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Vegetative Propagation of Trees: Principles and Practices

M. Paramathma (Editor) K Vanangamudi (Editor) K. Natarajan (Editor) T. Saravanan (Editor) K.R.V. Satyasheela (Editor) K.T. Parthiban (Editor) R. Renuka (Editor)
Synopsis Tree improvement is achieved by clonal selection due to improvements in vegetable propagation techniques. The clonal propagation offers higher genetic gain than that is possible with seed propagation. The clonal technology facilititates rapid selection of outstanding genotypes from the clonal stocks of candidate trees for the exploitation of heterosis. The literature available on vegetative propagation is very extensive and not easily accessible. Hence this book attempts to consolidate the different aspects involved in the vegetative propagation aspects involved in the vegetative propagation of trees. The importance of vegetative propagation for tree improvement is discussed in the chapter 1. The knowledge of genetic variation of the forest populations is important in determining the efficiency of different selection procedures and the criteria for the selection of superior tree is discussed the Chapter 2. The production of quality seedlings for better survival and growth after transplanting ultimately required better potting media and the chapter 3 gives meticulous information about this aspect. The function and practical application of different plant growth regulators is discussed in chapter 4. Production of large quantities if superior propagules is the great thrust in production forestry and hence the various propagation methods, structures and hardwares for accelerating the process of production of superior clones is briefly discussed in the chapters 5, 6, and 7. The chapter 8 and 9 gives an account of various pest and diseases affecting the forest trees and their control measures. The successful vegetative propagation methods developed for the economically important trees is dealt in the chapter 10 and the chapter 11 includes the revolutionary works made through the tissue culture techniques by the induction of genetic variability through somatic hybridization induction if mutants and DNA recombinant technology. Thus this book will serve the need of the students and the researchers studying/working in the field of forestry.
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About the authors

M. Paramathma

Dr. M. Paramathma, Professor and head, Department of tree Breeding, Forest College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural university, Mettupalayam has 25 years if experience in the field of UG and PG teaching, research and extension service. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian national University, Australia during the year 1998. He has received a number of prizes and awards like ‘Best Teacher Award’ in 1995, ‘Best research Worker in Agroforestry Award’ in 1998, ‘International Distinguished Leadership Award’ in 2000, ‘Best PG Teacher’ in 2002 etc. He has carried out 15 research projects and as a result, he was one of the scientists responsible for the release of five forage crops and one tree species in Tamil Nadu. He has guided 8 MSc students and 6 PhD Students. He has published 95 research papers national and International level and 68 popular articles in English and Tamil. He also co edited 6 books.

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K Vanangamudi

He is the Professor and Head of Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. His experience in teaching research and extension is over 21 years. He has guided 10 M.Sc. (Ag.) and 17 Ph.D. students. He is a recognized guide of Bharathlar University, Coimbatore. He has undergone one year training in Tree Seed Technology at Mississippi State University, USA. He has published 278 research schemes as Principal Investigator funded by various National agencies. In recognition of his outstanding contribution, he has been awarded with 'Best Post-graduate Teacher Award' in 1998. 'Best Scientist Award in Agro-Forestry' in 1999 and 'Madras Agricultural Students in Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Gandhi Gram Rural Instt., Deemed University. He is also consultant to Kerala Forestry Project. He has traveled to several countries in connection with Forestry research and education viz., USA, Japan and Canada.

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K. Natarajan

Dr. K. Natarajan, Assistant Professor of Seed Science and Technology, Adhiparasakthi Agricultural College, Kalavai, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India. He has published 9 research papears, 9 popular articles in International and National Journals. He has also presented 43 research papers in National Seminars and Conferences. He has specialized in flower seed production areas.

T. Saravanan

Dr. T. Saravanan born at T. Mettupatty, Thevaram, P.O. Theni Dt., (Tamil Nadu), completed his (Hr. Sec) at St. Aloysius. Hr. Sec. School, Royappanpatti. During the period he won the school Ist Prize in Botony. He completed his B.Sc. Degree (Chemistry) at Madurai Kamaraj University and obtained B.Ed., M.L.I.S., DCPA., Ph.D. from Annamalai University. He won the University II Rank in MLIS. He worked as a Librarian in Thiruthangal Nadar College of Arts and Science. Chennail for 6 years. Since 2002, he has been in service as Lecturer in Library and information Science, Annamalai University. He contributed many articles at national/ international level. He organized various workshop on Library Automation for Tamil Nadu District Public Librarians and DLIS Students of Annamalai University.

K.R.V. Satyasheela

Ms. K.R.V. Satya Sheela, Assistant Professor of Plant Breddong and genetics, Adhiparasakthi Agricultural College, Kalavai, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India has been awarded with seven gold medals and one award for her academic excellence in the B.Sc. Agri Programme. Her specialization is in the field of maize intrapopulation improvement. She has also published several articles in refereed journals and newsletters.

K.T. Parthiban

Dr. K.T. Parthiban, Assistant professor of Forestry, Forest College and research Institute Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Mettupalayam has 13 years of experience in the field of UG and PG teaching, research and extension service. He worked as a research fellow in Ireland during 1992-93. He has visited a number of countries to get training in plant transformation techniques. He has excellent research experiences by acting as a Principal Investigator and Co-principal Investigator in a number of research projects funded b various agencies at national and State level and currently investigating 5 research projects. He has authored 5 and published 12 research papers in International Journals & Newsletters and 12 in National Journals. He has presented & papers I various National and International conferences and seminars and published a number of popular articles in English and Tamil.

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Bibliographic information

Title Vegetative Propagation of Trees: Principles and Practices
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170893321
length xviii+160p., Tables; Figures; 23cm.