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Global Perspectives and Methods
1st Edition - November 23, 2018
Editors: Sarath Chandran, Unni M.R., Sabu Thomas
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Organic Farming: Global Perspectives and Methods explores the core definition and concepts of organic farming in sustainability, its influence on the ecosystem, the significance… Read more
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Organic Farming: Global Perspectives and Methods explores the core definition and concepts of organic farming in sustainability, its influence on the ecosystem, the significance of seed, soil management, water management, weed management, the significance of microorganisms in organic farming, livestock management, and waste management. The book provides readers with a basic idea of organic farming that presents advancements in the field and insights on the future. Written by a team of global experts, and with the aim of providing a current understanding of organic farming, this resource is valuable for researchers, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows from academia and research institutions.
Presents the basic principles of organic farming and sustainable development
Discusses the role of soil in organic agriculture
Addresses various strategies in seed processing and seed storing, seed bed preparation, watering of seeds and seed quality improvement
Includes updated information on organic fertilizers and their preparation techniques
Researchers, post-doctoral fellows, academicians and industry related to agriculture, farming
1. Contribution of Organic Farming Towards Global Food Security: An Overview
2. Fertilizer Management Strategies for Enhancing Nutrient use Efficiency and Sustainable Wheat Production
3. Pest Control
4. Fertilizers: Need for New Strategies
5. Integrated Weed Management in Organic Farming
6. Role of Microorganisms (Mycorrhizae) in Organic Farming
7. No-Till Organic Farming may be Possible with a System Approach
8. Interactions Between Flowering Plants and Arthropods in Organic Agroecosystems: A Review and a Case Study
9. Fertilizer Management Strategies for Sustainable Rice Production
10. Future Perspective in Organic Farming Fertilization: Management and Product
11. Understanding Organic Agriculture Through a Legal Perspective
12. Bioenergy Production and Organic Agriculture
13. The Potential of Agro-Ecological Properties in Fulfilling The Promise of Organic Farming: A Case Study of Bean Root Rots and Yields in Iran
No. of pages: 436
Published: November 23, 2018
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Paperback ISBN: 9780128132722
eBook ISBN: 9780128132739
Dr. Sarathchandran C currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Science and Humanities, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai. He obtained his Ph. D. in 2016 from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.
Affiliations and expertise
Department of Science, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai, India. His research interests include photocatalysis, green energy harvesting from various sources including, development of eco-friendly fuels, etc.
Sri. Unni M. R., is the Hon. Director of Inter University Center for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is also the Registrar, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Affiliations and expertise
Inter University Center for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture, Mahatma Gandhi University, Registrar, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India
Prof. Sabu Thomas is one of India’s most renowned scientists known for his contributions in polymer science and nanotechnology. He is a scientist, administrator and a teacher of national and international students. He joined Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, to pursue his bachelor’s degree in polymer science and rubber technology.
He went on to complete his Ph. D. at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. After attaining industrial experience, he returned to Mahatma Gandhi University, India, as a lecturer. He currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi University.
He has guided over 116 Ph. D students. He has received several national and international awards for best researcher and is a member of numerous scientific bodies and committees. He has been honoured with honorary doctorates from University of South Brittany, France; University of Lorraine, France and Siberian Federal University, Russia. He has authored more than 1,200 research publications and 156 books. He has been ranked 114th in the list of the world’s best scientists (Stanford University, USA). He was also selected for the DST Nanomission award 2020. He received Honorary Professorship from Siberian Federal University in 2020. Last year he was honoured with C.N.R Rao Award Prize Lecture in Advanced Materials by Materials Research Society of India (MRSI). He was elected as the Foreign Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc)-2019. In 2022 he was honoured the Bailey Medal Award and in 2021 was awarded the Kairali Lifetime Research Award 2021 by the Kerala government.
Affiliations and expertise
Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India