In the Indian context agriculture has a great historical and cultural recognition that found mention in the Vedic literature. Agriculture which has been the key sector for Indian economy and rural prosperity is going under serious threats now a days in terms of dwindling land and water resources, raising the cost of cultivation, indebtedness, depleting nutrients base and production capacity of soils, ecological degradation and climate change. In India, agriculture provides direct and indirect livelihood support to about 60 per cent of population in rural areas and is still, a key sector of economy. In order to face the emerging challenges, there is need to develop synergistic and coherent strategies for crop productivity providing livelihood options to the rural masses. Integrated nutrient management strategies can help in reducing demand for food and improve socio-economic of rural people and it also mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, improves in soil fertility, biodiversity conservation and many other benefits. This book is more useful for the scientists, teachers, students, extension workers and policy planners who are involved in the area of agriculture and rural development.
Avanish Kumar Singh
Avanish Kumar Singh, M. Sc. (Ag.) in Agronomy, working as Scientist-Agronomy; R. P. Singh, Ph. D. in Plant Pathology, working as Senior Scientist and Head and A. K. Singh, M. Sc. (Ag.) in Genetics and Plant Breeding, working as Farm Manager in Mahayogi Gorakhnath Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
R. P. Singh
A. K. Singh
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
French bean, Integrated Nutrient Management, Growth, Yield, farm yard manure, Vermicompost, biocompost, organic fertilizer
SCIENCE / Horticulture