Traditional Organic Farming Practices

by E.Somasundaram & D. Udhaya Nandhini
ISBN: 9789386546173 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 410 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2018
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 28.9 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA
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Understanding the basic principles of organic agriculture is as much important as that of knowing the latest developments scenario in the field of agriculture. It is strenuous strive to keep pace with the progress of such a vast area like organic farming which is in practice throughout the globe. The budding farmer / scientist have to brace him with the fundamentals of organic agriculture. This book provides attention of one and all concerned to promote organic farming as a measure to provide the elutes to posterity and to save our farm land that we inherited from our forefathers from being degraded and made in to wastelands through our excessive interventions. Opportunity for employment generation in rural India and making the rural roles empowered to produce their farm inputs and a message to live healthy by eating organic food. In addition this publication guides the farmer interested in organic farming.

E. Somasundaram is the Professor and Head, Department of Sustainable Organic Agriculture, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-3, Tamil Nadu, India

D. Udhaya Nandhini, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Sustainable Organic Agriculture, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-3, Tamil Nadu, India

1. Towards Sustainable Organic Agriculture 2.Organic Inputs for Nutrient Management 3. ITK Based Special Inputs / Techniques for Plant Growth 4.Techniques for Weed Management in Organic Farming 5.PestManagement Techniques in Organic Farming 6. Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) Based Techniques 7.Indigenous Technical Knowledge Techniques for Individual Crops 8.Moisture Conservation Techniques 9.Techniques for Seeds and Sowing 10.Regenerating the Soil 11.Microclimate Modification Techniques 12.Indigenous Technical Knowledge (Itk) Based Inputs/Techniques for Storage 13.Other Forms of Organic Farming 14.Water and Rainfall Prediction 15.Integrated Farming System–A Pathway to Organic Farming 16.Organic Paddy Farming 17.Organic Methods for the Management of Phytoparasitic Nematodes 18.Organic Certification 19.Success Stories 20.Steps to A Successful Organic Transition