Building Soil For Better Crops

Geomorphologically, NE India is located in an earthquake prone zone (zone V) of the Indian subcontinent. In this region earthquake comes with landsliding flood and along series of smaller magnitude earthquakes. Here earthquakes of upto MM intensity IX can be expected.  According to a hazard map by the Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Programme, the state can expect to have a peak gravitational acceleration (PGA) of 0.24g to 0.48g. The region where the highest PGA can be expected is along the state's border with Meghalaya, the site of the Great Indian earthquake of 1897.

Building Soils for Better Crops is a one-of-a-kind, practical guide to ecological soil management, now expanded and in full color. It provides step-by-step information on soil-improving practices as well as in-depth background—from what soil is to the importance of organic matter. Case studies of farmers from across the country provide inspiring examples of how soil—and whole farms—have been renewed through these techniques. A must-read for farmers, educators and students alike.


Source : Produced by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).

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