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Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) in a Sustainable Rice-Wheat Cropping System

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ISBN-10: 1402098758

ISBN-13: 9781402098758

Edition: 2009

Authors: Anil Mahajan, R. D. Gupta

List price: $229.00
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With depleted soils and reduced ground water levels from intensive agriculture, India s rice and wheat crops are in crisis. Yet the nation s population will rise from today s 1.18 billion people to as many as 1.5 billion by 2020, with 25 per cent more mouths to feed. The Green Revolution of the 1970s saw India s rice production keep pace with population growth, but only up to the late 1990s when soil fertility and ground water problems worsened. Coupled with the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and the neglect of organics, soil damage was compounded by health hazards to humans and animals. This trend, recognized elsewhere in Asia, led to the concept of the Integrated Nutrient…    
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List price: $229.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer London, Limited
Publication date: 5/7/2009
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 268
Language: English