This book is written for the college university students of agricultural sciences. Other personnel's working in the field of agriculture, forestry, horticulture, industries or private companies will be benefited by this book. The availability of quality seedlings at lower cost offers ample scope for large scale planting. In this juncture, putting efforts on quality seedling production offers scope for sustainable agriculture. Nursery is pre requisite for producing quality seedlings in lesser input and nursery management is a potential tool to execute the activity in successful means. This book is an attempt for narrating the nursery establishment guidelines, species precise propagation techniques, pest, disease, weed, water and nutrient management, economics and information system of plant nursery. We assure that this book will be a valuable field guide for nursery practitioners.
Dr. Manas Ranjan Nayak is a Scientist (Agroforestry) working in the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha (India). He has more than 2 year of experience in research and extension in the field of forestry and agroforestry. He received his B. Sc. (Forestry) and M. Sc. (Forestry) from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India and Ph.D Forestry (Agroforestry) at Navsari Agricultureal University, Gujurat. He was the recipient of Merit Scholarscip during M.Sc., University Gold Medal from OUAT, Bhubaneswar, INSPIRE Fellowship, from DST, Govt. of India. He has qualified ICAR-SRF, ICAR-NET examination in agroforestry. He has more than 20 research papers published in various national and international journals and also published popular articles on forestry, Agroforestry and environmental aspects. He was participated in several national and international conferences, seminars, workshop/training, summer school and presented oral and poster presentation in the thematic area of forestry, Agroforestry, Biodiversity and climate change. He wrote 2 books: "Agrisilviculture in Odisha-Food crops and soil Fertility" (ISBN: 978-3-659-58141-0) and "Forestry Solution" (ISBN: 818399098-3)