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Cowpea in India

 
D Kumar (Author) N B Singh (Author)
Synopsis Cowpea an important food legume, is adapted to wide ranges of soil and rainfall situations, hence, cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. It is the crop of low and high rainfall regions, grown particularly as a mixed/inter crop for various purposes. Cowpea is an ancient source of food, forage, fodder, vegetable, certain snacks, cover crop and an important component of cropping system. The crop has been investigated for its varied and the crop of common masses. The information so generated is scattered, unsystematic and not readily available at a place. It is desired that research results of various aspects generated in India are collected, compiled and intended users and planners. In view of this, present compilation “Cowpea in India” represents a treasure of scientific information by reputed researchers throughout the country. The compilation comprises fourteen chapters devoted to plant improvement, crop husbandry, resistance towards abiotic stresses, genetic resources of quantitative and qualitative nature, plant protection soil nematodes, forage aspects, uses, vegetable purposes etc.
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About the authors

D Kumar

Dr. D. Kumar is currently working as Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding) and is holding the charge of Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project on Arid Legumes, at Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur. He has edited 9 books and has published more than 120 full-length research papers in different journals of national and international reputes. He has also written more than 20 chapters for different books and Proceedings of the Symposia. His main field of specialization is Breeding for Abiotic Stress Tolerance with special reference to drought and salinity in arid pulses and repeseed-mustard.

N B Singh

Dr. N.B. Singh is currently working as Assistant Director general (Oilseeds & Pulses) at the ICAR, New Delhi. Dr. Singh is Ph.D. in Plant Breeding from the reputed University of Minnesota, USA. He has served Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa (Bihar) as Professor of Plant Breeding for more than one decade. As distinguished Professor, he has served International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad as visiting scientist for more than three years. He has contributed a number of research papers in the area of Pulse Crops Improvement in national and international journals of repute. He has long experience of working at ICAR, New Delhi as Assistant Director General of Pulses and Oilseeds. He is well recognized for his research contributions in both pulses and oilseeds.

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Bibliographic information

Title Cowpea in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172333676
length xvi+281p., Tables; Plates; 23cm.