No-till Farming Systems for Sustainable Agriculture

Challenges and Opportunities

Editors: Dang, Yash, Dalal, Ram, Menzies, Neal W. (Eds.)

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This book is a comprehensive summary of current global research on no-till farming, and its benefits and challenges from various agronomic, environmental, social and economic perspectives. It details the characteristics and future requirements of no-till farming systems across different geographic and climatic regions, and outlines what is needed to increase the uptake of no-till farming globally.

Over 35 chapters, this book covers in detail the agronomic and soil management issues that must be resolved to ensure the successful implementation of these systems. Important economic, environmental, social and policy considerations are discussed. It also features a series of case studies across a number of regions globally, highlighting the challenges and opportunities for no-till and how these may vary depending on climate and geopolitical location.

This book is a remarkable compilation by experts in no-till farming systems. The promotion and expansion of no-till farming systems worldwide will be critical for food security, and resource and environmental sustainability. This is an invaluable reference for both researchers and practitioners grappling with the challenges of feeding the world’s rising population in an environment increasingly impacted by climate change. It is an essential reading for those seeking to understand the complexity of no-till farming systems and how best to optimise these systems in their region.

About the authors

Dr Yash Dang is a Senior Research Fellow at The University of Queensland with extensive experience in soil and nutrient management in agricultural systems. He has significant research expertise in the area of crop production in no-till farming systems, as well as in strategic tillage, soil constraint management and sustainable land management practices. Yash has been a passionate advocate for constructive engagement with farmers to develop collaborative, participatory research. He is looking forward to farming systems evolving to meet the global demand for food in an environment increasingly impacted by the challenges of climate change and land degradation. 


Professor Ram Dalal is a Professor at the University of Queensland. He has contributed significantly to creating awareness in the farming, scientific and general community to the seriousness and insidious nature of soil degradation and the importance of no-till farming systems to help increase agricultural sustainability. He has helped develop and implement restorative practices for sustainable land management both nationally and internationally. It is now nationally recognized by policy makers and politicians that land degradation and sustainable land management are the national and international priorities. 


Professor Neal Menzies is the Dean of Agriculture at the University of Queensland. He has a passion for agriculture and the environment, and has used his role as a research leader and a teacher to inspire the next generation of researchers and practitioners to enter into this highly rewarding field. He believes that environmental scientists must go further than identifying the negative impact of human activity on the environment and must also deliver workable solutions to the problems. While his research spans a range of agricultural and environmental chemistry issues, he considers himself primarily a soil scientist, and sees soil science as a central discipline in the development of sustainable intensification for agricultural production


Table of contents (35 chapters)

Table of contents (35 chapters)
  • No-till Farming Systems for Sustainable Agriculture: An Overview

    Pages 3-20

    Dang, Yash P. (et al.)

  • Managing Crop Rotations in No-till Farming Systems

    Pages 21-31

    Rusinamhodzi, Leonard

  • Challenges and Opportunities in Managing Crop Residue for Multiple Benefits

    Pages 33-45

    Setia, Raj (et al.)

  • Managing Cover Crops in No-Till Farming Systems

    Pages 47-63

    DeLaune, Paul

  • Challenges and Opportunities in Fertilizer Placement in No-Till Farming Systems

    Pages 65-81

    Norton, Robert M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
No-till Farming Systems for Sustainable Agriculture
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Opportunities
Editors
  • Yash Dang
  • Ram Dalal
  • Neal W. Menzies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46409-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46409-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-46408-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 647
Number of Illustrations
36 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour
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