About The Authors.
2. Concept of INM System.
3. Need of INM System in Modern.
4. Components of INM System.
5. Bio-fertilizers - Their Kinds and Requirements in India.
6. Potentials of Organic Resources as Plant Nutrients in India.
7. Rice-Wheat Cropping System.
8. Balanced Use of Plant Nutrients.
9. Efficient Use of Fertilizers and Water Management for Rice-Wheat Cropping System.
10. Role of INM in Sustainable Rice-Wheat Cropping System.
11. Soil Related Constraints in the Rice and Wheat Production.
12. Constraints in the Adoption of INM System.
13. Future Research Strategies/Priorities.
Agriculture is the main occupation in India and about 75% of its population depends directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihood. It is the dominant sector that contributes 18% of the gross domestic product. Thus, agriculture is the foundation of the Indian economy. The maximum share of Indian exports is also from the agriculture sector. As the population of the country is increasing trem- dously, approximately at the rate of 19 million every year over the existing popu- tion of more than 1 billion (approximately 1. 18 billion), the food grain production must necessarily be increased. This can be done by increasing crop production to match the population growth rate of 2. 2% per annum, which is expected to stabilize at 1. 53 billion around 2050. There is no doubt that the Green Revolution in India during the late 1960s brought self-sufficiency in food grain production, mainly through the increase in rice and wheat crop yields - the two main crops of the country which play an important role from food security point of view. However, the excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides, and the neglect of organic manures for these crops, has resulted in the deterioration of physical, chemical and biological health of the ri- and wheat-growing soils. Owing to the deterioration of the health of these soils, the productivity of the rice-wheat cropping system has now either got reduced or in some places has become constant for the last decade.
Unique insight into the use of inorganics and organics essential for the productivity of rice and wheat crops in South East Asia
Includes important information for maintaining healthy soil and other environmental components - air, water, animals
Sustainable productivity of rice and wheat
Use of organics and inorganics to enhance food grain quality
Detailed explanation of the 'Integrated Nutrient Management' system