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Sustainable Crop Production - Recent Advances

Vijay Meena

ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan

Vijay Singh Meena has worked in various aspects of soil aggregation, carbon management index, and carbon and nitrogen sequestration potential under climate-resilient agriculture. He identified the carbon management index as the key indicator to measure soil degradation in different agro-ecosystems.


Mahipal Choudhary

Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Mahipal worked on efficient resources (soil-water-nutrient) utilization in different cropping systems under rainfed and irrigated conditions. He has worked in LTFE on C and N sequestration, yield sustainability, chemical and soil biological indicators in the soybean-wheat cropping system.

Ram Prakash Yadav

Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan

Worked on tree-crop interaction, carbon sequestration potential, forage production, and wasteland management under different land-use types including agroforestry and cropping systems. He identified different multipurpose tree species that can be integrated in-agroforestry which are key for sustaining livelihood in Himalaya.

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Sunita Kumari Meena

Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University

Sunita Kumari Meena is Assistant Professor (Soil Science) at the Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa-Samastipur (Bihar), India. She served as a research scholar at both Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.


Improved Management Practices Input Management Organic Matter Nutrient Management Climate-Resilient Varieties Crop Cycle Eco-Friendly Approach SMART Microbes Farmers Management System Use of Scientific Tools GIS ITC

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Global food security, and contributing to social and economic development, are increasingly difficult. It is within this context that agricultural producers have to operate, meeting the demand of the agri-food sector to feed growing populations in a sustainable manner. The agri-food sector has a major role to play in ensuring food security and economic development, especially for developing/low-income countries. It is responsible for producing food that is nutritious and affordable to a growing world population, and for generating income and employment for a large number of people involved along the agri-food chain.

For feed, the future, without sustainable crop production will not be able to meet the demand of the rapidly growing population of producers, and scientists have to adapt to find new ways to mitigate the impact of climate change and associated risks on their farming community. Agricultural producers are in need of science-based evidence to inform them how to overcome the above challenges. Through this book, a variety of scholars explore risks and potential solutions to inform producers and policymakers regarding practices towards sustainable crop production.

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Vijay Meena

ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan

Current Position-: Project Coordinator (Soil Scientist) at CIMMYT-BISA, Pusa India Previous Position-: Scientist (Soils) at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (Indian equivalent to USDA-ARS) Vijay Singh Meena has worked in various aspects of soil aggregation, carbon management index and carbon and nitrogen sequestration potential under climate resilient agriculture. He identified carbon management index as the key indicator to measure soil degradation in different agro-ecosystems. His research revealed that the application of FYM and vermicompost along with vegetative barrier across the slope are highly effective in sustaining the soil quality. Dr. Meena and team identified that the combined application of organic and inorganic sources is important in sustaining the productivity of soils and prevent soil erosion. He is instrumental in the preparation and distribution of > 4000 soil health cards to different farmers. Dr. Meena and team reported that the long-term judicious application of organic and mineral fertilizer positively influenced on soil aggregation, carbon distribution, water stable aggregates, maize and wheat yields and reduced the runoff and soil loss than control (without fertilization) and recommended dose of fertilizers. The concept of CMI was found to be effective in assessing the best nutrient management practices in sloppy crop lands as it showed significant correlation with yield, runoff and soil loss. The estimation of CMI values of any fertilization management can indicate the soil degradation status quantitatively thus helpful in mitigating land degradation in the hilly agro-ecosystem. He also edited seven Springer books and three Elsevier books on microbes, organic farming and agricultural sustainability. He has received several scholarshipss and awards during his academic and professional career. In a nutshell, Dr. Vijay Singh Meena is doing an excellent work in the field of natural resources management for sustainable agricultural production. Google Scholar h-index 41, i10-index 75 with more than 5200 citations in international literature. RG Score-: 40.99 For more details-: (Google Scholar) (Research Gate)

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