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Conservation Agriculture

  • Muhammad Farooq
  • Kadambot H. M. Siddique


  • Written by experts in the field

  • Presents recent advances in conservation agriculture research and development

  • Focuses on environmentally sustainable and profitable food production systems


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Elements of Conservation Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. V.P. Singh, K.K. Barman, Raghwendra Singh, A.R. Sharma
      Pages 39-77
    3. S. Mkomwa, P. Kaumbutho, P. Makungu
      Pages 109-131
    4. Ahmad Nawaz, Jam Nazeer Ahmad
      Pages 133-155
  4. Modeling and Crop Improvement for Conservation Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Tariq Mahmood, Richard Trethowan
      Pages 159-179
    3. Bruno Basso, Ryan Nagelkirk, Luigi Sartori
      Pages 181-193
  5. Status of Conservation Agriculture: Some Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Stephen Loss, Atef Haddad, Yaseen Khalil, Abdulsattar Alrijabo, David Feindel, Colin Piggin
      Pages 197-224
    3. Y. A. Yigezu, A. Mugera, T. El-Shater, Colin Piggin, Atef Haddad, Yaseen Khalil et al.
      Pages 225-247
    4. Hafeez-ur- Rehman, Ahmad Nawaz, Abdul Wakeel, Yashpal Singh Saharawat, Muhammad Farooq
      Pages 249-283
    5. Jean-Claude Legoupil, Pascal Lienhard, Anonh Khamhoung
      Pages 285-310
    6. Lingling Li, Bill Bellotti, Renzhi Zhang, Hailin Zhang
      Pages 311-334
    7. P. R. Ward, Kadambot H. M. Siddique
      Pages 335-355
    8. G. Basch, T. Friedrich, A. Kassam, E. Gonzalez-Sanchez
      Pages 357-389

About this book


Conservation agriculture—consisting of four components including permanent soil cover, minimum soil disturbance, diversified crop rotations and integrated weed management—is considered the principal pathway to sustainable agriculture and the conservation of natural resources and the environment. In this book leading researchers in the field describe the basic principles of conservation agriculture, and synthesize recent advances and developments in conservation agriculture research. This book is a ready reference on conservation agriculture and reinforces the understanding for its utilization to develop environmentally sustainable and profitable food production systems. The book describes various elements of conservation agriculture; highlights the associated breeding and modeling efforts; analyses the experiences and challenges in conservation agriculture in different regions of the world; and proposes some pragmatic options and new areas of research in this very important area of agriculture. This book is an invaluable source of information for scientists, teachers and students in the fields of agronomy, farming systems, ecology and environmental sciences.


biodiversity conservation agriculture crop residues management crop rotation genetic imporovement good production practices natural resources soil erosion tillage

Editors and affiliations

  • Muhammad Farooq
    • 1
  • Kadambot H. M. Siddique
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AgronomyUniversity of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan
  2. 2.Institute of AgricultureThe University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

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