Legumes for Soil Health and Sustainable Management Ebook

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Sustainable management of soils is an important global issue of the 21st century Feeding roughly 8 billion people with an environmentally sustainable production system is a major challenge especially considering the fact that 10 of the worlds population at risk of hunger and 25 at risk of malnutrition Accordingly the 68th United Nations UN general assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses to raise awareness and to celebrate the role of pulses in human nutrition and welfare Likewise the assembly declared the year 2015 as the International Year of Soils to promote awareness of the role of healthy soils for a healthy life and the International Union of Soil Science IUSS has declared 2015-2024 as the International Decade of Soils Including legumes in cropping systems is an important toward advancing soil sustainability food and nutritional security without compromising soil quality or its production potential Several textbooks and edited volumes are currently available on general soil fertility or on legumes but to date none have been dedicated to the study of Legumes for Soil Health and Sustainable Management This is important aspect as the soil the epidermis of the Earth geoderma is the major component of the terrestrial biosphere This book explores the impacts of legumes on soil health and sustainability structure and functioning of agro-ecosystems agronomic productivity and food security BNF microbial transformation of soil N and P plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria biofertilizers etc With the advent of fertilizers legumes have been sidelined since World War II which has produced serious consequences for soils and the environment alike Therefore legume-based rational cropping/soil management practices must support environmentally and economically sustainable agroecosystems based on sequential rotation and intercropping considerations to restore soil health and sustainability All chapters are amply illustrated with appropriately placed data tables figures and photographs and supported with extensive and cutting-edge references The editors have provided a roadmap for the sustainable development of legumes for food and nutritional security and soil sustainability in agricultural systems offering a unique resource for teachers researchers and policymakers as well as undergraduate and graduate students of soil science agronomy ecology and the environmental sciencesLegumes for Soil Health and Sustainable Management EbookBy Ram Swaroop Meena Publisher Springer Print ISBN 9789811302527 9811302529 eText ISBN 9789811302534 9811302537 Copyright year 2018 Format EPUB Available from 23900 USD SKU 9789811302534

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Sustainable management of soils is an important global issue of the 21st century Feeding roughly 8 billion people with an environmentally sustainable production system is a major challenge especially considering the fact that 10 of the worlds population at risk of hunger and 25 at risk of malnutrition Accordingly the 68th United Nations UN general assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses to raise awareness and to celebrate the role of pulses in human nutrition and welfare Likewise the assembly declared the year 2015 as the International Year of Soils to promote awareness of the role of healthy soils for a healthy life and the International Union of Soil Science IUSS has declared 2015-2024 as the International Decade of Soils Including legumes in cropping systems is an important toward advancing soil sustainability food and nutritional security without compromising soil quality or its production potential Several textbooks and edited volumes are currently available on general soil fertility or on legumes but to date none have been dedicated to the study of Legumes for Soil Health and Sustainable Management This is important aspect as the soil the epidermis of the Earth geoderma is the major component of the terrestrial biosphere This book explores the impacts of legumes on soil health and sustainability structure and functioning of agro-ecosystems agronomic productivity and food security BNF microbial transformation of soil N and P plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria biofertilizers etc With the advent of fertilizers legumes have been sidelined since World War II which has produced serious consequences for soils and the environment alike Therefore legume-based rational cropping/soil management practices must support environmentally and economically sustainable agroecosystems based on sequential rotation and intercropping considerations to restore soil health and sustainability All chapters are amply illustrated with appropriately placed data tables figures and photographs and supported with extensive and cutting-edge references The editors have provided a roadmap for the sustainable development of legumes for food and nutritional security and soil sustainability in agricultural systems offering a unique resource for teachers researchers and policymakers as well as undergraduate and graduate students of soil science agronomy ecology and the environmental sciencesLegumes for Soil Health and Sustainable Management EbookBy Ram Swaroop Meena Publisher Springer Print ISBN 9789811302527 9811302529 eText ISBN 9789811302534 9811302537 Copyright year 2018 Format EPUB Available from 23900 USD SKU 9789811302534