Peeyush Sharma

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Dr. Peeyush Sharma started her career as an Assistant Professor in Dryland Research Sub-Station, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu in 2004. She received M.Sc and Ph.D degree in Soil Science from illustrious G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttaranchal and was awarded Post Doctoral Fellowship with her work “Development and validation of simulation models to predict long term consequence of different tillage and residue management strategies”. Primarily her research is focused on modelling tillage with intervention of mulching and nutrient management to aggrade soil health and on developing ‘Tilth Index Model’ based on easily measurable soil properties to predict changes in soil productivity and identify the suitable tillage type that needs to be achieved for an optimal crop production. She was also awarded Postdoctoral fellowship in prestigious Institute of Soil Water and Environmental Sciences, ARO, Volcani Centre, Israel working on FTIR techniques to ‘characterize the soil organic carbon with the application of different doses of compost in different cropping system’ for one year (Nov 2013- Nov. 2014). Her present teaching assignment involves Advances in Soil Physics, Fundamentals of Soil Science and other courses for UG and PG and her future endeavours include research on biochar, soil physical properties and conservation tillage.

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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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