Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture

by R.K. Nanwal
ISBN: 9789395763912 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 222 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2020
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 16.54 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA
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The introductory book covers farming system-scope, importance and concept; types and systems of farming system and factors affecting types of farming; farming system components and their maintenance and its advantages; allied enterprises and their importance; tools for determining production and efficiencies in cropping and farming system; sustainable agriculture-problems and its impact on agriculture; conservation agriculture strategies in agriculture; HEIA, LEIA and LEISA and its techniques for sustainability; integrated farming system-historical background, objectives and characteristics; site specific development of IFS model for different agro-climatic zones; resource use efficiency and optimization techniques, resource cycling and flow of energy in different farming system; farming system and environment; cropping system and pattern, multiple cropping system; efficient cropping system and their evaluation; new concept and recent approaches in farming systems; crop diversification for sustainable agriculture.

The book is written in a very simple form with up to date data and statistics. It is a comprehensive basic text book on integrated farming system based on 5th Dean's Committee syllabus for students

Dr. R.K. Nanwal: Professor (Retd.),  Department  of Agronomy, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004, Haryana, India


1.    Farming System – Concept, Scope, Importance, Types and Factors Affecting Types of Farming Systems

2.    Farming System Components and Their Maintanance

3.    Cropping System and Pattern: Efficient Cropping System and Their Evaluation; Tools for Determining Production Efficiencies in Farming Systems

4.    Allied Enterprises and Their Importance, Criteria for Enterprise Selection

5.    Sustainable Agriculture-problems and Its Impact on Agriculture; Indicators of Sustainability

6.    Conservation Agriculture Strategies in Agriculture

7.    LEIA, HETA and Its Techniques for Sustainability

8.    Integrated Farming System-Historical Background, Objectives and Characteristics

9.    Components of Ifs and Its Advantages

10.  Site Specific Development of Ifs Model for Different Agro-climatic Zones

11.  Resource Use Efficiency and Optimization Techniques; Resource Cycling and Flow of Energy in Different Farming System; Farming System and Environment

12.  New Concept and Recent Approaches in Farming Systems

13.  Crop Diversification for Farming Systems

14.  Role of Organic Farming in Farming Systems