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Book Details

Book Name :

Advances in Agro-technology Vol II

Author Name :

Humberto Gonzalez Rodriguez, Narayan Chandra Sarkar, A V Ramanjaneyulu and Ratikanta Maiti

Price : INR 1600

Discount Price : INR 1000

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This second volume is a sequel to the first volume of Advances in Agrotechnology. The agricultural production today is faced with several constraints like fast degradation and depletion of natural resources. Further, the intensive agricultural practices followed worldwide with a view to improve global food production have resulted in stabilization of productivity levels. Besides genetic resources and modern biotechnological tools, the natural resource management also play a vital role in conserving and efficient utilization of land and water thus help to improve the productivity.
The greatest challenge before the global agricultural scientists in the ensuing decades will be to enhance food production from current levels to more than proportional to population growth from shirking land and water resources on one hand and meager chances of increasing the cultivable land on the other hand. Significant advancement has been taken place across the world in the arena of managing the natural resources. This is the most important area in the 21st Century to be addressed with great care for assuring food and nutritional security. To fulfill these objectives, the editors have identified the areas viz., management of problematic soils, rainfed dry lands and weeds, efficient utilization of water through construction of farm ponds and adoption of micro irrigation with due care for water quality, integrated nutrient management for conjunctive use of organic and inorganic sources of nutrition with a view to sustain the soil fertility and improve the soil productivity, use of modern tools like remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) for preparation of prediction models and reduce the cost of cultivation with due consideration to climate. The book also covered another interesting topic on cost effective biofortification with main emphasis on micronutrient management with an objective of addressing the problem of alleviating micronutrient malnutrition. Further, precision farming chapter which covered technology for the developed as well as developing countries is another important one. The elicit discussion on biological control of diseases is the value addition of the book around the scope of the context.
In this era of advancements in information and communication technologies, huge amount of information generated is available to readers. However, it is a matter of confusion to the readers to select best out of it. The resource persons and editors have made sincere efforts to pen the chapters by reviewing the global research published in international and national journals/periodicals/monographs in an orderly and simple manner for easy understanding.
We feel that this volume is very useful for the policy makers, scientists, teachers, research scholars and educated peasants. It also provides the basis for further research on the chapters narrated.
We wish to congratulate contributors who have provided specialized and advanced information on various chapters making them highly productive for the readers. This is a humble effort of enthusiastic editors who have edited and compiled the information contributed by resource persons involved in diversified fields of research.