The book entitled, “Improving Productivity of Drylands by Sustainable Resource Utilization and Management” deals with a variety of aspects linked with utilization and management of resources used in dryland agriculture.
The content of the book covers the topics on the natural resources management, biodiversity conservation, crop production and management, livestock management, energy, technology transfer and socio-economic issues. Subjects such as climate resilient agriculture, soil and water conservation measures, soil fertility appraisal, recycling of organic wastes, management strategies for livestock production, intercropping in agri-horti system, agro-morphological evaluation of crops, developing genotype for vegetable cultivation, crop diversification, farming systems, improved forage production, variability and heritability of grasses, weed management practices, economics of arable crop production, and energy conservation strategies through greenhouse have been incorporated under different chapters contributed by subject specialists. This book is an attempt to present collectively the scattered available information on several recently developed technologies and strategies for dryland management.
Furthermore, the book contains 30 chapters that discuss both theoretical and practical knowledge for sustainable management of the drylands by improving productivity. Moreover, the book will be useful for professionals, researchers, scholars, and students involved in scientific activities of agricultural research in drylands.
1. Climate Resilient Agriculture: Research and Development Initiatives in India B. Venkateswarlu 2. Crop Diversification through Groundnut for Enhancing Resource Utilization Efficiency: An Appraisal N.K. Jain and J.B. Misra 3. Farming Systems in the Indian Arid Zone for Sustainability in Agriculture N.L. Joshi 4. Feeding Management of Livestock during Drought Situations in Dry Regions of India N.V. Patil and K.M.L.Pathak 5. Biodiversity of Cold Arid Regions of Ladakh and its Conservation Bimal Misri 6. Production and Management Strategies for Improving Buffalo Productivity R.K. Sethi 7. Need of Soil and Water Conservation Measures in Arid Kachchh District of Gujarat Deepesh Machiwal, Devi Dayal and Sanjay Kumar 8. Performance of Selected Crops and Grasses under Varying Soil Depths in the Arid Region of Gujarat S. Mangalassery, Bhagirath Ram, S.L. Meena, Arvind Kumar and Devi Dayal 9. Soil Fertility Appraisal in North Eastern Parts of Indian Thar Desert Mahesh Kumar, P.C. Moharana, Amal Kar, P. Raina, S.K. Singh and N.R. Panwar 10. Recycling of Organic Wastes by Different Composting Techniques for Sustainable Agriculture A.B. Singh and A. Subba Rao 11. Improving Crop Water Productivity: Needs and Options V.S. Rathore, Birbal, N.S. Nathawat, S. Bhardwaj, Raj Singh and N.D. Yadava 12. Genetic Divergence Analysis in Land Races of Forage Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench S.K. Jain, P.R. Patel and M. Elangovan 13. Host Inventory and Relative Abundance of Fruit fly Species in Semi Arid Region of North Gujarat F. K. Chaudhary and G. M. Patel 14. Growth and Development of Bambara Groundnut (Vigna subterranea L.Verdc.) Landraces S.L. Meena and F.J. Massawe 15. Diversity of Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria in Selected Tree Species of Arid Zone in India Anjly Pancholy, S.K. Jindal and S.K. Singh 16. Multivariate Analyses in Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) for Fodder Yield and Their Attributes under Semiarid Condition of Gujarat S.K. Jain and P.R. Patel 17. Developing Brinjal Genotypes for Cultivation under Hot Arid Agro-Climate Hanif Khan and D.K. Samadia 18. Management Practices for Improved Forage Production of Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea) Devi Dayal, Arvind Kumar, M.L. Swami, Deepesh Machiwal, S. Mangalassery, S.C. Vyas and Hargovind Kunpara 19. Variability, Heritability and Character Association for Seed Yield and its Components in Buffel Grass (Cenchrus ciliaris Linn.) M.P. Rajora and R.K. Bhatt 20. Shrubs of Hot Arid Region: Diversity, Utilization and Conservation J.P. Singh and V.S. Rathore 21. Morphological Evaluation of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Varieties Under High Temperature Stress Conditions Bhagirath Ram, Devi Dayal, S. Mangalassery, Arvind Kumar, S.L. Meena and Narendra Kumar 22. Agro-morphological Evaluation of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Cultivars under Low Input Environment of Arid Ecosystem Arvind Kumar, Devi Dayal, S. Mangalassery, Deepesh Machiwal and S.C. Vyas 23. Assessment of Sesame (Sesame indicum L.) Cultivars under Different Rainfall Regimes in Arid Gujarat Arvind Kumar, Devi Dayal, Bhagirath Ram and S. Mangalassery 24. Effect of Rainfed Intercrops and Irrigation Levels on Growth and Yield of Fruit Trees in Agri-Horti System in Western Rajasthan N.D. Yadava, M.L. Soni, V.S. Rathore and Birbal 25. Fodder Yielding Potentiality of Pop Sorghum Genotypes Under Different Nitrogen and Seed Rate Levels H.V. Ganesh, S.C. Alagundagi, and S.V. Hosamani 26. Effect of Tillage Practices on Yield of Rainfed Castor R.M. Solanki, B.M. Dabhi and B.K. Sagarka Contents xi xii Improving Productivity of Drylands 27. Resource Use Efficiency as Influenced by Weed Management Practices in Cumin under Arid Region of Rajasthan Raj Singh and Anurag Saxena 28. Enhancing Socio-economic Status of Farmers through Dairy Entrepreneurship R.R. Patel, A.J. Patel, Bindage Ashwinee and R.M. Patel 29. Economics of Arable Crops Production in Arid Gujarat Khem Chand, Shalander Kumar, Devi Dayal, B.L. Jangid and S. Mangalassery 30. Design of Natural Convection Type Solar Tunnel Dryer for Rural Area M.S. Dulawat, Alok Gora and M.S. Seveda