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Agricultural Sustainability [Elektronisk resurs] Progress and Prospects in Crop Research / Edited by Gurbir S. Bhullar and Navreet K. Bhullar

Bhullar, Gurbir S. (redaktör/utgivare)
Bhullar, Navreet K. (redaktör/utgivare)
London : Academic Press, 2013
Engelska online resource (xviii, 292 s.
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  • Section I: Agricultural Biodiversity, Organic Farming, and New Crops -- Chapter 1. Functional Agrobiodiversity: The Key to Sustainability?/ Paolo Bàrberi -- Chapter 2. Organic Agriculture - Driving Innovations in Crop Research/ Dionys Forster, Noah Adamtey, Monika M. Messmer, Lukas Pfiffner, Brian Baker, Beate Huber, Urs Niggli -- Chapter 3. Guar: An Industrial Crop from Marginal Farms/ N.A. Kuravadi, S. Verma, S. Pareek, P. Gahlot, S. Kumari, U.K. Tanwar, P. Bhatele, M. Choudhary, K.S. Gill, V. Pruthi, S.K. Tripathi, K.S. Dhugga, G.S. Randhawa -- Section II: Effective Management of Resources (Nutrients and Water) and Crop Modelling -- Chapter 4. Nitrogen Use as a Component of Sustainable Crop Systems/ Amritbir Riar, David Coventry -- Chapter 5. Potential of Management Practices and Amendments for Preventing Nutrient Deficiencies in Field Crops under Organic Cropping Systems/ Sukhdev S. Malhi, Tarlok S. Sahota, Kabal S. Gill -- Chapter 6. Effective Management of Scarce Water Resources in North-West India/ Sudhir-Yadav, Balwinder-Singh, Elizabeth Humphreys, Surinder Singh Kukal -- Chapter 7. Modeling for Agricultural Sustainability: A Review/ Mukhtar Ahmed, Muhammad Asif, Arvind H. Hirani, Mustazar N. Akram, Aakash Goyal -- Section III: Molecular, Biotechnological, and Industrial Approaches for Enhancement of Crop Production and Quality -- Chapter 8. Biotechnological Approaches for Increasing Productivity and Sustainability of Rice Production/ D.S. Brar, G.S. Khush -- Chapter 9. Biofortification of Staple Crops/ Vishal Chugh, Harcharan S. Dhaliwal -- Chapter 10. Nutrient-focused Processing of Rice/ Nadina Müller-Fischer -- Chapter 11. Virus Resistance Breeding in Cool Season Food Legumes: Integrating Traditional and Molecular Approaches/ Shalu Jain, Kevin McPhee, Ajay Kumar, Reyazul Rouf Mir, Ravinder Singh -- Section IV: Expert Advice on Policy and Developmental Aspects -- Chapter 12. Talking Agricultural Sustainability Issues - an Interview with Dr. Gurdev Khush/ Gurbir S. Bhullar -- Chapter 13. Economics and Politics of Farm Subsidies in India/ S.S. Johl -- Chapter 14. Public-Private Partnership and Policy Reforms for Effective Agricultural Research, Development, and Training: A Viewpoint/ Sant S. Virmani -- Chapter 15. Contract-Farming for Production and Procurement of Mint: Lessons from Personal Experience/ Tarlok S. Sahota. 
  • Collaboratively written by top international experts and established scientists in various fields of agricultural research, this book focuses on the state of food production and sustainability; the problems with degradation of valuable sources of land, water, and air and their effects on food crops; the increasing demand of food resources; and the challenges of food security worldwide. The book provides cutting edge scientific tools and methods of research as well as solid background information that is accessible for those who have a strong interest in agricultural research and development and want to learn more on the challenges facing the global agricultural production systems. 
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