The quick change in cultivation techniques has disturbed agro eco system. This disturbance is caused by extension of cultivated areas, monoculture, intensive cultivation, faulty cropping pattern, irrational crop husbandry by way of unbalanced chemical fertilizer application, tapping of subsoil water, introduction of newer varieties of crop and indiscriminate application of synthetic pesticides. The pesticide consumption has increased by 20% per annum although agricultural production is almost static. The insects and diseases cause over Rs. 29,000 crores crop losses per annum. This situation has come up because of killing of natural enemies, resistant problem among insects and diseases to pesticides, residue hazards of pesticides, and chemical fertilizers and upsetting of balance in nature.
Considering the above, there is a need of a different kind of agriculture and a different kind of technology to achieve our goal for effective green revolution.
We have to phase out the unnecessary consumption of poisonous chemicals and chemical fertilizers, and actively consider our strategies on organic farming system. These strategies includes use of eco-friendly approaches viz., bio-pesticides, bio-agents, bio-fertilizers, IPM, IDM, INM and other allied eco-friendly components.
It is with these objectives, the executive committee of the society decided to bring out a bi-annual journal “Journal of Eco-friendly Agriculture “ to publish latest research information from all over the world on organic farming and management of agriculture.
I request you to send us research papers from your organization for publication in this journal. Your kind support is very much required to run this journal smoothly.
To publish this Journal, I very sincerely thank Dr. C.D. Mayee, Chief Patron for support and encouragement and to Dr.(Mrs).Neelima Garg-Editor in Chief , Dr.Rajiv Dutta-Editor , Dr. Jagdish Chandra-Editor, & Dr.S.N.Sushil – Editor for editing the Journal with full dedication and hard work. I also thank the members of the editorial advisory board for encouragement and support. My sincere thanks to all the scientific referees, reviewers, editors, editor in chief who supported the journal earlier. Special thanks to Dr. A.K. Misra, Dr. R.M. Khan, Dr. D.K.Tandon, Dr.A.K.Verma ,Late Shri Dr.Ram Kishun and Late Shri Dr. A.K. Bhattacharya