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Neem: A Treatise

K K Singh (Editor) Suman Phogat (Editor) Alka Tomar (Editor) R.S. Dhillon (Editor)
Synopsis The present volume provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of this wonder tree Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss). An excellent reference text, it offers a versatile and indepth account of occurrence, distribution, ethnobotany, uses in agroforestry, silviculture and social forestry, cultivation and improvement of Neem, propagation by tissue culture, chemical constituents and their bioactivity against micro-flora and micro-fauna, disease, stored grain insect-pests, enhancing fertilizer use efficiency, Neem in health and cosmetics, various therapeutic uses such as malaria and vector control, contraceptive, ancient veterinary medicines, uses of Neem bark in dying cotton fabrics and steps for promoting Neem and its cultivation. Hopefully, this book will be very useful for researchers of various disciplines such as botany, forestry, chemistry, toxicology, agrochemicals, soil science, agronomy, entomology, plant pathology, medical and veterinary science and to the environmental conscious farmers of developed and developing countries. The present book includes 37 chapters broadly divided in 8 sections contributed by eminent scientists working on different aspects of Neem. An attempt has been made to present as many aspects as possible under the sections given below:  Neem: its botany and forestry. Cultivation and improvement of Neem. Chemical constituents and their bioactivity. Bioactivity against icroflora and microfauna. Bioactivity against insect-pests. Enhancing fertilizer use efficiency. Contribution to human and veterinary medicine. Promoting Neem and its cultivation.
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About the authors

K K Singh

K.K. Singh did his B.Sc (Ag.) Hons, M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science in first division from Agra University, Agra and M.Phil and Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry from AMU, Aligarh. He availed UGC-JRF during his M.Phil, and Ph.D. studies. He qualified GATE-91 examination with an overall percentile score of 91.55. He qualified at a National Eligibility Test in Soil Sci.-Soil Chem. Fert. And Microb. In 1995 and NET-1997 in Soil Sci.-Soil Physics/Soil and Water Conservation organized by Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board, New Delhi. He joined the Department of Agriculture, Got. Of Rajasthan in 1993 as Asst. Agril. Research Officer (Chem.) in a Gazetted position and presently working at Project Directorate (Research), Agriculture and Soil Survey, Krishi Bhavan, Bikaner. He has also served as Asst. Professor (Soil and Water Conservation) for a short stint at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (RARS, Leh), Srinagar. He has 30 research papers, 45 articles, 20 chapters and 6 books published to his credit. He is also a recipient of ARIC 'Crop Research Award-1997' for his significant contribution for promoting literature in the field of agriculture, 20th Century 'Young Agricultural Scientist National Award', and 'Best Paper Award'. He has attended a number of national/international seminars/conferences/workshops and presented papers. He was a member of Editorial Board of J. Crop Research from 2001 to 2003. He is a Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association. He is also an expert of agricultural programmes broadcast from AIR, Bikaner.

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R.S. Dhillon

R.S. Dhillon, Ph.D. in Agroforestry has 14 years research, taching and extension experience in the field of Forestry/Agroforestry. His man emphasis is on tree improvement, biotechnology and agroforestry research. He worked on a broad based research problem i.e. 'Breeding system and use of molecular markers in assessment of genetic diversity of neem', for his Ph.D. degree. Dr. Dhillon has 39 research papers published to his credit in journals of national/international repute. He has worked as Co-Principal Investigator in three ad hoc research projects on genetic improvement of Azadirachta indica (neem), Dalbergia sissoo (shisham) and Prosopis cineraria (khejri) sanctioned by the ICFRE, Dehradun. Presently, he is working as Scientist in the Department of Forestry, CCS HAU, Hisar and successfully running two major research projects as Principal Investigator on 'Geermplasm collection, genetic improvement and multiplication of different tree borne oilseeds (TBOs)', funded by the ICAR, New Delhi . He is a life member of six professional research societies.

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Bibliographic information

Title Neem: A Treatise
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.03.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189866001, 9788189866006
length xx+546p., Tables; Figures; Plates; References; Index; 25cm.