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Mechanization of Dryland Agriculture

I. Srinivas (Editor) G.R. Korwar (Editor) C.R. Thyagraj (Editor) Y.S. Ramakrishna (Editor) V.M. Mayande (Editor)
Synopsis Dryland Mechanism improves productivity profitability and sustainability of dryland agriculture. Mechanization of Dryland Agriculture involves identification and selection of suitable machinery and implements for different operations based on location specific needs an power resources available. Network of small fabrication in rural area is important to ensure local availability of proven tools. Custom hiring of implements and availability for use on payment of small rental charges respectively but also creates skilled are discussed in depth by well experiences authors in their respective fields. The book covers topics on design and development of implements suitable for different farming systems in drylands to achieve timeliness and precision, manufacturing industry perspective, agri-business potential, custom hiring centres, automation, value addition, role of information technology, socio-economic aspects, gender and policy issues etc. The book provides a wholesome insight into mechanization needs, design criteria, manufacturing technology, extension through industry and custom hiring centres, use of information technology, agri-business etc are important issues covered in addition to technical, industrial, social, economic, gender and policy issues. The book will be most beneficial to planners, policy makers, scientists, teachers, students, extension workers and rural development agencies.
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About the authors

I. Srinivas

Er. I. Srinivas, Scientist Selection Grade (Farm Machinery and Power) working at CRIDA, Hyderabad has obtained M.Tech in farm machinery and power from Indian Institute of technology, Kharagpur. He has earlier worked with Central Tobacco research Institute, rajhmundry. He holds design patents and received awards for NRDC and industrial exhibition society for his significant contribution in deign of fibre extractor.

G.R. Korwar

Dr. G.R. Korwar, principal Scintists (Agronomy) working at CRIDA, Hyderabad has a doctorate in Agronomy from University f Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad. He is a recipient of Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Outstanding post-graduate research and Gold medal of UAS, Dharwad. His major research interests are agro-forestry, alternate land use systems, pasture management, weed control and evaluation of economically important shrubs under rainfed conditions

C.R. Thyagraj

Dr. C.R. Thyagraj, Principal Scientist (Farm Machinery and Power) working at CRIDA, Hyderabad obtained M.Tech from Indian Institute of technology, Kharagpur and Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru technological university, Hyderabad. He has worked at CIAE, Bhopal earlier. His major research interests are in tillages aspects in drylands and energy use in agriculture.

Y.S. Ramakrishna

Dr. Y.S. Ramakrishna, Director, CRIDA, Hyderabad has a doctorate degree in agricultural meteorology. Earlier he worked as project Coordinator of All India Coordinated Research Project on Agro-meteorologyu. He is recipient of ICAR Gold medal and several publications in national and international journals. He has visited several countries during his professional career and immensely contributed in the field of agro-meteorology and dryland agriculture. He is actively involved in pioneering public-private partnerships in development and transfer of dryland technologies.

V.M. Mayande

Dr. V.M. Mayande, principal Scientists (Farm Machinery and Power), Working at CRIDA, Hyderabad has a doctorate degree in Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Farm Machinery and Power from Indian Institute of technology, Kharagpur and M.Tech (Process and Food Engineerig) from G.B. Pant university of Agriculture ad Technology, Patnagar. He has served at International crops research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) as Engineer (farm Power and Equipment) and the Bhartiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF) as Assistant Agricultural Engineer. His major research interests are dryland mechanization and natural resources management. He is recipient of several awards including prestigious Rafi Ahmed Award of ICAR for outstanding contribution in engineering and technology. he has 125 publications and 2 design patents to his credit.

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Bibliographic information

Title Mechanization of Dryland Agriculture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183210473
length 608p., Tables; Figures; References; Index; 23cm.