Improving Organic Crop Cultivation (Hardcover)

Improving Organic Crop Cultivation By Ulrich Köpke (Editor), H. Spieß (Contribution by), B. Schmehe (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Ulrich Köpke (Editor), H. Spieß (Contribution by), B. Schmehe (Contribution by)
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Global sales of organic products have grown significantly, yet organic farming remains a small percentage of overall agricultural production with lower yields than conventional methods. Organic crop cultivation thus faces a range of challenges if it is to grow significantly. This volume reviews the wealth of research addressing these challenges.

Part 1 reviews developments in improving cultivation across the value chain, from breeding more robust, low input varieties to ways of maintaining soil health and improving crop nutrition. Part 2 discusses the key topic of pests and diseases with reviews of integrated pest and weed management as well as organic plant protection products. Part 3 covers ways of monitoring the environmental impact of organic farming whilst the final part of the book discusses ways of supporting organic cultivation in the developing world.

With its distinguished editor and an international team of expert authors, this will be a standard reference for all those interested in understanding, improving and promoting organic farming.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781786761842
ISBN-10: 178676184X
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: November 30th, 2018
Pages: 570
Language: English
Series: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science