation agriculture. It presents the latest techniques in crop modeling, best practices for irrigation under water deficit conditions, and other approaches for sustainable conservation agriculture that consider the environmental effects of climate change. It also discusses solar energy-based greenhouse modeling, precision farming using remote sensing and GIS, and various types of machinery used for conservation agriculture.

Features:

  • Examines the effects of climate change on agriculture and the related strategies for mitigation through practical, real-world examples
  • Explores innovative on-farm technology options to increase system efficiency resulting in improved water usage
  • Presents examples of precision farming using climate-resilient technologies

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