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Cover for Managing and improving soil health.

This chapter discusses soil health degradation, assessment and management in India. The chapter also explores soils and greenhouse gases as well as nutrient management, soil health and crop production.

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
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
CABI Book Info
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 structure under adverse weather/climate conditions.

This chapter discusses how soil structure can be affected by climate or weather conditions and how it can be adapted to mitigate the effects of extreme weather events. Furthermore, the chapter shows how visual methods can be useful in detecting changes in the soil structure to prevent soil...

Author(s)
Guimaraes, R. M. L.; Fenton, O.; Murphy, B. W.; Tormena, C. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644707)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessment of organic carbon status in Indian soils.

Soil organic carbon (SOC) content in Indian soils has been reported as low, which is in tune with the fact that nearly 60% of the area in India represents the typical tropical climate, which does not permit SOC accumulation. Recent evaluation with the help of more soil and site data, model...

Author(s)
Tapas Bhattacharyya
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change challenges for low-input cropping and grazing systems - Australia.

This chapter discusses the mechanisms by which climate change will influence broad-acre rainfed farming systems (cropping and grazing) in Australia and critically evaluates possible on-farm adaptation options. These results will be aggregated to national scales to examine the benefits derived from...

Author(s)
Crimp, S.; Howden, M.; Stokes, C.; Schroeter, S.; Keating, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farmer perceptions of the biophysical constraints to rice production in sub-Saharan Africa, and potential impact of research.

This chapter describes farmer perceptions of major biotic (weeds, diseases, insects, birds and rodents) and abiotic (drought, flooding, extreme temperatures, and soil-related constraints, such as non-fertile soil, low organic matter content, poor waterholding capacity, nutrient deficiency, Fe...

Author(s)
Diagne, A.; Alia, D. Y.; Amovin-Assagba, E.; Wopereis, M. C. S.; Saito, K.; Nakelse, T.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects of land-use changes on biochemical and microbial parameters in soils of the Andaman Islands, India.

This chapter highlights the findings of investigations on microbial and biochemical parameters in soils under undisturbed humid tropical forests in the Andaman Islands of India and adjacent plantations of (Cocos nucifera; Arecaceae), arecanut (Areca catechu; Arecaceae), rubber (Hevea brasiliensis;...

Author(s)
Raghavan Dinesh; Arkalgud Ganeshamurthy; Chaudhuri, S. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The importance of soil quality in the safe practice of urban agriculture in Zimbabwe, Kenya and South Africa.

This chapter explores urban agriculture in Africa, which to date has had relatively little exposure in the academic literature. Further, this chapter focuses on three major cities across the continent: Harare (Zimbabwe), Nairobi (Kenya) and Johannesburg (South Africa). In each case, an overview is...

Author(s)
Chipungu, L.; Magidimisha, H. H.; Hardman, M.; Beesley, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of gold mining on mercury contamination and soil degradation in Amazonian ecosystems of French Guiana.

This chapter focuses on the impact of artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASGM) on the Hg contamination of tropical soils, with special attention on how the change in land use (i.e., gold extraction practices) alters the soil processes that affect Hg fate and behaviour. The chapter explains the soil ...

Author(s)
Grimaldi, M.; Guédron, S.; Grimaldi, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book chapter

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