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J. Somasundaram
J. Somasundaram: Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Berasia Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh – 462 038

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This book comprises 41 s dealing various issues, prospects and importance of conservation agriculture practices followed across different regions with special emphasis on rainfed regions. We hope this book on conservation agriculture will be highly useful to researchers, scientists, students, farmers and land managers for efficient and sustainable management of natural resources.

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  2. Conservation Agriculture: Issues and Prospects in Rainfed Regions of India


    A. Subba Rao and J. Somasundaram
    1 - 16 (16 Pages)
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  3. Conservation Agriculture: Biomass Recycling and Nutrient Dynamics


    Muneshwar Singh and R.H. Wanjari
    17 - 28 (12 Pages)
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  4. Greenhouse Gas Mitigation with Conservation Agriculture in Rice-Wheat System


    H. Pathak
    29 - 38 (10 Pages)
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  5. Crop Residue Management in Relation to Conservation Agriculture


    J. Somasundaram, R.S.Chaudhary, N.K. Sinha, M. Vassanda Coumar, H. Pathak, R.R. Simaiya, S.S. Kushwah and A. Subba Rao
    39 - 50 (12 Pages)
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  6. Effect of Conservation Tillage on Soil Physical Properties


    K. M. Hati
    51 - 60 (10 Pages)
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  7. Diversification of Crop and/or Allied Crop Enterprises in Conservation Agriculture: Why and How?


    K. Ramesh
    61 - 70 (10 Pages)
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  8. Soil Water Balance under Cover Crops and Residue Retention for Conservation Agriculture


    R. Saha
    71 - 82 (12 Pages)
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  9. Weed Management in Conservation Agriculture


    R.H. Wanjari, Blaise Desouza and R.K. Singh
    83 - 92 (10 Pages)
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  10. Resource Conservation Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production in Indo-Gangetic Plains of India


    H.S. Jat, R.K. Yadav, P. Dey and M.L. Jat
    93 - 104 (12 Pages)
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    Conservation Agriculture for Resource Conservation in North-Western Himalayan Region


    N.K. Sharma, B.N. Ghosh, D. Mandal, R.J. Singh and P.K. Mishra
    105 - 126 (22 Pages)
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    Resource Conservation Technologies for Sustaining Productivity in North-eastern Hilly Eco-systems


    R. Saha and P.K. Ghosh
    127 - 136 (10 Pages)
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    Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Hill Farming


    Sher Singh, S.C. Panday and J.K. Bisht
    137 - 156 (20 Pages)
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    Resource Conservation in Rice – Wheat Cropping System under Reclaimed Sodic Soils


    P. Dey, Ranbir Singh, Sushil Kumar and S.K. Chaudhari
    157 - 170 (14 Pages)
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    Conservation Agriculture in Rice Based Cropping System in Alluvial Plains of Eastern India


    S.S. Singh and R. Elanchezhian
    171 - 180 (10 Pages)
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    Resource Conservation Technologies in Relation to GHGs Emission in Different Rice Ecologies in Eastern India


    P. Bhattacharyya, A.K. Nayak, K.S. Roy and S. Neogi
    181 - 192 (12 Pages)
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    Conservation Agriculture in Cotton Production System


    Blaise Desouza
    193 - 200 (8 Pages)
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    Conservation Agriculture: Limitations and Prospects in Hot Arid Region of India


    D. K. Painuli
    201 - 214 (14 Pages)
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    Conservation Agriculture with Trees for Rainfed Agriculture


    J.V.N.S. Prasad and B. Venkateswarlu
    215 - 224 (10 Pages)
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    Prioritizing Areas for Soil Carbon Sequestration: A Step for Conservation Agriculture


    T. Bhattacharyya, D. K. Pal, R. K. Gupta, P. Chandran, S. K. Ray, C. Mandal, Jagdish Prasad, Dipak Sarkar, P. Tiwary, K. Karthikeyan and B. Telpande
    225 - 246 (22 Pages)
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    Soil Carbon Sequestration in Rainfed Agriculture


    Ch. Srinivasa Rao and B. Venkateswarlu
    247 - 262 (16 Pages)
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    Soil Carbon Management: Conservation Agriculture Perspective


    Pramod Jha
    263 - 270 (8 Pages)
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    Climatic Variability and Climate Change on Soil Organic Carbon Stocks: Its Impact and Mitigation Strategies


    A.K. Biswas, M. Mohanty, K.M. Hati, A.K. Misra and A. Subba Rao
    271 - 292 (22 Pages)
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    Conservation Agriculture in Mitigating Effects of Climate Change


    M. Mohanty and N.K. Sinha
    293 - 302 (10 Pages)
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    Soil Carbon for Carbon Sequestration and Trading


    A.K. Biswas
    303 - 312 (10 Pages)
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    Conservation Agricultural Management Practices in Minimizing Soil Erosion and Enhancing Crop Productivity


    D. Mandal, B. N. Ghosh, S. Patra and N.K. Sharma
    313 - 328 (16 Pages)
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    Impact of Resource Conservation Technologies for Increasing Crop Productivity in Black Soil Regions of Rajasthan


    R. K. Singh, J. Somasundaram and Shakir Ali
    329 - 342 (14 Pages)
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    Impact of Conservation Tillage on Soil Aggregation


    N. K. Sinha, J. Somasundaram, R. K. Singh and M. Mohanty
    343 - 356 (14 Pages)
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    Climate Resilient Technologies for Mitigating GHGs Emission in Agriculture


    C.R. Mehta, Reena Nair and Mayuri Gupta
    357 - 370 (14 Pages)
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    Role of Farm Machinery in Success of Conservation Agriculture


    R.C. Singh
    371 - 390 (20 Pages)
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    Evaluation of Conservation Agriculture Machinery on Carbon Emission: A Case Study


    K. P. Singh
    391 - 402 (12 Pages)
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    Soil Biodiversity and Integrated Soil Quality Assessment


    D.L.N. Rao
    403 - 408 (6 Pages)
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    Soil Microbial Biomass: A Potential Indicator to Assess Soil Quality


    M. Vassanda Coumar, S. Kundu, S. Rajendiran, J. Somasundaram and R. R. Simaiya
    409 - 418 (10 Pages)
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    Soil Biological Parameters as Reflection of Soil Carbon Dynamics and Conservation


    S.R. Mohanty and K. Bharati
    419 - 424 (6 Pages)
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    Conservation Agriculture vis-a-vis Organic Farming


    K. Ramesh and A.B. Singh
    425 - 436 (12 Pages)
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    Biochar: An Alternative to C Sequestration


    Brij Lal Lakaria, Pramod Jha and A.K. Biswas
    437 - 446 (10 Pages)
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    Participatory Soil Quality Assessment Tools


    R.S. Chaudhary
    447 - 458 (12 Pages)
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    Assessing Soil Quality Changes under Conservation Agriculture


    S. Kundu, M. Vassanda Coumar and S. Rajendiran
    459 - 472 (14 Pages)
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    Socio-Economic Assessment of Conservation Agriculture in India


    Ranjit Kumar
    473 - 484 (12 Pages)
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    Remote Sensing of Soil Residue Cover and Conservation Tillage


    Nirmal Kumar and K. Karthikeyan
    485 - 494 (10 Pages)
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    Exploring Soil Organisms for SOC Storage


    M.C. Manna
    495 - 502 (8 Pages)
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    Effect of Crop Cover on Runoff, Soil and Nutrient Losses


    R.K.Singh, J. Somasundaram, R.S. Chaudhary, N. K.Sinha and R.H.Wanjari
    503 - 514 (12 Pages)
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