About the book
The ‘Global Peanut Agroecosystem’ is a conglomerate of Peanut cropping belts that flourish in different continents. It encompasses Peanut cropping belts of North America, Sahelian West Africa, Semi-arid India, China, Australia etc. Recent advances in Nutrient Management within each cropping belt forms core of this book. An introductory chapter highlights Historical aspects of Peanuts. Peanut Agroecosystems situated in each continent have been dealt exclusively in chapters 2 to 9. Historical background, Geographical settings, Agroclimate, Soils, Cropping systems and Productivity trends are provided at the beginning of each chapter. Aspects of Nutrient dynamics such as Soil Nutrients, Physico-chemical transformations, Nutrient fluxes, Fertilizer inputs, Organic manures, Residue recycling, Nutrient accumulations, Carryover effects, Nutrient balance/imbalances form major part of discussions. Beneficial soil microbes and their influence on crop nutrition have been highlighted. Modeling Nutrient dynamics and Precision farming has been included. Overall, it is a scholarly edition within the realm of Global Agriculture. It highlights relevance of Nutrient dynamics to Productivity of Peanut Agroecosystem.
Preface / Acknowledgement / Peanut Agroecosystem: An Introduction / Peanut Cropping Belt of North America: Nutrient Dynamics, Ecology and Productivity / Peanut Agroecosystem of South America: Nutrients and Productivity / Peanut Agroecosystem of Sahelian West Africa: Nutrient Dynamics, Ecology and Productivity / Peanuts in North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia: Nutrients Dynamics and Productivity / Peanut Cropping Belts of Southern and Eastern Africa: Nutrients Dynamics and Productivity / Peanut Cropping Zones of Semi-Arid Tropics of India: Nutrient Dynamics, Ecology and Productivity / Peanut Agroecosystem of South East Asia: Nutrient Dynamics and Productivity / Peanut Cropping Belt of Australia: Nutrient Dynamics and Productivity / Epilogue / Index.
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