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Forage Production in Drylands of Arid and Semi-Arid Regions

 
M.S. Yadav (Author) N.K. Sharma (Author) R.P. Singh (Author)
Synopsis The book on Forage Production in Drylands of Arid and Semi-Arid Regions, compiled and edited by Drs. N.K. Sharma, R.P. Singh, M.S. Yadav and K.C. Singh, meets the requirements of increasing forage production. Some of the important techniques like fencing, soil and water conservation procedures, reseeding, introduction of legumes, and fertilizer application, etc. in grassland management have been highlighted. Forage production through agri-pasture systems on arable lands is yet another important feature, besides emphasizing forage production from silvo-pasture management systems, cultivated forgaes, etc. Important characteristics and productivity potentials of 17 pasture grasses and 8 pasture legumes are given. More importantly, the possibilities of taking advantage of 27 top feed tree species, which can be grown in arid and semi-arid regions, have been exploited for supplementing the forage resources. Nursery, techniques, seed production procedures and forage conservation aspects have been given due consideration in the book.
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About the authors

M.S. Yadav

Dr. M.S. Yadav has been educated at various places and has been associated either as a student or as a teacher with a number of universities of Northern India. A graduate from Panjab University, Chandigarh and an M.Sc. from Panjabi University, Poatiala, he has obtained his Ph.D. from Meerut University, Meerut. He carried research work at Delhi University and published a number of research papers in international journals. He has more than 35 Years of teaching experience. He has taught at various colleges affiliated to Punjab University, Chandigarh, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and MD University, Rohtak. He had been a member of Academic Council of MD University, Rohtak and associated with curriculum development for university classes under the COSIP programme. Dr. M.S. Yadav is the author of some widely acclaimed textbooks. His contribution to certain reputed journals is appreciable.

N.K. Sharma

Dr. Nand Kishor Sharma, M.Sc., Ph.D., F.B.S., Associate Professor, Head, P.G. Department of Botany, Government College, Kota, Rajasthan, India, has a brilliant academic career, standing first in all examinations. Dr. Sharma is an eminent scholar and keen researcher in the field of Floristics and Ethnobotany. He has published more than 50 research papers and review articles. He has wirtten 10 books including The Flora of Rajasthan which was widely acclaimed. He has participated in seminars and symposia on Floristics, Ethnobotany and Floristic Diversity, as well as Environmental Degradation. Dr. Sharma is guiding many students for M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees. He is honorary chairman of 'Vriksha Bodh Parishad' and Editor of Journals of Botanicial Association.

R.P. Singh

R.P. Singh is presently Head of the Department of mathematics, K.B.P.G. College, Mirzapur, Utter Pradesh.

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Bibliographic information

Title Forage Production in Drylands of Arid and Semi-Arid Regions
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172332181
length 152p., Col. plates; References.