Improving Organic Crop Cultivation

Improving Organic Crop Cultivation - Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science

Hardback (30 Nov 2018) | English

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Synopsis

Global sales of organic products have grown significantly, yet organic farming remains a small percentage of overall agricultural production with lower yields than conventional methods. Organic crop cultivation thus faces a range of challenges if it is to grow significantly. This volume reviews the wealth of research addressing these challenges.

Part 1 reviews developments in improving cultivation across the value chain, from breeding more robust, low input varieties to ways of maintaining soil health and improving crop nutrition. Part 2 discusses the key topic of pests and diseases with reviews of integrated pest and weed management as well as organic plant protection products. Part 3 covers ways of monitoring the environmental impact of organic farming whilst the final part of the book discusses ways of supporting organic cultivation in the developing world.

With its distinguished editor and an international team of expert authors, this will be a standard reference for all those interested in understanding, improving and promoting organic farming.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786761842
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
Imprint: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 631.584
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xx, 548
Weight: 927g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 31mm