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Sustainable Production of Pulses in Diverse Agro Ecosystem: Vol 1 & 2

Narendra Kumar (Author)

Contents: Volume I: 1. Pulses production in India: An overview. 2. Alternative cropping systems of rice-wheat involving faboid legume crops for crop diversification and sustainability. 3. Inter-cropping of pulses in sugarcane for crop diversification and livelihood security. 4. Potential of pigeonpea inter-cropping systems in NEH region. 5. Sustainable intensification of cereal based cropping systems with summer mungbean in Indo-Gangetic Plains. 6. Tillage management in pulse crops under diverse agricultural production systems. 7. Management strategies for enhancing phosphorus use efficiency in pulse crops. 8. Response of pulse crops to zinc application. 9. Management strategies for micronutrients deficiency in pulses. 10. Nutrient and weed management in summer pulses in IGP. 11. Precision water management for higher crop and water productivity in pulse crops. 12. Biofertilizers for sustainable pulse production in India. 13. Weed management in pulse-based conservation agriculture system. 14. Retrospect and prospects of grass pea cultivation in Central India. 15. Technological interventions for enhancing pulses production under rice fallows in India. 16. Role of pulse crop green manuring on soil health and agricultural sustainability. 17. Mechanization in pulses production systems in India: Status and way forward. Volume II: 1. Pulses for food and nutritional security. 2. Climate change effects on grain legume production and its mitigation. 3. Agronomic interventions for drought stress mitigation in pulses. 4. Production management technologies of pulse crops in acidic soils of NE region of India. 5. Prospects of grass pea in rice fallows of Eastern India. 6. Rainfed greengram production techniques in Tamil Nadu under climate change. 7. Indeterminate pigeonpea: an ideal leguminous crop for rainfed cropping systems. 8. PGPR for abiotic stress management in pulses. 9. Mechanism of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria in grain legumes for biotic and abiotic stress management. 10. Role of hydrogel in pulses production under rainfed rice fallow. 11. Deploying contingency measures in drought situation for sustaining of pulses productivity in Central India. 12. Foliar nutrition of pulses under rainfed condition. 13. Emerging technologies for sustainable pulses production in Madhya Pradesh. 14. Current pulses production trends, major constrains and management strategies for extension of pulses cropping area in North-Western Himalayas. 15. Mitigation strategies for abiotic stresses in arid pulses. 16. New niches for horizontal and vertical expansion of area under pulses. 17. Indigenous technical knowledge for enhancing pulses production and livelihood security. 18. Post-harvest technology and value addition in pulses.


The present book is outcome of valuable contributions made by various scientists and researchers working on pulse crops in diverse agro-ecosystems of the country. This book has comprehensive coverage of advanced production technologies in the form of 17 chapters that provided the technological back-up to make the country self-sufficient in pulses production. This book would serve as an information source for all R&D personal involved in the promotion of pulses in the country. The editor is sincerely thankful to all the contributors for their valuable chapters of this book, thereby sharing their experiences with the readers. 

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About the author

Narendra Kumar

Dr. Narendra Kumar, M.Sc. (Physics), M.A. (History), D.Phil., is a scholar of eminence. though a science teacher by profession, his inclination to ancient Indian history has led him to explore the great past of India. A prolific writer, Dr. Narendra Kumar has many research articles, published in professional journals of repute.

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Title Sustainable Production of Pulses in Diverse Agro Ecosystem: Vol 1 & 2
Format Hardcover
Date published: 11.03.2023
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789390749775
length 600p.,