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Role of Mulching in Pest Management and Agricultural Sustainability

  • Khawar Jabran

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Plant Science book series (BRIEFSPLANT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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    Pages 15-25
  3. Khawar Jabran
    Pages 33-39
  4. Khawar Jabran
    Pages 47-52
  5. Khawar Jabran
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 61-62

About this book

Introduction

This book provides the concepts, techniques, and recent developments with regard to use of mulches in agriculture, utility of mulches for non-chemical pest control, and sustainability of crop production systems. Non-conventional means of improving the sustainability of crop production and pest control are required in the wake of environmental concerns over the use of conventional pesticides as well as the intensive use of land resources. Mulches have been used in agriculture for various purposes; however, there has been an increase in their use more recently, and scientists around the world have conducted more research to explore the benefits of mulching in various agricultural systems. Mulches have been found advantageous in non-chemical pest control, soil and water conservation, improving fertility, and improving microbial activities in the soil. While this is a topic of current importance, the information use of mulches in agricultural fields is rarely compiled in one comprehensive location to provide a full account of various aspects of mulches and their utility. This book will be helpful for researchers, growers, and students.

Keywords

straw mulch plastic mulch biodegradable mulch ground cover systems pest management sustainable agriculture sustainable crop production systems environmentally-friendly pest control mulch agriculture

Authors and affiliations

  • Khawar Jabran
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Production and Technologies, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and TechnologiesNiğde Ömer Halisdemir UniversityNiğdeTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22301-4
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22300-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22301-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-1229
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-1210
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