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Adaptive Agronomic Practices for Sustaining Food Production

  • Pradeep Kumar Dubey
  • Gopal Shankar Singh
  • Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Abstract

Agronomic practices play a major role in enhancing the productivity of agricultural crops. However, such agronomic practices under changing climatic condition is not adequate to enhance crop production as the changing climatic conditions are reported to negatively affect crop growth, yield, soil quality and thereby the nutritional quality of agricultural produce. Furthermore, maintaining critical resources including water is a challenging task under changing climatic conditions. Therefore, the wise adoption of various adaptive, specifically resource-conserving agricultural practices such as intercropping, crop rotation, agroforestry, mixed crop-livestock farming, mulching, and the push–pull system of crop pest and disease management etc. are imperative to cope-up with such adverse situations. The present chapter describes such agronomic practices and their benefits in detail.

Keywords

Adaptive agricultural practices Crop diversification Mulching Organic farming Resource conserving practices 

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  • Pradeep Kumar Dubey
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  • Gopal Shankar Singh
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  1. 1.Institute of Environment & Sustainable DevelopmentBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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