Paddy field soil conservation: Indian historical practices


India is an ancient land having high seasonal rain fall (4 months rain & 8 months dry), has paddy cultivation. Becauses silt-sand separation; buoyant sand gets carried; silt agglutinates. Rill fluid dissolves agglutinated soil; vectors as silt → degradation. Indian farmer has unique agricultural field conservation; soil cum fertility maintenance/regeneration heritage. Also use the stubble and cow dung (cellulose) as binder cum multi purpose in-field uses. economic; ecologically safe; and not discussed earlier. Good tool for altruistic administrations.

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Bhattacharya, D. (2011) Paddy field soil conservation: Indian historical practices. Agricultural Sciences, 2, 341-346. doi: 10.4236/as.2011.23045.

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