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Agroforestry for Sustained Productivity in Arid Regions

B.M. Sharma (Author) J.P. Gupta (Author)

Contents: 1. Arid zone soils and their suitability for agroforestry/D.C. Joshi. 2. Climatic features and their modifications through agroforestry/A.S. Rao. 3. Traditional agroforestry systems in western Rajasthan/S.K. Saxena. 4. Some alternative production systems and their management for sustainability/J.P. Gupta. 5. Some improved silvipastoral systems for sustainable production/S.K. Sharma. 6. Integrated farming systems for higher and sustained productivity in watersheds of arid areas/T.K. Bhati. 7. Shelterbelt Management for environmental improvement in hot arid ecosystem/A.K. Sharma and J.P. Gupta. 8. Management of degraded grasslands in arid regions of Rajasthan/K.C. Singh. 9. Nutrient cycling in agroforestry/B.M. Sharma.10. A Conceptual model for the evaluation of agroforestry systems/P.R. Ojasvi and R.K. Goyal.11. Role of legumes alongwith biofertilizers in agroforestry systems for higher plant productivity/A.V. Rao.12. Water relations of desert vegetation/S. Kathju. 13. Soil fertility management in agroforestry systems/R.K. Aggarwal and Praveen Kumar. 14. Feed resources of Indian arid zone : Their nutritive value for the livestock/H.C. Bohra and B.K. Mathur.15. Potential role of agroforestry in arid zone in 2000 AD/B.M. Sharma and J.P. Gupta.16. Insect pest management in agroforestry/M.P. Singh. 17. Diseases of desert trees and their management/R. Raj Bhansali and S.K. Jindal.18. Important fodder trees of arid zone and their management/J.C. Tiwari. 19. Genetic imporvement of tree species suitable for arid zone/K.R. Solanki. 20. Improved varieties of pasture grasses and their cultivation/M.S. Yadav and M.P. Rajora. 21. Social issues in agroforestry land use systems on arid lands/L.P. Bharara. 22. Development of degraded pasturelands in arid region/A case study/S.S. Rathore, B.L. Jain and B.M. Sharma. 23. Transfer of agroforestry technology in arid zone: a case study/R.N. Singh


In recent years the agroforestry for sustained productivity in arid regions attained more importance, particularly from the point of view of efficient utilization of land and water resources, meeting grain, fuel-wood and fodder needs of increasing human and livestock populations and protecting the environment from deterioration. The present volume is comprised of 23 chapters - containing information on various aspects of agroforestry like: Soil and Climatic conditions, nutrient and water relations, improved genotypes of trees and grasses, insect pest management, Socio-economic settings and transfer of technology for providing sustainability to arid regions.

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About the author

B.M. Sharma

B.M. Sharma is working as a Principal in Central School. He holds a postgraduate degree in English and has many books to his credit. Shri B.M. Sharma has attended many national level seminars and educational conferences.

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Title Agroforestry for Sustained Productivity in Arid Regions
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 817233155X, 9788172331559
length 198p.