Sustainable Agriculture and the International Rice-Wheat System

Edited by Rattan Lal, Peter R. Hobbs, Norman Uphoff, David O. Hansen 
Marcel Dekker  2004  

Hard Cover  450 pages, Illustrated  ISBN 9780824754914      £145.00
  • Includes machinery designs from the United States, Brazil, Australia, and South America
  • Offers a chapter coauthored by Dr. Norman Borlaug-recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Covers economic and social issues relating to no-till farming
  • Discusses challenges and opportunities in no-till farming in relation to soil structure, temperature, and moisture; root growth and proliferation; and elemental cycling and the greenhouse effect

    Addressing a topic of major importance to the maintenance of world food supplies, this reference identifies knowledge gaps, defines priorities, and formulates recommendations for the improvement of the rice-wheat farming system-revealing new systems of rice intensification and management while illustrating the application of no-till and conservation farming to the rice-wheat system with case studies from India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

    Partial Contents

    Prospects of world agriculture in the 21st century
    Soil and water resources of South Asia in an uncertain climate
    Food security and environmental sustainability
    Historical development of no-till farming
    Agroecological thoughts on zero tillage: Possibilities for improving both crop components of rice-wheat farming systems with rice intensification
    Problems and challenges of no-till farming for the rice-wheat systems of the Indo-Gangetic Plains in South Asia
    Opportunities and constraints for reduced tillage practices in the rice-wheat cropping system
    No-tillage farming in the rice-wheat cropping system in India
    No-till option for the rice-wheat cropping system in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India
    Principles and practices of tillage systems for rice-wheat cropping systems in the Indo Gangetic Plains of South Asia
    No-till in the rice-wheat system: An experience from Nepal
    Impact of no-till farming on wheat production and resource conservation in the rice-wheat zone of Punjab, Pakistan
    Impact of no-till farming on the rice-wheat system in Bangladesh

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    Marcel Dekker : Summer 2004 : agriculture & forestry : crops : rice : sustainable agriculture : sustainable development : wheat

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