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Monograph on Silver Oak: Grevillea Robusta

P. Devaraj (Author) V. Sugavanam (Author)
Synopsis Silver oak (Grevillea robusta), a native of Australia, is initially planted for shade trees in coffee and tea plantations of high altitudes particularly in hilly areas. Later on, this has been widely accepted to be planted in plains as ornamental, farmlands, avenue, road side plantations etc. The wood of Grevillea robusta fetches a good market in Indian trades for making body building of lorry and furniture. Due to its economic importance, awareness and better understanding it is largely planted in farm lands. The book provides complete information and serve as a handy guide for foresters, researchers in all aspects including morphology, life history, wood anatomy, nursery management, pest and disease control, biofertilizer applications, vegetative propagation etc. The multi spectrum damage caused by a variety of insect pests and fungal diseases. Effective management of such destructive pests without affecting environment by chemicals is dealt with current knowledge of Integrated Pest management (IPM). In future, the raising of insect and disease resistant varieties of Grevillea robusta with the help of Biotechnological methods, will be a boon to farmers.
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About the author

P. Devaraj

Dr. P. Devaraj, IFS did his P.h.D at University of Madras, Chennai. Presently Dr. Devaraj is working as a Assistant Silviculturist in the Institute of Forest genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

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Title Monograph on Silver Oak: Grevillea Robusta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170892678
length ix+165p., Illustrations; 23cm.