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Crop Production Technologies

Edited by Peeyush Sharma

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology


Vikas Abrol

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Crop production depends on the successful implementation of the soil, water, and nutrient management technologies. Food production by the year 2020 needs to be increased by 50 percent more than the present levels to satisfy the needs of around 8 billion people. Much of the increase would have to come from intensification of agricultural production. Importance of wise usage of water, nutrient management, and tillage in the agricultural sector for sustaining agricultural growth and slowing down environmental degradation calls for urgent attention of researchers, planners, and policy makers. Crop models enable researchers to promptly speculate on the long-term consequences of changes in agricultural practices. In addition, cropping systems, under different conditions, are making it possible to identify the adaptations required to respond to changes. This book adopts an interdisciplinary approach and contributes to this new vision. Leading authors analyze topics related to crop production technologies. The efforts have been made to keep the language as simple as possible, keeping in mind the readers of different language origins. The emphasis has been on general descriptions and principles of each topic, technical details, original research work, and modeling aspects. However, the comprehensive journal references in each area should enable the reader to pursue further studies of special interest. The subject has been presented through fifteen chapters to clearly specify different topics for convenience of the readers.

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Crop Production TechnologiesEdited by Peeyush Sharma

Published: January 5th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1109

ISBN: 978-953-307-787-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5177-7

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

57514 Total Chapter Downloads

18 Crossref Citations

51 Web of Science Citations

73 Dimensions Citations


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1. Crop Models as Decision Support Systems in Crop Production

By Simone Graeff, Johanna Link, Jochen Binder and Wilhelm Claupein


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2. Crop Water Requirements in Cameroon’s Savanna Zones Under Climate Change Scenarios and Adaptation Needs

By Genesis T. Yengoh, Sara Brogaard and Lennart Olsson


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3. Impact of Soil Fertility Replenishment Agroforestry Technology Adoption on the Livelihoods and Food Security of Smallholder Farmers in Central and Southern Malawi

By Paxie W. Chirwa and Ann F. Quinion


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4. Optimizing Water Consumption Using Crop Water Production Functions

By Ali Reza Kiani and Fariborz Abbasi


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5. The Nature of Rainfall at a Typical Semi-Arid Tropical Ecotope in Southern Africa and Options for Sustainable Crop Production

By J. Mzezewa and E.T. Gwata


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6. Water Deficit Condition Affecting Rice Production – Challenges and Prospects

By Deivanai Subramanian


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7. Lowland Soils for Rice Cultivation in Ghana

By M. M. Buri, R. N. Issaka, J.K. Senayah, H. Fujii and T. Wakatsuki


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8. Impact of Mineral Fertilizer Integration with Farmyard Manure on Crop Yield, Nutrient Use Efficiency, and Soil Fertility in a Long-Term Trial

By Melkamu Jate


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9. Impact of Salinity Stress on Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L) – A Review

By Mohamed S. Alhammadi and Shyam S. Kurup


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10. Vegetable Waste Compost Used as Substrate in Soilless Culture

By Pilar Mazuela, Miguel Urrestarazu and Elizabeth Bastias


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11. Efficacy of Pseudomonas chlororaphis subsp. aurantiaca SR1 for Improving Productivity of Several Crops

By Susana B. Rosas, Nicolás A. Pastor, Lorena B. Guiñazú, Javier A. Andrés, Evelin Carlier, Verónica Vogt, Jorge Bergesse and Marisa Rovera


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12. Effect of Socio-Economic Characteristics of Farmers on Their Adoption of Organic Farming Practices

By O.M. Adesope, E.C. Matthews-Njoku, N.S. Oguzor and V.C. Ugwuja


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13. Analysis of Nutritional Interactions in Cropping Systems

By Moses Imo


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14. Tillage Effects on Soil Health and Crop Productivity: A Review

By Peeyush Sharma and Vikas Abrol


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15. Energy Use Pattern in Millet Production in Semi-Arid Zone of Nigeria

By Mohammed Shu’aibu Abubakar


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