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Agrotechniques and Uses of Medicinal Plants

R.D. Gupta (Author) Sushil Kumar Gupta (Author) S.D. Bhardwaj (Author)

This book Agrotechniques and Uses of Medicinal Plants would provide up-to-date information on the subject and fulfill the requirements of the students of Indian Systems of Medicine and those pursuing degree programmes in Agriculture especially the students of forestry/agroforestry. The professionals, teachers, folk healers, practitioners and medicinal plant growers are also likely to be benefited. The book has been divided into five sections namely; forest trees, fruit trees, shrubs, climbers and herbs covering 119 species. Each plant species has been described with their common name, scientific name, family, importance, distribution, medicinal uses, botanical description, soil and climatic requirements and cultural practices. The terminology referred/used in the text has also been explained in the chapter glossary in the end.

Contents: Foreword. Preface. Introduction. 1. Forest trees. 2. Fruits trees. 3. Shrubs. 4. Climbers. 5. Herbs. Glossary. Index.

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About the author

R.D. Gupta

R.D. Gupta, M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Agriculture), is a well-known soil scientist and environmentalist, having specialization in soil microbiology and pedology, and in wildlife of Pir Panjal Himalayan region of Jammu and Kashmir. He did his postgraduate diploma in ecology and environment from Indian Institute of ecology and Environment, New Delhi. Starting his Professional career as Assistant Extension Specialist (Soil science) in Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana in 1968, Prof. Gupta served as Associate Professor, Deputy Director, extension education (Training) in Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya and Shere-Kashmir university of Agricultural science and Technology, before he was elevated as Chief scientist, KVK and head SKUAST, regional Agricultural research Station, R.S. Pura, Jammu. Later, he served as Founding Associate dean, faculty of Agriculture, SKUAST, Jammu; and Head, Divisions of Agricultural Chemistry, and soil Science, and agro-forestry. He has to his credit over 100 research papers and a book, entitled, problems and management of Soil and Forest Resources of Northwest Himalayas.

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Title Agrotechniques and Uses of Medicinal Plants
Format Hardcover
Date published: 11.06.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 978818521196
length xviii+500p., Tables; Figures