About the book
The concern for environmental safety, agricultural sustainability, employment generation, poverty alleviation, and simultaneous global production competitiveness in the wake of consumer preferences is increasing among different stakeholders. With the burgeoning population it is also apparent that food security of the teeming millions will not be possible unless the available resources are efficiently utilized in order to increase productivity. Organic agriculture is the process of effectively using available natural resources for the benefit of mankind. In organic farming, crops nutrient demands have to be met with organic manures which are not only low in essential plant nutrients, but also release them slowly. With the use of good agronomic practices, as well as proper crop management under organic production systems, there is an ample scope for production increasement. The book will explain integrated organic nutrient management under organic production systems for getting higher production and productivity. It will also cover horticultural plant propagation techniques under organic conditions. The book will state organic disease management and agroforestry-based cultivation of organic horticulture. Organic seed production technologies and practices for nutrient management will also covered in this book.