Increasing input resources use efficiency through appropriate weed management in Indian agriculture

Rao, A N and Wani, S P and Ladha, J K (2017) Increasing input resources use efficiency through appropriate weed management in Indian agriculture. In: Biennial Conference of the Indian Society of Weed Science on “Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022: The Role of Weed Science, March 1-3, 2017, MPUA&T, Udaipur, Rajasthan.

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Indian agriculture plays a major role in the country’s economy with 60% of India’s population depending on agriculture sector. The central concern of Indian agriculture is low productivity, evident in modest average crop yields. India may need at least 20 million tons of additional food every year to meet the minimum food and nutritional demands of the growing population which is expected to be 1.7 billion by 2050. Thus the greatest challenge for Indian agriculture is to produce more with minimal input resources without causing imbalance to environment and in a sustainable manner. One of the approaches to face the challenge is production of crops with increased input resource use efficiency by managing impediments such as weeds, which are adaptable to all adverse environments and compete with the crops for utilization of land, labor, light, nutrients and water resources (Yaduraju and Rao 2013). In this presentation, an effort is made to give an overall picture of resources used in Indian agriculture, extent of competition by weeds for resources with crops and extent of losses caused by weeds and appropriate weed management strategies for enhancing input resources use efficiency of crops for attaining increased crop productivity and production to meet the present and future demands of Indian population.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Input resources, Weed management, Indian agriculture
Subjects: Others > Agriculture
Others > Weed Science
Others > Indian Agriculture
Others > India
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 04:40
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 04:40
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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