Steering Agriculture through the Concept of Triple S: Seed, Soil and Sustainability

C. S. Pawar

  • Page No:  113 - 114
  • Published online: 07 Sep 2010

  • Abstract

Indiscriminate use of agrochemicals for higher agricultural production may lead to a number of problems. Chemical agriculture leads to degradation of soil physical characteristics, reduced soil fertility and such a system of agriculture, in a true sense, also intensifies the problem of crop insects, pests and diseases. Thus it may be safely stated that a pure chemical agriculture can not help in realizing the dream of sustainable agriculture. On the other hand, going for sole organic agriculture is not a solution for the reason that such a system has comparatively low production potentials. Therefore an integrated system of agriculture is the need of the hour. Organic agriculture and chemical agriculture have to be blended in a wise manner, and soil nutrients together with the use of organic inputs (manures and composts) and inorganic inputs (chemi­cal fertilizers) may help in the long run.. The role of Integrated Crop Management (ICM), Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Better Management Practices (BMP), Transgenic Crop Varieties (TCV), etc. towards sustainable agriculture should be criti­cally considered and a holistic approach should be framed out. We can certainly meet this challenge working collectively on a broader concept of Triple S—“Seed, Soil and Sustainability”.      

Keywords :   Sustainable agriculture, chemical agriculture, seed-soil-sustainability


Pawar CS. Steering Agriculture through the Concept of Triple S: Seed, Soil and Sustainability IJBSM [Internet]. 07Sep.2010[cited 8Feb.2022];1(1):113-114. Available from:

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