AUTHOR: Arun K. Sharma
YEAR: First Published, September 2001 Reprinted, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 Reprinted, 2012
SIZE: 14 X 22 X 4 cm.
Price: INR 1200.00
Price: USD 60.00
ABOUT THE BOOK: In this handbook almost all the aspects related to organic farming has been covered with the balanced approach. The author demonstrates the newness of the organic concept for readers. This will help the readers to discover easily the philosophical and technical differences between organic and conventional farming systems.
Chapter 1 deals with the need and progress towards sustainable farming system. In Chapter 2 various rules and regulation related to soil and crop management for standard organic farming. Chapter 3 gives basic information about soil environment in relation to plant growth, Various basic and applied aspects of input and crop health management are discusses in chapter 3 to 12. The author raised serval issues and concerns, specially on adoption, marketing and research in organic fanning in chapter 14 to 16. Considering the fast development in technology and marketing in organic farming, detailed list of electronic sources is included in the end.
This handbook will serve as a complete source book for the researchers, scientist, farmers and students working on organic concept.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Arun K. Sharma is a graduate from G.B. Pant University of Agric. & Tech., Pantnagar and presently working as Scientist at Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur. He has worked on rainwater conservation and development of self-sustainable farming systems for drylands. He is the founder member of International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR). He has visited Germany and Japan and delivered his research papers in national and international conferences. He has written two internationally known books namely, A Handbook of Medicinal Plants: A Complete Source Book and Biofertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture. His book Javik Khati: Navi Disha (Sajivee, Saral, Satat) has been awarded by the President of India Pratibha Devi Singh Patil for scientific hindi writing.http://www.riddhionline.com/collections/frontpage/products/a-handbook-of-organic-farming