Addressing a topic of major importance to the maintenance of world food supplies, this reference identifies knowledge gaps, defines priorities, and formulates recommendations for the improvement of the rice-wheat farming system. The book reveals new systems of rice intensification and management and illustrates the application of no-till and conservation farming to the rice-wheat system. With contributions from 65 international experts, and case studies from India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, Sustainable Agriculture and the International Rice-Wheat System focuses on seeding equipment and residue management, weed control, water and nutrient efficiency, and integrated pest management.
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"Dr. Lal and his colleagues are to be warmly congratulated on bringing together the wide range of information in this volume. It [will be] invaluable to many agricultural advisors, as well asscientists concerned with the optimization of no-till systems .Dennis J. Greenland, Ph.D., Tropical Agriculture Consultant, Reading, and Former Director, Scientific Services, CAB International, Wallingford, England
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