Conservation Agriculture

Editors: Farooq, Muhammad, Siddique, Kadambot (Eds.)

  • Written by experts in the field
  • Presents recent advances in conservation agriculture research and development
  • Focuses on environmentally sustainable and profitable food production systems
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Conservation agriculture—consisting of four components including permanent soil cover, minimum soil disturbance, diversified crop rotations and integrated weed management—is considered the principal pathway to sustainable agriculture and the conservation of natural resources and the environment. Leading researchers in the field describe the basic principles of conservation agriculture, and synthesize recent advances and developments in conservation agriculture research. This book is a ready reference on conservation agriculture and reinforces the understanding for its utilization to develop environmentally sustainable and profitable food production systems. The book describes various elements of conservation agriculture; highlights the associated breeding and modeling efforts; analyses the experiences and challenges in conservation agriculture in different regions of the world; and proposes some pragmatic options and new areas of research in this very important area of agriculture.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Conservation Agriculture: Concepts, Brief History, and Impacts on Agricultural Systems

    Farooq, Muhammad (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Crop Rotations and Residue Management in Conservation Agriculture

    Rusinamhodzi, Leonard

    Pages 21-37

  • Weed Management in Conservation Agriculture Systems

    Singh, V.P. (et al.)

    Pages 39-77

  • Nutrient Management Perspectives in Conservation Agriculture

    Dordas, Christos

    Pages 79-107

  • Farm Machinery for Conservation Agriculture

    Mkomwa, S. (et al.)

    Pages 109-131

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eBook $159.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-11619-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35055-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conservation Agriculture
Editors
  • Muhammad Farooq
  • Kadambot Siddique
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-11620-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-11620-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-11619-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35055-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 665
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 illustrations in colour
Topics