Sustainable Soil Fertility Management


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Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003060

Sustainable Soil Fertility Management mainly focuses on issues related to soil management at the field level, which is a prime concern for crop production that may be improved by adopting several sustainable management practices. Soil fertility is the capability of soil to sustain plant growth and optimize crop yield. This can be enhanced through the use of organic and inorganic fertilizers. Several techniques are suggested that enhance soil fertility and crop production while minimizing environmental impact. Soil fertility can be further improved by incorporating cover crops that add organic matter to the soil, which leads to improved soil structure and promotes a healthy, fertile soil; by using green manure or growing legumes to fix nitrogen from the air through the process of biological nitrogen fixation; and by microbes. Fertile soil contains all the major nutrients necessary to sustain basic plant nutrition (e.g., nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium), as well as other nutrients needed in smaller quantities (e.g., calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, boron, molybdenum, nickel). The book focuses on global strategies with a possible solution for managing the fertility of soil. The book covers soil science, soil fertility, crop production, soil sustainability, and soil management with a modern scientific approach that is helpful for researchers, the scientific community, academicians, business farmers and policymakers.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Properties, Fertility Status, and Sustainable Management of Degraded Tropical Soils
(Victor B. Asio, Luz G. Asio)

Chapter 2. Humic Substances and their Influence on Soil Biological Activity for Sustainable Agriculture
(Andrey V. Gorovtsov, Olga S. Bezuglova, Elena A. Polienko, Olga I. Naimi, and Vladimir A. Lyhman, Marina N. Dubinina)

Chapter 3. Modern Sustainable Techniques for Enhancing Crop Production
(Abhishek Singh, Vishnu Rajput, Riya Mehrotra, Neeraj Pal, Vikas K. Singh, Vasiliy A. Chokheli, and Rupesh Kumar Singh)

Chapter 4. Conservation Agriculture Practices to Improve Soil Fertility
(Himanshu Verma)

Chapter 5. Green Super Rice and A Sustainable New Hope In Rice Breeding
(Mainak Barman, Satish Kumar Singh)

Chapter 6. Antibiotics and Their Effect On The Nitrogen Cycle In Agricultural Field Soil
(Md. Maharub Hossain Fahim, Zahurul Haque, M. Mizanur Rahman)

Chapter 7. Recent Approaches for Efficient Management of Soil Fertility
(Koushik Bhattacharyya, Anirban Sil, Susmit Saha, Soumen Bera)

Chapter 8. Water Management for Efficient Crop Production
(Hanamant M. Halli, Prabhu Govindasamy, Manjanagouda S. Sannagoudar, Vinod Kumar Wasnik, Raghavendra M, Veeresh Hatti, Raghavendra Goud B, and Sudhir K. Rajpoot)

Chapter 9. Modern Sustainable Conservation Practices for Sustainable Soil Management
(Raksha Jain, Nitin Bohra, Rupesh Kumar Singh, Lav Sharma, Vishnu Rajput)

Chapter 10. Sustainable Approach for Soil Management from Basic to Advance
(Veeresh Hatti, Sanjay, M. T., Raghavendra M, Goud, B. R., Halli, H. M., Sudhir K. Rajpoot and Ashok K. Saini)

Chapter 11. Green Technologies for Remediation of Damaged Ecosystem
(Anirban Sil, Mainak Barman, Susmit Saha)

Chapter 12. Impact of Government Policies In Agricultural Development and Their Limitations
(Manpreet Kaur, Gurdeep Singh Malhi, D P Malik)


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