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Textbook of Organic Farming

D. Kumari Manimuthu Veeral (Author)

Agricultural is practiced by 120 million farm families who live in 6.5 lakh villages. About 77% of total farming community belonhs to marginal and small farmers, who possess only 30% of total operated area. On the other hand the per capita avaliability of land from time, independence of the country has declined. Out of 328.8 mha of total geographical area, 18% under forest, 13.5% is not available for cultivation. Only 144 mha is available for cultivation which has to sustain the one billion of population.

The post green revolution ear in the Agriculture and allied sector has witnessed a decreasing growth rate, decline in size of land holding, depleting and diminishing retuns have brought down the agricultural growth and the consequent widening the gap between rural and urban incomes has become a major cause of concern.

The publication brings out the various organic farming practives, indigenous knowledge in organic farming, principles in compost making, choice of varieties, nutrient and pest and disease management through organic farming. All the chapters in the book have been meticulously comprehended, compiled and presented with fine skill and suggestions and welcome for futher improvement of this publication.

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About the author

D. Kumari Manimuthu Veeral

D. Kumari Manimuthu Veeral (b.May, 1972) is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agricultural, Animal University, Annamalainagar. She holds over 15 years of teaching and research experience. She won cash prize during Platinum Jublee Celebration of Annamail University, 2004 in addition to best paper award-2005 by Agricultural Research Information Centre, Hisar-2005. She has also delivered a number of guest lectures.

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Title Textbook of Organic Farming
Format Hardcover
Date published: 18.02.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788183213639
length 232p., Illustrations; 25cm.