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Nursery Manual: Propagation Methods for Tree Species

N.H. Ravindranath (Author) Vidya S. Swamy (Author) D.M. Bhat (Author)
Synopsis This Nursery Manual provides propagation techniques for one hundred tree species. The appropriate reproductive and/or vegetative propagation techniques are presented for each tree species. The manual further provides a brief description of each tree species, its distribution, economic importance, phenology, seed characteristics, methods of seed collection, specific treatments to enhance seed germination and field-planting methods. Information about the application of modern techniques such as micro-propagation, the use of synthetic chemicals to induce roots, seed treatments, testing of germination, setting up of traditional and greenhouse nurseries and various practices to produce good quality seedlings is also provided. This manual has been prepared to meet the requirements of individuals interested in setting up nurseries, forest department staff and nursery managers, plantation managers, college teachers, farmers, entrepreneurs and sylviculture enthusiasts.
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About the authors

N.H. Ravindranath

N.H. Ravindranath is the Chairman of the Center for Application of Science and Technology in Rural Areas (ASTRA), and is also associate with the center for Ecological Sciences, IISc, Bangalore. His specialization includes forest ecology and management, forest biomas production, biomass energy and climate change. He has published five books on Biomass, Energy and Environment, Climate change and Developing Countries and Renewable Energy. He is a member of the editorial board of two international journals and has contributed to seven reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Vidya S. Swamy

Vidya S Swamy is a scientist at IISc, Bangalore working for the project ‘Sustainable Transformation of Rural Areas’. She has worked extensively on medicinal plants and nursery practices. She was involved in the nursery trials at ASTRA. IISc, Bangalore.

D.M. Bhat

D.M. Bhat is a scientist at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc, Bangalore. He is stationed at the Field Research Centre at Sirsi in the Western Ghats region, where the nursery trials were conducted. His specialization includes forest ecology, ecodevelopment, and water pollution monitoring and abatement. He has published extensively on forest ecological aspects of the Western Ghats.

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Bibliographic information

Title Nursery Manual: Propagation Methods for Tree Species
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 817371455X
length viii+320p., Figures; 25cm.