Water Conservation And Utilization In Agriculture Production

Water Conservation And Utilization In Agriculture Production

by S.K. Saini, Subhash Chandra
  • ISBN: 818930478X
  • Binding: Hardbound
  • Year: 2010
  • Language: ENGLISH
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The book -Water Conservation and Utilization in Agriculture Productio-edited by Dr. S.K. Saini, Professor & Head (Agronomy) and Dr. Subhash Chandra Chief Scientist (Water Management), G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar is a significant and timely effort, considering the present scenario of agriculture in the country.

The book covers various techniques of water productivity enhancement across different situations. It is a blend of applied part of agricultural technologies with sound scientific basis. Various useful topics have been categorized under nine Chapters viz Water: Global Scenario, Water Resource Generation and Management, Climate and Water Management, Advanced Techniques and Strategies in Water Management, Efficient Inputs Management, Best Management in relation to Moisture, Water Efficient Alternate farm land uses and Enterprises. Special Issues and Problems of Problematic Areas and Socio-Economic Issues and Management Options for easy grasp and understanding of the readers.

Dr. Surendra Kumar Saini, did his graduation in agriculture, master and doctorate in agronomy from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar. He has 35 year experience of teaching, research and extension in the field of crop management. He has published more than 100 research papers in the national as well as international journals of repute. He is the national project investigator of the All India Coordinated Research Project on Sugarcane (Agronomy), Head Department of Agronomy-cum-Director, Center of Advanced Studies at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar. He has guided 25 M.Sc and 07 Ph.D students.

Dr. Subhash Chandra, obtained graduate degree in agriculture and doctorate degree in agronomy from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar and the masters’ in agronomy from PAU, Ludhiana. He served ICAR from October, 1989, till Feb, 2006 as ARS scientist and Senior scientist. Presently, he is actively engaged in teaching, research and extension programme especially in the field of water management at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar as Chief scientist of water management. He has more than 50 publications in reputed journals to his credit. He was conferred ICAR ‘Team Research’ award for the biennium 2006-07.

  • Section-1. Water : Global Scenario
  • 1.1 Water Availability Scenario, Irrigation Potential Development and Strategies for Sustainable Food Production in India
  • 1.2 Impact of Global Changes on the Water Resources of India
  • Section-2. Water Resource Generation and Management
  • 2.1 Groundwater Resource Development and Management
  • 2.2 On-Farm Water Resource Management
  • 2.3 Advances in Water Harvesting
  • 2.4 Rain-Water Conservation and Utilization in Hills
  • 2.5 Approaches for Enhancing Water Productivity in Hill Agriculture
  • 2.6 Groundwater Recharge-Potential and Prospects
  • Section-3. Climate and Water Management
  • 3.1 Rainfall Guided Land-Use and Cropping Pattern
  • 3.2 Strategic Analysis of the Climate for Crop Management
  • 3.3 Weather Related Irrigation Water Management
  • 3.4 Water Availability and Crop Productivity in Different Agro-Ecological Zones
  • Section-4. Advanced Techniques and Strategies in Water Management
  • 4.1 Water Balance : The Meteorological Computation
  • 4.2 Crop Breeding Approaches for Water Deficit Environment
  • 4.3 Tillage Options for Higher Water Productivity
  • 4.4 Moisture Stress Effects on Grain Development in Crops
  • 4.5 Advances in Pressurized Irrigation System
  • 4.6 Crop Breeding Approaches for Irrigated Environments for Seed Production
  • 4.7 Soil Flora and Fauna for Improving Water Use Efficiency
  • Section-5. Efficient Inputs Managaement
  • 5.1 Water Conservation and Utilization in Sugarcane Based Cropping Systems
  • 5.2 Efficient Rice Production Techniques for Higher Water Productivity
  • 5.3 Legume Based Cropping Systems for Water Conservation and Utilization
  • 5.4 Tillage and Weed Control Interaction in Relation to Water Conservation
  • 5.5 Nutrient Water Interaction and Crop Productivity
  • 5.6 Crop Management for Enhancing Water Productivity in Semi-Arid Tropic Regions
  • 5.7 Advances in rabi Cereals Management for Improved Water Productivity
  • 5.8 Precise Water Management Approaches for Improving Crop Productivity
  • Section-6. Pest Management in Relation to Moisture
  • 6.1 Weed Management Strategies for Higher Water Productivity
  • 6.2 Significance of Pesticide Analysis in Irrigation Water for Crop Production
  • 6.3 Insect Pest Management vis-a-vis Water Conservation for Sustainable Cropping System
  • 6.4 Pest Problems and Management Under Variable Moisture Conditions
  • Section-7. Water Efficient Alternate Land Uses/ Enterprises
  • 7.1 Efficient Agroforestry Systems for Various Growing Situations
  • 7.2 Cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Water Constraints Conditions
  • 7.3 Efficient Water Utilization in Tea and Coffee Based Agroforestry Systems
  • 7.4 Mechanisms for Improving Water Productivity in Agroforestry
  • 7.5 Water Management in Sustainable Livestock Production
  • 7.6 Issues and Strategies of Water Management in Organic Farming
  • 7.7 Efficient Utilization of Water in Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Orchards
  • 7.8 Irrigation and Moisture Management in Temperate Fruit Orchards
  • 7.9 Water Management Under Protected Cultivation
  • 7.10 Water Management in Vegetable Crops for Higher Productivity
  • Section-8. Special Issues and Problems
  • 8.1 Prevention of Conveyance Losses in Canal Irrigation Network
  • 8.2 Water Management in Salt Affected Areas
  • 8.3 Advances in Drainage Management
  • Section-9. Socio-Economic Issues, Management Options
  • 9.1 Water Resource Planning and Management : Efficiency, Equity and Pricing Issues
  • 9.2 Participatory Irrigation Management
  • 9.3 Crop Water Management : Issues and Solutions
  • 9.4 Biotechnological Interventions for Mitigating the Climate Changes and Global Warming