Technology Frontiers for Soil Management

Srinivasarao, CH and Lal, R and Rao, D L N and Sahrawat, K L and Gupta, R K and Balloli, S S and Srinivas, K (2015) Technology Frontiers for Soil Management. In: State of Indian Agriculture - Soil. National Academy of Agricultural Sciences(NAAS), New Delhi, pp. 294-309. ISBN 9788193152447

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The challenge of producing more food would be much greater in the coming decades as the much-needed growth rates of food production is now supported by weak land-resource base with several soil-related production constraints in lesser available. cultivable land area. It is projected that by 2030 India will require a minimum of 304 million tons CMt) of foodgrains, 175 Mt of vegetables, 96 Mt of fruits, 170 Mt of milk and 21 Mt of meat, eggs and fish. Climate change in terms of increased number of droughts years, reduced number of rainy days, improper distributi~g of rainfall, cyclones, hailstorms and other adverse events, besides several biotic stresses are important challenges to achieve agricultural production and growth. The need of the hour is to (i) refine the existing technologies to meet the needs to contemporary agricultural systems, (ii) cope with the weather aberrations and (iii) meet the demands of diversified food preferences of the Indian population. Some of the technologies are discussed here after, which have the potential to improve the soil health, protect natural resources such as land and water, safe-guard environment, besides offering mechanisms to cope with the weather aberrations and extreme events...

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: RP-Resilient Dryland Systems
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soil Management, Soil Science, Technology, Soil Improvement
Subjects: Others > Soil Science
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 10:48
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 03:02
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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