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Handbook of Organic Farming & Biofertilizers

 
A.C. Gaur (Author)
Synopsis This book highlights various sources of organic and biological agents which can be used for organic farming and biological agents which can be used for organic farming and as well as for maintenance of soil fertility over years’. Organic manures are byproducts of processes of decomposition of organic materials available both in rural and urban areas. Organic manures have been used by the farmers from the beginning of agriculture. But it was neglected in India during the past two to three decades. This book by Dr. gaur on Organic farming and Biofertilizers is a very timely one, since there s growing interest in organic farming both in India and globally. Organic farming based on the use of techniques of soil and plant health management without the application of mineral fertilizers and chemical pesticides, requires a considerable amount of scientific underpinning. We must standardize methods of maintaining and enhancing soil productivity in perpetuity without associated ecological harm. This is a pathway to an Evergreen revolution which is essential to enabling farm families with small holdings to produce adequate marketable surplus for a reasonable income. Dr. Gaur has given extensive information on methods of improving soil health based on the application of biofertilizers, green manures and cereal-legume rotation.
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About the author

A.C. Gaur

Professor A.C. Gaur, M.Sc. Ag. (Agra) D.Phil (Allahabad), D.Sc. (Paris) has 40 years of research and 35 years of teaching experience in the field of Soil Microbiology in the area of organic and Biobertilizers. Dr. Gaur has a very distinguished career in his field and has worked in the renowned instructions, Viz; University of Allahabad, North Western University, Evanston, III, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohil, USA, university of Paris, Paris (France), Institute of Soil Biochemistry, FAL, Braunschweig, (Germany), All union Institute of Agricultural Microbiology (USSR) and Indian Agriculture research Institute, New Delhi. He has widely traveled to U.S.A., Europe, South east Asian Countries, Western Somoa, Cook Islands, marshal Islands, Figi, Newzealand and Australia and has participated in several International conferences and meetings including that of F.A.O., He is fellow of national academy Agricultural sciences of India (NAAS). He has held several key positions at IARI, New Delhi such as Soil Microbiologist (1964-1971), Senior Microbiologist (1971-1977). He was professor during 1977-1993 and Head of the Division of Microbiology during 1985-1993. After superannuation he further worked professor of Agricultural Microbiology, AMU, Aligarh and Emeritus Scientist (DST), New Delhi. He is author of 180 research and review papers and five books. He has contributed a great deal in the field of organic farming and biofertilizers and the technologies are being used for large scale composting and biofertilizer production.

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Bibliographic information

Title Handbook of Organic Farming & Biofertilizers
Author A.C. Gaur
Format Hardcover
Date published: 19.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Ambica Book Agency
Language: English
isbn 8187118032
length xvi+667p., Tables; Figures; References; Annexures; 23cm.