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Sustainable Management of Soil and Environment

  • Ram Swaroop Meena
  • Sandeep Kumar
  • Jitendra Singh Bohra
  • Mangi Lal Jat
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Sathiya Bama Kaliappan, Yazhini Gunasekaran, R. Smyrna, Ram Swaroop Meena
    Pages 1-27
  3. Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, Mehraj U. Din Dar, Ram Swaroop Meena
    Pages 73-122
  4. Rakesh Kumar, Kirti Saurabh, Narendra Kumawat, J. S. Mishra, Hansraj Hans, Bal Krishna et al.
    Pages 123-168
  5. P. Pramanik, Priya Bhattacharya, B. Chakrabarti, T. Ghosh
    Pages 169-192
  6. Kavita Rani, Pankaj Sharma, Sandeep Kumar, Leela Wati, Rakesh Kumar, Dhara Singh Gurjar et al.
    Pages 193-215
  7. G. Vargas, N. León, Y. Hernández
    Pages 289-337
  8. M. H. Rashid, M. Kamruzzaman, A. N. A. Haque, M. Krehenbrink
    Pages 339-382

About this book

Introduction

Fertilizers have been used extensively around the globe since the Green Revolution, due to the high subsidies. However, extensive fertilizer use exacerbates soil degradation and causes yield stagnation, and as a result threatens food security and soil sustainability, especially in developing countries. This means that sustainable soil and environmental management are vital to provide food and nutritional security for present and future generations. This has led to the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS) declaring 2015-2024 the International Decade of Soils.

This book focuses on the impact of sustainable management of soil and environment on improving the functioning of soil-ecosystems and agronomic productivity, and also discusses food security, nutrient cycling, recent advances in INM technologies, eco-friendly cultivation, agricultural practices to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as conservation agriculture and its effects, and strategies for soil sustainability. Offering a comprehensive overview of management in the context of the sustainability of soil and the agroecosystems that it supports, it demonstrates the options available and provides insights into restoring soil health and matching soil nutrient supply with crop demand to ensure nutritional security in an eco-friendly environment.

Keywords

Management Strategies Sustainability Soil Restoration Environmental Friendly Agroecosystem

Editors and affiliations

  • Ram Swaroop Meena
    • 1
  • Sandeep Kumar
    • 2
  • Jitendra Singh Bohra
    • 3
  • Mangi Lal Jat
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of AgronomyInstitute of Agricultural Sciences, BHUVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Department of AgronomyIndian Council of Agricultural ResearchNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of AgronomyInstitute of Agricultural Sciences, BHUVaranasiIndia
  4. 4.International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)New DelhiIndia

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