About the Book
Agriculture – the base for our life has been affected the most due to chemical farming system. Although, this leads to the maximum production of the crops and the vegetables on one side but hyper toxification of soil and water on the other. We have to minimize such farming system at the earliest and adopt organic farming system for the better future of the generations in the years to come. Sources of various raw substrates and their bio-transformation in to organic compost are some of the major issues for the farming communities.
The present book is a key to disclose sources and availability of such raw and bio-degradable substrates which are generated every day and are either thrown out or dumped in to different places causing air, water and soil pollution along with their easy bio-transformation technologies in to organic manure.
About the Author
Dr. Satyendra M. Singh – A Professor of Earthworm Biology at Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, is an Alumni of University of Lucknow. He is one of the known earthworm biologists with more than 31 years of illustrious research experience in earthworm ecology, eco-physiology, biodiversity, Vermitechnology and organic farming for sustainable agriculture and 25 years of PG teaching at the University.
Prof. Singh has published 65 research papers in peer reviewed National & International Journals and written 4 books on Earthworms viz., Biology & Ecology of Tropical Earthworms (2014); Earthworm Ecology & Environment (2009); Earthworms for Solid Waste Management (2007) and Fasal Sudha (in Hindi) (2007).
He has visited Neuchatel University, Beatenberg (Switzerland) in 2011, Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland) in 2006; Cardiff University, Wales (U.K.) in 2002 and Beijing Agricultural University, Beijing (China) in 1995 to participate in the Symposia on Earthworms and discourse on various aspects of Indian earthworms at International forum for the betterment of environmental sustainability.
Prof. Singh has developed a Centre for Vermiculture & Vermicomposting at the University Campus – a research, training and extension unit of the University under Lab. to Land programs and working as Co-ordinator-cum-Incharge of the Center. He is Founder & Secretary of the Society for Earthworm Ecology & Environmental Research (India) and Editor of “VERMECO”- a biannual bulletin on Agricultural Sustainability and Rural Development.
At present, Prof. Singh is Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Dean & Coordinator, Faculty of Medical, Dental and Paramedical Sciences at Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh).
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