Principles of Organic Farming

  • Title : Principles of Organic Farming
  • Author : Rubina Gill, Meraj Ahmad, Ankita Bhakri, Amritpal Singh and Kawaljeet Kaur
  • ISBN 13 : 9789392851919
  • Year : 2022
  • Language : English
  • Binding : Hardbound
  • MRP : Rs 2495
  • Selling Price : Rs 1971
  • Discount : 21%
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Contents: 1 Organic farming, principles and its scope in India 2 Initiatives taken by government (Central/State) 3 NGOs and other organizations for promotion of organic agriculture 4 Organic nutrient resources and its fortification 5 Fundamentals of pests, diseases and weed management under organic mode of production 6 Organic production of vegetable crops 7 Concept of organic farming 8 Organic production requirements, components and nutrient requirements of organic farming, limiting nutrient losses, organic manures: farmyard manure (FYM), enrichment of FYM 9 Compost, methods of composting (Bangalore, Indore, Coimbatore, Nadep methods) 10 Relevance of organic farming (of), consequences of the use of high yielding varieties (HYV) and indigenous varieties. Impact of green revolution (GR) on environment. Effects of green revolution 11 Green manuring, classification of green manures (GM), advantages of GM, desirable characteristics of leguminous GM crops 12 Vermicompost and vermiculture, importance, benefits, methods of vermicomposting, preparation and management of vermicompost unit. 13 Recycling of organic residues, classification of organic residues 14 Biofertilizers, importance, classification and benefits of biofertilizers (azospirillum, azotobacter, rhizibium, PSB, VAM etc.,) 15 Soil improvements and soil amendments, salinity, alkalinity, acidity, types of amendments 16 Organic food quality, quality attributes, chemical food contaminants, microbial food contaminants, aims of organic production and processing 17 Certification, types of certification, certification process and procedure, group certification, internal control system (ics). 18 Quality control standards, important organic standards (ifoam basic standards, codex alimentarius guidelines, eu regulations, nsop), common issues in the various standards