Sustainable Agriculture and the International Rice-Wheat System

1st Edition

Rattan Lal, Peter R. Hobbs, Norman Uphoff, Rattan Lal

CRC Press
Published May 24, 2004
Reference - 450 Pages
ISBN 9780824754914 - CAT# DK1236
Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment

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Summary

Addressing a topic of major importance to the maintenance of world food supplies, this reference identifies knowledge gaps, defines priorities, and formulates recommendations for the improvement of the rice-wheat farming system. The book reveals new systems of rice intensification and management and illustrates the application of no-till and conservation farming to the rice-wheat system. With contributions from 65 international experts, and case studies from India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, Sustainable Agriculture and the International Rice-Wheat System focuses on seeding equipment and residue management, weed control, water and nutrient efficiency, and integrated pest management.

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