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Organic Farming: Prototype for Sustainable Agricultures

Parmeshwar Singh (Author)

Organic farming system in india is not new and is being followed from ancient time. It is a method of farming system which primarily aimed at cultivating the land and raising crops in such a way, as to keep the soil alive and in good health by use of organic wastes (crop, animal and farm wastes, aquatic wastes) and other biological materials along with beneficial microbes (biofertilizers) to release nutrients to crops for increased sustainable producation in an eco friendly pollution free environment. FAO suggested that "Organic agriculture is a unique producation management system which promotes and enhances agro-ecosystem health, including biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity, and this is accomplished by using on-farm agronomic, biological and mechanical methods in exclusion of all synthetic off-farm inputs". The present book spells out both the principles underlying organic farming and the practical ways in which farmers can respond. This in one of the few books on organic farming- for beginners or transitioning farmers, growing crops or raising animals-information on everything from getting started to marketing strategies.

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About the author

Parmeshwar Singh

Dr. Parmeshwar Singh, Ex-principal Scientis/Professor (Agronomy) has completed his early education from Udai Pratap College, Varanasi and studied at GAC Kanpur & BAC Sabour for his B.Sc.Ag & M.S.Ag. (Agron.) degree respectively and obtained his Ph.D. degree from APS University Rewa. His several Research Papers have been published in reputed journals and presented in International and National level conferences/symposia/workshops. He is also author of many books.

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Title Organic Farming: Prototype for Sustainable Agricultures
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.09.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788126164288
length viii+304p., Illustrations; 24cm.