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Dryland Agriculture

S C Panda (Author)
Synopsis This book is written to serve a reference/guide book for the students of agriculture, veterinary, soil conservation and field practitioners. The book fills the need for an up-to-date comprehensive text on the Dry land Agriculture under varying situations for the students at under graduate and post graduate levels. This book will be of immense use in imparting knowledge on the basic principles and applied aspects of the dry land farming for students, teachers, scientists, extension workers and professionals engaged in agricultural development. The coverage of twenty two chapters brings out all aspects of the Dry land Agriculture, which includes introduction, history of dry land agriculture, dry land agriculture and its characteristics, problems of crop production, moisture stress and conservation, cropping systems, Agro-forestry and social forestry, Crop ecology, cropping patterns in irrigated and rainfed conditions, assessment of agronomic interactions, drought and agricultural drought, watershed management, development of dry land agriculture in India, researches in dry farming for increasing productivity, soil salinity in dry lands, management of pasture lands in the arid and semi-arid regions, wasteland management, soil fertility and fertilizer use, weed management, diseases of dry land crops and their management, role of sustainable agriculture, and general recommendations, future prospects and conclusion, etc. Each chapter is brief comprehensive and full-fledged with respect to technical information.
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About the author

S C Panda

Dr. S.C. Panda, born on 01-11-1939 at Kantipur, Mayurbhanj, is graduated in Agriculture from Utkal University in 1962, Post graduated from OUAT, Bhubaneswar in 1965 and Ph.D. Utkal University in 1972. He has involved in various research fields such as Rice Research, Water Management Research, Cropping System Research, Plastic Use in Agriculture, research on weather study on rice based cropping system and weed research as Research Scholar, Research Scientist, Chief Scientist (Water Management), Associate Director of Research, Professor and Head, Agronomy, Chief Agronomist (CSR) and Den (Post Graduate Faculty-cum-Director Residential Instruction) Dean of Research and Dean college of Agriculture from 1962. He has also served as Regional Co-ordinator, NDP (Eastern Region of India) in the year 1987-88. He has over three decades of experience in teaching research, rural development and agricultural extension. Dr. Panda has scientific papers on numerous International and National conferences and has to his credit of more than 102 numbers of research papers published in various international and national journals. Under his guidance and supervision, fifty students of M.Sc. Ag. And ten students of Ph.D. have got their degrees. Presently he is working as Emeritus Scientist under ICAR operating of OUAT, Bhubneswar.

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Bibliographic information

Title Dryland Agriculture
Author S C Panda
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Agrobios (India)
Language: English
isbn 8177542214
length xxx+369p., Figures; Tables; Reference; 25cm.