We trust that this Handbook will
benefit maximum number of farmers to make farming economically and
environmentally more sustainable. The book contains six chapters, each focusing
on a particular topic. Topics covered includes: General Conditions for
Cultivation of Crops, Farm Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Farmerís
Access to Service.
Author(s): National Institute of Agricultural
Extension, Ministry of Agriculture, India
This book provides
useful information about Urban Agriculture, which includes the production of
crops in small to large lots, vertical production on walls, windows, rooftops,
urban gardens, farmer's markets, economic models of urban gardening, peri-urban
agricultural systems, and spatial planning and evolution of the land uses.
Additionally, this book elucidates further agricultural technologies, such as
the aquaculture systems.
Crop diversity is a key
tenet of sustainable agriculture. Having multiple crops that fill distinct
niches in an agro eco system improves the ability to manage weeds, diseases and
insect pests as well as potentially improving the environmental performance of
the cropping system. The goal was to write a book where as many different
existing studies as possible could be presented in a single volume, making it
easy for the reader to compare methods, results and conclusions.
This guide covers the
following topics: General Conditions for Cultivation of Crops, Soil and Plant
Nutrition, Plant Protection, Categories of Pesticides and Precautions, Farm
Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Farmerís Access to Service.
Author(s): Dr. P. Chandra Shekara, Dr. Ajit
Kumar, Dr. N. Balasubramani and Bakul C. Chaudhary