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Advances in Seed Science and Technology: Forest Tree Seed Technology and Management (Volume 3)

 
K Vanangamudi (Editor) R. Umarani (Editor) N. Natarajan (Editor) K. Natarajan (Editor) T. Saravanan (Editor) P. Srimathi (Editor) A. Bharathi (Editor)
Synopsis The forest area in most of the countries  is declining at an alarming rate and efforts must be immediately taken to increase the production of forest trees. The use of good quality seeds is an absolute necessity which involves the implementation of the advanced forest tree seed technologies.  Hence, this volume is edited with the objective to provide knowledge on the aspects of forest tree seed technology and management.  This volume has a compilation of information on the progress that has been made in the areas of seed biology, biotechnological aspects of tree seed regeneration, nursery management techniques for production of elite trees, physiological aspects of seed enhancement, pest management of forest trees, reforestation; ecological aspects like use of tree seeds in water clarification and revegetation of minespoils, selecting candidate plus trees for tree improvement and biological nitrogen fixation.  This volume also provides an understanding of all the aspects of forest tree seed technology and management like brief introduction of the tree species, phenology, fruits and seed, seed collection, seed extraction, seed cleaning and drying, seed grading, seed storage, germination and dormancy, presowing seed treatment, seed testing, and nursery techniques in important tropical and temperate forest trees.  This volume will be useful to the students and teachers at UG and PG level, researchers and forest officers.
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About the authors

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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R. Umarani

The author is an Assistant professor in Seed Science and Technology at Department of Seed Science and Technology. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. She is the recipient of Prize for Best M.Sc. (Ag) student in Seed Technology. She is involved in teaching Seed Science and Technology courses for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students for the past five years. She indulged in tree seed technological research papers, one review article and 20 popular articles in National and International journals. She has presented many research papers in National and International seminars and conferences. Three books and one chapter of another book are already in her credit.

N. Natarajan

Dr. N. Natarajan, Professor of Seed Science and Technology working as Deputy Director of Research in the Directorate of Research, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, coimbatore. He has 20 years of experience in the field of teaching, research and extension service. He has published 2 books, 35 research papers in International and National Journals and 20 popular articles both in Tamil and English. He has also presented papers in National and International Conferences and Seminars.

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.

P. Srimathi

Dr. P. Srimathi, Professor of Seed Science and Technology working Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. She has 22 years of experience in the field of teaching, research and extension service. His area of specialization includes forest seed technology, quality seed production and storage. She has published 56 research papers in international and National Journals and 35 popular articles both in Tamil and English. She has also presented papers in National and International Conferences and Seminars. She has guided 8 M.Sc. students.

A. Bharathi

Dr. A. Bharathi, Associate Professor of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He has 10 years of experience in research, teaching and extension. He has published 2 books, 16 research in National and International Journals and 25 popular articles. He has also presented many research papears in National and International Seminars and Conferences.

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Bibliographic information

Title Advances in Seed Science and Technology: Forest Tree Seed Technology and Management (Volume 3)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Agrobios (India)
Language: English
isbn 8177542966
length xvii+706p., Plates; Tables; Figures; References; Index; 26cm.