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Sustainable Organic Agriculture

H A Modi (Author)

Pollution free environment is essential for sustaining life of all living beings on the earth. While technology included farming is required for feeding the surging population the excessive use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and weedicides in agriculture has caused environmental imbalance and is causing problems to all living beings on the earth. Ecofriendly farming or organic agriculture or natural farming has emerged as the only answer to bring sustainability to agriculture. Eco-friendly farming is a farming of integration of biological, cultural and natural inputs including integrated diseases and pest management practices. It not only advocates for stopping or restricting the use of pesticides but also emphasises the need for farming which should create an ecological balance and a micro environment suitable for health and growth of soil micro flora plants animals farm workers and finally the vast population which consumes the farm produce. Sustainable agriculture involves the successful management of agricultural resources to satisfy changing human needs while maintaining or enhancing the environment quality and conserving natural resources.

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About the author

H A Modi

Dr. H A Modi is M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Microbiology.  Presently, he is a Associate Professor (Microbiology) at Department of Life Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. He is a recognized Ph.D. guiding teacher in Microbiology and Biotechnology at Gujarat University (Ahmedabad), North Gujarat University (Patan), Gujarat Vidyapeeth (Ahmedabad), Ganpat University (Kherva-Mehsana) and S.V. University (Gandhinagar), supervising Ph.D. Students in fields of Enzyme biotechnology, Bioconversion technology, Mushroomology, Biocontrol, Biocomposting etc. He is a Visiting Professor at P.G. Departments of many universities. He has presented several scientific presentations at National as well as International conferences, seminars and symposia. His research papers have been published in journals of national and international repute. He is a member of many prestigious academic and professional organizations.

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Title Sustainable Organic Agriculture
Author H A Modi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 14.07.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788179103913
length xvii+254p.