Research Advancements in Organic Farming

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Jatindra Nath Bhakta, PhD – Professor, Department of Ecological Studies & International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India
Sukanta Rana, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Raniganj Girls’ College, West Bengal, India

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: SCI026000
DOI: 10.52305/VAUE5779

The present book, entitled Research Advancement in Organic Farming, focuses on advanced approaches of organic farming practices for sustainable production of crops and protection of the environment from pollution caused by conventional farming practices. Organic farming is a holistic self-sustaining approach that recycles its own organic wastes in a natural way in an agro-ecosystem for healthier production and a healthier environment. The inclusion of advanced green techniques and human skills in organic farming magnifies its production. Conservation of biodiversity, soil, water, and air and maintenance of local hydrological and nutrient cycles are the great benefits of it. Consequently, pollution-free safe organic crops are produced and the environment is conserved in organic farming systems. Organic farming contributes 1 to 2% of global food production. The demand for organic products in the world market is rising from day to day. On account of the above, the objectives of the present book are to draw current and advanced pictures of different approaches to organic farming for organic food production and conserving the environment by preventing pollutant-generating conventional chemical-based farming practices. The present book comprises current advancements in basic theoretical, practical, and application frameworks in organic farming by focusing latest empirical research findings on the following topics: basic concept, significance and future prospects of organic farming, organic agriculture, aquaculture, animal husbandry, environmental quality management, composting and vermicomposting, bioslurry and bio-fertilizers.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. The Global Growth and Evolution of Organic Agriculture
John Paull
University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Chapter 2. Organic Farming as a Potential Approach for Sustainable Agriculture
Sukanta Rana¹ and Jatindra N. Bhakta²
¹Department of Zoology, Raniganj Girls’ College, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India
²Laboratory of Environmental and Bioresource Technology, Department of Ecological Studies and International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal, India

Chapter 3. Organic Farming – Previous, Contemporary and Impending Challenges
Saritha Vara, Swathi Dash, Bhavya Kavitha Dwarapureddi, Manoj Kumar Karnena, Aman Raj and R. Sai Gandhi
Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Science, GITAM (Deemed to be University), Visakhapatnam, India

Chapter 4. Microbial Biofertilizer as an Important Tool in Managing Soil Nutrients for Sustainable Agriculture
Balaram Sarkar¹, Barsha Sarkar¹, Shilpa Ahmed¹, Keka Sarkar² and Jatindra N. Bhakta¹
¹Department of Ecological Studies & International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, WB, India
²Department of Microbiology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, WB, India

Chapter 5. Composting Technology for Organic Farming: Issues and Perspectives in India
A. B. Singh, Asit Mandal, J. K. Thakur, Asha Sahu, Sudeshna Bhattacharjya and Ashok K. Patra
ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, India

Chapter 6. Bioslurry as a Potential Fertilizer in Sustainable Organic Farming
Shilpa Ahmed¹, Balaram Sarkar², Barsha Sarkar² and Jatindra N. Bhakta²
¹Department of Environmental Science, Berhampore Girls College, University of Kalyani, Berhampore, Murshidabad, WB, India
²Laboratory of Environmental & Bioresource Technology, Department of Ecological Studies & International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, WB, India

Chapter 7. Conquering the Impact of Climate Change through Organic Farming: A Global Perspective
Samrendra Singh Thakur¹, Azhar Rashid Lone², Siddhartha Shankar Bhattacharyya³,⁴, Sk Musfiq Us Salehin³,⁴, Subodh Kumar Jain² and Shweta Yadav²
¹Department of Biotechnology, School of Biological Sciences, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India
²Department of Zoology, School of Biological Sciences, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India
³Department of Soil and Crop Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
⁴Texas A&M AgriLife Research, College Station, TX, USA

Chapter 8. Organic Aquaculture for Sustainable Production
Barsha Sarkar, Balaram Sarkar and Jatindra N. Bhakta
Laboratory of Environmental and Bioresource Technology, Department of Ecological Studies and International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, WB, India

Chapter 9. Eco-San: A Holistic Approach Towards Sustainable Organic Farming
Sourav G. Hazra, Sujay K. Bag, Jatindra N. Bhakta and Susmita Lahiri
Department of Ecological Studies and International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, India

Chapter 10. The Role of Azolla in Organic Farming
Akshay Sarkar, Balaram Sarkar, Barsha Sarkar and Jatindra N. Bhakta
Laboratory of Environmental & Bioresource Technology, Department of Ecological Studies & International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, WB, India

Chapter 11. Modern Approaches of Organic Weed Prevention Measures in Crop Fields
Dhiman Mukherjee
Department of Agronomy, Directorate of Research, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidayalaya, Kalayani, India

Chapter 12. Soil Pollution Remediation Methods with Special References to Organic Approaches
Jatindra N. Bhakta¹, Sukanta Rana², Subham Das¹, Manisha Mukhopadhyay¹, Pratap Majumder¹, Paramita Das¹, Akshay Sarkar¹, Pratyusa Biswas¹, Susmita Lahiri¹ and Bana B. Jana¹
¹Laboratory of Environmental & Bioresource Technology, Department of Ecological Studies & International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal, India
²Department of Zoology, Raniganj Girls’ College, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India

Chapter 13. Agricultural Waste Management for Increased Income and a Sustainable Environment
P. S. Renjith¹, K. R. Sheetal¹, V. Subbulakshmi², V. Birbal², V. S. Rathore² and M. L. Soni²
¹ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Kukma, Bhuj, Gujarat, India
²ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

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