Agricultural sustainability: progress and prospects in crop by Gurbir S. Bhullar, Navreet K. Bhullar

By Gurbir S. Bhullar, Navreet K. Bhullar

Collaboratively written through most sensible overseas specialists and demonstrated scientists in a variety of fields of agricultural study, this ebook specializes in the kingdom of nutrition construction and sustainability; the issues with degradation of precious resources of land, water, and air and their results on nutrition crops; the expanding call for of meals assets; and the demanding situations of foodstuff protection around the world. The publication presents leading edge clinical instruments and techniques of analysis in addition to reliable heritage details that's obtainable if you have a powerful curiosity in agricultural learn and improvement and need to benefit extra at the demanding situations dealing with the worldwide agricultural creation structures.

  • Provides innovative medical instruments and to be had applied sciences for research
  • Addresses the results of weather swap and the inhabitants explosion on nutrition provide and gives suggestions to strive against them
  • Written by means of a number of specialists protecting a huge variety of agriculture-related disciplines

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Over the same period, agricultural land increased by 11%, the amount of irrigated land doubled, and fertilizer and pesticide use increased four-fold, all causing negative side effects (Pretty, 2008). , 2008; FAO, 2010). Plant breeding has selected for increase of gross yield of crops that rely on unsustainably high inputs grown as monocultures of homogeneous cultivars (Vanloqueren and Baret, 2008). In recent decades plant breeding has moved from family owned or public breeding programs to large-scale multinational breeding companies, and seed propagation has shifted from mainly farm-saved seed to F1 hybrid seed that need to be purchased each year (Vernooy, 2003; da Silva Dias, 2010).

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