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Nutritional and Physiological Disorders in Crop Plants

C. Rajendran (Author) K. Ramamoorthy (Author) S. Juliet Hepziba (Author)
Synopsis Intensive cultivation of agricultural and horticultural crops to cope with the demand of increasing population has led to occurrence of micronutrient deficiencies. The book elucidates the classification and function of plant nutrients, diagnosis of plant nutrient deficiencies, physiological disorders, remedial measures and foliar nutrition for appreciation and practice in farming system. Taking into account the fertilizer responsiveness of high yielding varieties and hybrids to all major and micronutrient deficiencies, this compilation is prepared is a simple language. For making case studies with reference to deficiency symptoms and its amelioration, this publication will help to suit the needs of students and farmers as it provides photographs for most of the deficiencies and disorders.

With its lucid, systematic coverage and elegant illustrations, this book will serve as an authentic guide and complete treatise useful to all the professionals of agriculture and horticulture.
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About the authors

C. Rajendran

Dr. C. Rajendran is currently working as Professor & Head of the Department of Sanskrit, University of Calicut. He had an illustrious academic career, securing First Class and First Rank for both his B.A. and M.A. degrees, with University record marks. He was awarded the prestigious University Grants Commission scholarship for his post graduate studies. He joined University of Calicut in 1978 after a brief stint as a Lecturer in Sree Kerala Varma College, Trichur. A man of wide ranging interests, Dr. Rajendran has specialized in Aesthetics, Philosophy, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Chess History, and Ancient Indian Management. He has authored a dozen books and about two hundred learned articles published in various national/international journals. Dr. Rajendran has traveled extensively in India and abroad and presented several research papers in various conferences/symposia. He has been a resource person for U.G.C. Refresher courses in various Universities of India in subjects like Indology, Environment Science, Comparative Aesthetics and Literary Theory. He was selected for the Sahitya Akademi Award for Literary criticism for his work, Pathavum Porulum in 2001. Address: 28/1097, Rajadhani Chevayur, Calicut, 673017 Ph. 354624, 604957

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K. Ramamoorthy

Dr. K. Ramamoorthy, now Professor in Seed Science and Technology at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, TNAU, was a Kaira Research Fellow of College of Agriculture from Calcutta University, West Bengal. he pursued his doctoral research under the able guidance of Prof. R.N. Basu, and research, he is the author of 75 research papers of which 15 are in international journals and 60 popular articles. He did his M.Sc. (Ag.) in Seed Science and Technology, Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Committee for monitoring and upgradationof seed testing taboratories in Tamil Nadu, member, Board of Studies, TNAU, Coimbatore and Principal Investigator of GOI sponsored Medicinal Plant Scheme and serving in editorial board, of three leading national journals devoted to agriculture.

S. Juliet Hepziba

Dr. S. Juliet Hepziba obtained Ph.D. (1996) in Plant Breeding and Genetics from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. She has eleven years of research and teaching Nadu experience and was involved in the release of two pearl millet hybrids. She has at her credit thirty research articles in reputed journals and presented eleven papers in national and international seminars / conferences.

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Title Nutritional and Physiological Disorders in Crop Plants
Format Hardcover
Date published: 09.07.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788172336066
length iv+116p., Tables; Coloured Plates; 25cm.