Agricultural sustainability: progress and prospects in crop by Gurbir S. Bhullar, Navreet K. Bhullar

By Gurbir S. Bhullar, Navreet K. Bhullar

Collaboratively written by means of most sensible foreign specialists and proven scientists in a variety of fields of agricultural study, this e-book makes a speciality of the kingdom of foodstuff construction and sustainability; the issues with degradation of invaluable assets of land, water, and air and their results on nutrients crops; the expanding call for of nutrients assets; and the demanding situations of foodstuff protection world wide. The publication offers innovative medical instruments and strategies of analysis in addition to strong historical past info that's available in case you have a powerful curiosity in agricultural examine and improvement and wish to benefit extra at the demanding situations dealing with the worldwide agricultural creation structures.

  • Provides leading edge clinical instruments and to be had applied sciences for research
  • Addresses the results of weather switch and the inhabitants explosion on nutrients provide and provides suggestions to strive against them
  • Written by means of various specialists masking a huge variety of agriculture-related disciplines

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Modern agriculture is characterized by simplified landscapes, dominated by large-scale monocultures highly dependent on external inputs (Altieri, 1999). , 2012). Intensification entails increased application of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and chemical fertilizer on local fields, to loss of natural and semi-natural habitats, and decreased habitat heteroge­neity at the farm and landscape levels. The density and uniformity of crop cultivars offer locally concentrated food supplies for many pests and diseases to flourish, while depressing natural enemies’ populations due to lack of food resources or shelter.

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