Sustainable Hill Agriculture: An Overview

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Publisher Agrobios Publications
ISBN 9788177544534
Author: Kumar A, Sharma B, Sharma V
Number of Pages 476
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Sustainable Hill Agriculture: An Overview by Kumar A, Sharma B, Sharma V
Book Summary:

Agriculture is the predominant livelihood activity in hills. In India, this region is spread over an area of 53.8 million ha, which is inhabited by 33.7 million people of whom more than 90% live in rural setup. Agriculture is much more important for hills economy as scope for industrialization is limited due to topographical constraints and environmental concerns. There are vast forests, pastures, grazing lands, miscellaneous groves and trees, much higher rainfall, moderate temperature and intensive natural vegetation which add a lot of organic matter every year to soils. Naturally, the fertility of soils in hills is comparatively high as compared to plain areas.

Audience of the Book :
This book Useful for Agronomy.
Table of Contents:

Section I: OVERVIEW

1. Hill Agriculture: Status and Strategies in Indian Himalayas

SECTION II: NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

1. Rain Water Harvesting for Sustainable Montane Agro-Ecosystems

2. Harvested Water Based Farming System for Production Sustenance in Drylands

3. Degradation of Catchments in Lower Shiwaliks of Jammu and Kashmir

4. Management of Problematic Soils of North-West Himalayas for Sustainable Hill Agriculture

5. Soil Erosion and Conservation in Lower Shiwaliks of Punjab

6. Natural Resource Conservation Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production

7. Agroforestry for the Hills

8. Agroforestry: A Potential Land Use in Conservation of Natural Resources and Sustainability of Farming Systems

SECTION III: AGRONOMICAL INTERVENTIONS

1. Potential of Integrated Nutrient Supply and Soil Health Improvement in Sustainable Cropping Systems of Indian Himalayas

2. Agro-Technological Advances for Sustainable Crop Production in Cold Arid Region

3. Integrated Weed Management in Hill Agriculture

4. Integrated Pest Management in Food Security - An Overview

5. Bio-Intensive Pest Management in High Altitude Crops

6. Pest Management in Hill Agro-Ecosystem For Sustainable Production

7. Seed Hardening Techniques for Rainfed Farming

SECTION IV: CROP IMPROVEMENT

1. Conventional and Advanced Breeding Approaches for Maize Improvement Under North-West Himalayas

2. Promotion of Hybrid Rice Towards Food Security in Hilly Regions

3. Prospects of Upland Rice Improvement for Sustainable Hill Agriculture

4. Sustainable Upland Rice Cultivation in Hills –A Case Study in Himachal Pradesh

5. Agro-Biodiversity Conservation in North Western Himalayas and Implications in Crop Improvement

6. Cold Stress: Defense System Towards Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Mechanism

SECTION V: HORTICULTURE

1. Cultivation of Saffron (Crocus sativus L.): A High-Value Low Volume Crop in Temperate Region of Jammu with Reference to Kishtwar – An Overview

2. Prospects of Sustainable Horticulture in Hill Agriculture

3. Improved Agronomy for Hill Orchards

4. Vegetable Cultivation in Hills: Principles and Practices

5. Vegetable Seed Production in Hills

SECTION VI: POST HARVEST

1. Post Harvest Considerations for Temperate Crops

2. Hill Agriculture and its Marketing: Problems and Prospect

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