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Organic Farming in 21st Century: Concept, Innovation and Perspectives

G K Koutu (Author) V S Gaur (Author) S B Agrawal (Author) Ors. (Author)

Organic farming is a rapidly evolving area of contemporary agriculture, which is attracting huge attention from the modern farmers, scientists, academicians and researchers' side because of the increased consumer demand for safe and quality agriculture produce.  Since, the re-inception of the idea of “Organic Farming” several concepts, technologies, success stories and farmers experiences right from the beginning from preparation of soil and choice of seed materials to marketing and export of the organic produce have emerged which needs to be brought into documentation in the form of a book that would provide a resource or one stop solution to both sensitize and provide the knowledge to the students and farmers who wish to practice Organic Agriculture.

Contents: Organic Farming: Need of the Time: 1. The corona crisis: a look into the organic agriculture for revival/Das Jagruti, Aniketa Horo and Siddharth Suman Das. 2. Organic farming is a need of the time/Suman Jitendra. 3. Present situation of organic farming: an overview/S. K. Rajak, R. K. Solanki, R. K. Panse and G. K. Koutu. 4. The Role of government policy in empowerment of organic farming and today’s challenges in India/Kumar Amresh, Jagriti Rai, Partha Palit, M. Dutta Choudhury. 5. Changing scenario of Indian organic farming/Upadhyay Sandeep, Arpit Suryawanshi and R. K. Thakur. Soil Health and Nutrition: 6. Agriculturally beneficial microorganisms: vital source for soil health and food security/S. S. Baghel and S. B. Agrawal. 7. Nutrient management options in organic crop production/Dinesh Kumar. 8. Biofertilisers for organic farming in horticultural crops and soil health/Balakumbahan R, R. Poorniammal, V. Sivakumar and D. Janaki. 9. Vermiculturing and vermicomposting for protection of environment, improve soil health and productivity of crops/S. B. Agrawal, S. S. Baghel and R. K. Thakur. 10. Composting a way to turn garbage into ‘black gold’ for agriculture/D. K. Mishra. Management Practices: 11. Weed management in organic agriculture/R. P. Dubey, G. N. Dhanpal and P. K. Singh. 12. Climate-smart insect pest management approaches to reduce crop losses and enhancing ecosystem services/Pal Subhajit, Digvijay Singh, Swapnil, Shrawan Kumar Sahani, Sujay Kumar Paul and Animesh Chowdhury. 13. Development of seed chain system of farmers varieties: a multi-dimensional approach for its conservation and upliftment of socio-economic status of small and marginal farmers of Madhya Pradesh/Koutu, G. K., Shivram Krishna, Amita Sharma, Vikram Singh Gaur and Uttam Bisen. 14. Water resource conservation technology for forest area of Madhya Pradesh/Deshmukh Ghanshyam, Ajay Singh Lodhi, Risikesh Thakur and S. Bhalawe. Manures and Biofertilisers: 15. Potential and limitations of green manuring as a component of organic agriculture/Deshmukh K. K, N. K. Singh and G. K. Rana. 16. Concept of nitrification inhibitors and slow release nitrogenous fertilizer/Minu Mohan, Romila Xess, Sunita Meher. 17. Effect of microorganisms on organic farming and their applications/Raypuriya Neelesh. Extension and ITK: 18. Role of agriculture extension in organic farming/Surendra Kumar Rai, Aparna Jaiswal, S. Sarvade, A. K. Shrivastava, Vishal Meshram and Mohammad Imran Khan. 19. Use of Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) and Innovations in Organic Farming/Aakash, Divya Bhayal, Lalita Bhayal and Nidhi Rai. 20. Utilization of ITKs and innovations in organic farming/Makhan Singh Karada, Dheer Agnihotri, Kanchan Pathak and Jiwan Paudel. 21. Indigenous water conservation techniques/Trivedi Ayushi and Nirjharnee Nandeha. Market and Exports: 22. Certification of organic inputs and products/Priyanka T. and B. Deepak Reddy. 23. Current market opportunities and challenges for organic products in India/Verma Devendra Kumar and Jagruti Das. 24. Organic agriculture: it’s status, market and export/Athnere Sonal, Shrishti Mehra and Nidhi Rai. 25. Processing and marketing of organic improved Chinnor rice: a movement towards the prosperity/Uttam Bisen, S. B. Agrawal, N. K. Bisen, Mohammad Imran Khan, K. Goutam. 26. Role of ICTs in organic farming and marketing of organic produce/M. Ravikishore, P. Supriya and G. Narayana Swamy. 27. Organic farming for enhancing rural livelihoods: a success story/Satyajeet, Shashi Vashisht and S. P. Yadav. Organic Farming Problems and Prospects: 28. Problems and perspectives in organic farming/Masram Shweta, Nidhi Verma, Pranay Bharti and Neelam Bisen. 29. Problems and solutions associated with organic farming/Sulochna, Peeyush Kumar Jaysawal, Md. Parwaiz Alam, Aakash, Sandeep Kumar Maurya and Prachi Pandey. 30. Overview: relevance, constrains and future prospects of organic farming in India/Raj Manish, Lingutla Sirisha, Kanhaiya Lal. 31. Future perspectives of organic farming/Singh Alok Kumar and Srishti Dipriya Minz. Case Studies: 32. Introduction of organic cultivation of Chenopodium quinoa in the rainfed rice fallow fields of Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh/N. K. Singh, G. K. Koutu, N. K. Bisen, K. K. Deshmukh and K. P. S. Saini. 33. Organic production of cotton/Ahirwar S. K., Surendra Pannase and S. D. Sawarkar. 34. Organic vegetables production under protected conditions: way of self employment for rural youth/Kumar Mukul, P. K. Dwivedi, R. S. Raghav, S. Dubey, B. Singh, A. K. Singh6 and R. P. Singh. 35. Value addition of raw mangoes at domestic level/Xess Romila and N. R. Rangare.

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Title Organic Farming in 21st Century: Concept, Innovation and Perspectives
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.03.2021
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Agrobios
Language: English
isbn 9788194748007
length 375p.