Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management

authored by: R.K.Nanwal
ISBN: 9789387973930 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 252 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2019
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 19.7 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA | Weight: 575 GMS
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This publication will provide for the educational requirements of students concerning rainfed agriculture. The chapters have been carefully selected and organized in a manner that will guide students through the entire scope of rainfed agriculture, encompassing both theoretical and practical aspects. The book is supplemented with relevant illustrations and diagrams to enhance comprehension.

The content is presented in a manner and sequence that facilitates students' comprehension and application of the concepts related to rainfed agriculture. This systematic approach will enable them to develop a consistent understanding of the subject matter and approach problems with a reasonable degree of uniformity.

The broad chapters included in the book are: Rainfed agriculture: Introduction, types, characteristics, distribution and importance; History of rainfed agriculture & watershed in India; Problems and prospects of rainfed agriculture in India ; Soil and climatic conditions prevalent in rainfed areas; Drought: types, effect of water deficit on physio- morphological characteristics of the plants, Mechanism of crop adaptation under moisture deficit condition; Water harvesting: importance, its techniques, Efficient utilization of water through soil and crop management practices, Study of mulches and antitranspirants; Management of crops in rainfed areas; Contingent crop planning for aberrant weather conditions; Concept, objective, principles and components of watershed management, factors affecting watershed management; Integrated watershed development. The need for comprehensive information on rainfed farming relevant to undergraduate and postgraduate students of agriculture has been felt for quite some time. The advanced, diverse and need-based topics have been together for a systematic and comprehensive reading by the students and faculty in agriculture.

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