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Handbook of Composite Organic Farming

Dharamvir Hota (Editor) Himadri Panda (Editor)
Synopsis Our concern about environmental safety and sustainability of land productivity is increasing among the scientists, environmentalists and higher officials. With the increasing population, it is also becoming clear that food security for the millions will not be possible unless the available resources are efficiently utilized for increasing the productivity. The strategy adopted during the green revolution cannot be valid anymore under the present conditions. A new strategy of living with the nature and nurturing it of sustainable high productivity should be evolved. Though the use of chemical inputs cannot be altogether avoided, but their use in agriculture has to be minimized or rationalized. So organic farming shows us the way to effectively use the available natural resources for the benefit of the mankind. But unfortunately there are a lot of misunderstanding. A compilation of the available information with upgrading technology has been felt need of students, research workers, agriculturists, environmentalists and scientists in the field of agriculture. In this handbook almost all the aspects related to organic farming are covered with a balanced approach. The author demonstrates the newness of the organic concept for readers. This will help readers to discover easily the philosophical and technical differences between organic and conventional farming system
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About the authors

Dharamvir Hota

Dr. Dharamvir Hota is presently the emeritus professor in the department of agriculture science and economics, an appointment he has enjoyed since 1998. He was a senior researcher at the International Institute of Agricultural Science, where he worked on the use of genetically modified crops for structure determination of molecular modeling. He has been teaching and doing research on agricultural systems in an around the country. He teaches soil since, organic agriculture and land use, and conducts research on the effects of organic and conventional farming systems on soil, crop productivity and quality, with publication appearing in various internationally reputed journals.

Himadri Panda

Himadri Panda, M.Sc. FIC, FICS is a Industrial and Technical Consultant of GIDC. He is a fellow of Essential Oil Association of India, Indian Pulp & Paper Technical Association, Indian National Science Congress, Oil & Colour Chemist’s Association (U.K.). He is also a Member of Chinese Academy of forestry. He was also Chief Chemist (R&D) of I.T.R. Co. Ltd., Bareilly (U.P.) and Former Chief Chemist (Q.C.& R&D) Tarpina Private Ltd., Ramnagar, Uttaranchal

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Bibliographic information

Title Handbook of Composite Organic Farming
Format Hardcover
Date published: 11.11.2008
Publisher Gene-Tech Books
Language: English
isbn 8189729810
length viii+280p., Tables