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Rice: The Queen of Cereals

Jagadiswari Rao (Author) Anand Prakash (Author) P.C. Rath (Author) Sanjay Singh (Author) J.P. Tyagi (Author) O N Singh (Author)
Synopsis Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Origin of cultivated rice. 3. Evolution of cultivated rice. 4. Taxonomy of rice. 5. Morphology of the rice plant. 6. Anatomy of the rice plant. 7. Life cycle of the rice plant. 8. Process of rice cultivation. 9. Global rice production. 10. Rice ecology: a global scenario. 11. Rice genetics, genetic diversity and rice germplasm. 12. Physiology of the rice plant. 13. Biochemistry, and quality of rice grain. 14. Rice processing and by-products utilization. 15. Specialty rice. 16. Rice soils and soil science. 17. Blue green algae (Cynobacteria) and N-fixation in rice soil. 18. Azolla : a potential biofertilizer in rice production system. 19. Bacterial nitrogen fixation and pesticide-bacterial interaction. 20.  Methane emission from rice fields and global warming. 21. Water management for rice production. 22.  Rice in India. 23. Rice production constraints. 24. Rice production technologies: i. Rainfed upland rice. ii. Rainfed lowland rice. iii. Deep water rice. iv. Hybrid rice. v. Double haploids. vi. Rice based cropping systems. vii. Organic rice. viii. Systems of rice intensification. ix. Rice fish farming systems for lowland areas. x. Boro rice. xi. Short grain aeromatic rice. xii. Basmati rice. xiii. Golden rice. xiv. Aerobic rice. xv. Medicinal rice. 25. Rice diseases. 26. Pests of field rice. 27. Rice weeds. 28. Post harvest management of losses caused by rice storage insects. 29. Rice genetic engineering. 30. Future research to enhance rice production and productivity in India. 31. Each rice eater should know about what he/she is eating? Subject index.
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About the authors

Anand Prakash

Anand Prakash, FES, is a Scientist ‘EI’ in the Plant Taxonomy and Biodiversity Division in the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow. He is serving NBRI for the last 12 years. During the period, he worked out research projects like, ‘Survey of Plant Resources of Rajaji National Park, Dehra Dun, Uttar Pradesh’ and ‘Ethnobotanical Studies of Tribal and Aboriginal Populations of Uttar Pradesh’. Earlier, he served as Research Asstt. (Bot) in the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. New Delhi for three years. He has participated and served as Scientist, ‘EXPLOGAR-96’ a plant exploratory mission to the Valley of Flowers in the Garhwal Himalayas organized by NCC Directorate, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He has published one book, ‘Flora of Rajaji National Park, Uttaranchal and 37 research papers in different National & International Scientific Journals on Plant Taxonomy, Ethnobotany, Biodiversity, Medicinal Plants & Conservation. Besides, he is life member of Societies of Ethnobotanists of India and has been awarded ‘Fellow of the Society of Ethnobotanists (FES)’. He is also a life member of Kaul Science Foundation, Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, and Association for Plant Taxonomy (APT).

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O N Singh

O N Singh (born in 1959) at present working as Associate Professor in the Dept. of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, B.H.U. Varanasi. He specializes in the field of Numismatics and Historiography. He has been published four books "Guptottar Kalin Uttar Bhartiya Mudrayein", Culture & Glory of Varanasi" and Guptottar Kalin Dakshin Bhartiya Mudrayein". About three dozen research papers and articles presented by him, have been published in various National and International Journals. He has been the Joint Secretary of the prestigious Numismatic Society of India from 2002-2005 as well as Chief Editor of "Humanities India" and presently holds the post of Treasurer on NSI and Chaff "Indian Conclave of Humanities and Social Sciences". Besides being the member of various academic and administrative committees of the universities and other institutions, he is also discharging the responsbility of "Course Coordinator" of Special Courses of Studies, Faculty of Arts and Deputy Chief Proctor of B.H.U., Varanasi.

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Title Rice: The Queen of Cereals
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.08.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8190094793
length 202p., Figures; Tables.