Evaluation of crop production systems based on locally available biological inputs

Rupela, O P and Gowda, C L L and Wani, S P and Hameeda, B (2006) Evaluation of crop production systems based on locally available biological inputs. In: Biological approaches to sustainable soil systemes. CRC Press, Baca Raton, Florida, USA, 501-515 . ISBN 9781574445831

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Crop production systems that require chemical fertilizers, pesticides, machinery for tillage, and irrigation water are expensive. In countries such as India, they have started to undermine the water security of future generations, contributing to soil and water pollution particularly when synthetic pesticides are not used properly. It is true that agriculture as practiced 100 years ago without modern inputs had lower productivity than present systems of production. However, many premodern practices, such as the use of organic manures to enhance soil fertility and of herbal extracts to protect crops, can be made more efficient by the scientific knowledge that has been gained over the past century, making crop production more sustainable while still achieving high productivity.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
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Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2011 06:01
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2011 06:01
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/2581
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