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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 1333-1340
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.154


Conservation Agriculture: An Efficient Tool to Overcome the Drawbacks of Conventional Agricultural System towards Sustainable Crop Production
Saju Adhikary1*, Benukar Biswas1 and Anjali Priya2
1Deparment of Agronomy, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya
2Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia741252, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Conservation Agriculture (CA) consists of the practical application of three interlinked principles, that is no or minimum tillage, mulching of soil surface and crop species diversification, in conjunction with other complementary agricultural practices of integrated crop production. In India several efforts have been made to develop, refine and disseminate conservation agricultural technologies for the past two decades and have made significant progress even though there are several constraints that affect adoption of CA. The technologies used in CA benefit the environment, increase crop diversification, improve efficient use of resources, save water and nutrients, increase yields, and provide opportunity to reduce the cost of production. However, there are several constraints for promotion of CA technologies, such as lack of appropriate seeders especially for small and medium farmers, unavailability of skilled and scientific manpower burning of crop residues, competition of crop residues between their usage in CA and livestock feeding, and overcoming the biased mindset about tillage. This article reviews the emerging concerns due to adoption of conventional agriculture systems, and analyses the constraints and research needs for improvement of conservation agriculture in India.


Keywords: Conservation agriculture, Conventional agriculture, Constraints, Resource use efficiency, Tillage
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Saju Adhikary, Benukar Biswas and Anjali Priya. 2020. Conservation Agriculture: An Efficient Tool to Overcome the Drawbacks of Conventional Agricultural System towards Sustainable Crop Production.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 1333-1340. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.154