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Cover for Rewinding the history of agriculture and emergence of nanotechnology in agriculture.

This chapter explores the emergence of nanotechnology in terms of the history of agriculture. It regards nanotechnology as an important revolutionary technology that is likely to have a considerable impact on the whole of the agricultural sector, including plant breeding, waste remediation,...

Author(s)
Sandhya Mishra; Fraceto, L. F.; Yang XiaoDong; Singh, H. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Corporate social responsibility: win-win propositions for communities, corporates and agriculture.

This book with 13 chapters presents various efforts across India, made by different corporates in collaboration with ICRISAT. It describes how in each location, cutting across the sectors, both the corporate and a research organization have meticulously designed and executed location- specific...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Raju, K. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book
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Cover for Visual soil evaluation: realizing potential crop production with minimum environmental impact.

This book with nine chapters describes the main methods for visual soil evaluation (VSE) of soil structure and soil-related properties. It includes clear visual images of the variation of soil quality and how these relate to soil productivity and environmental sustainability. Such images raise...

Author(s)
Ball, B. C.; Munkholm, L. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644707)
Type
Book
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Cover for Soil nitrogen balance.

A soil N submodel, which simulates N balance in soil, is presented. Inputs of nitrogen in the soil through mineralization, fertilizer application, as well as losses due to volatilization, leaching, denitrification and crop uptake, are discussed.

Author(s)
Soltani, A.; Sinclair, T. R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939700)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil fertility management practices.

This section reviews in detail: (i) the use of organic and mineral fertilizer inputs; (ii) how to calculate fertilizer use efficiency; (iii) how to apply fertilizers efficiently and minimize nutrient losses; (iv) the importance of using improved but adapted germplasm; (v) how to harness the benefit ...

Author(s)
Fairhurst, T.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642918)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Application of the WEPP model to hillslopes and watersheds in the USA.

The Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) was initiated in 1985, and currently provides modelling capabilities to assess spatial and temporal soil loss, the impacts of various types of land management and the implementation of soil conservation practices on runoff, erosion and sediment delivery...

Author(s)
Flanagan, D. C.
ISBN
2011 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845937973)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Application of the WEPP model to some Austrian watersheds.

This study aims to evaluate the performance of the hillslope and watershed version of the Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model by comparing measured with simulated amounts of runoff and soil loss/sediment yield. The predictive capability was investigated for two spatial scales: for natural ...

Author(s)
Klik, A.; Hardan, K.; Nachtnebel, H. P.
ISBN
2011 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845937973)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impacts of pastoral grazing on soil quality.

The influence of pastoral grazing on the physical (soil structure, drainage and erosion), chemical (soil organic matter, nitrogen, phosphorus and other nutrient losses, heavy metal content, and soil acidification and salinity) and biological components of soil quality is discussed.

Author(s)
Cuttle, S. P.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845934118)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Losses of nitrogen from arable land.

In this chapter the underlying causes of nitrogen loss in arable farming and other ecosystems, in rotations and bare soil are described. The effects of catch crops and timing of cultivations on nitrogen loss are outlined. The implications of scale and hierarchy, as well as the problem of...

Author(s)
Addiscott, T. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851999131)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Losses of nitrogen from grassland.

The quantification of nitrogen losses from grazed grasslands by leaching and by emissions of nitrous oxide, and the cutting of these losses, is discussed. Nitrogen losses from ungrazed grassland, cutting the grass and feeding it elsewhere, are viewed in terms of manures and slurries and their...

Author(s)
Addiscott, T. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851999131)
Type
Book chapter

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