Dryland Farming & Watershed Management

Dryland Farming & Watershed Management

by S. Krishnaprabu
  • ISBN: 9789388892193
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year: 2020
  • Language: ENGLISH
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This  book  is meant for undergraduate level students of agriculture for dryland farming and watershed management course. It will be useful for post graduate students of agronomy and soil science. This book is also useful for officials of agriculture and horticulture departments, who deal with the implementation of dryland and watershed technology at village level.                                                                        

This book covers all the topics related to dryland farming and watershed management in a simple form. The topics were dealt along with tables, formulae, figures and illustrations for easy understanding of the subject.                                                                                                                                                                 

The suggestions from the readers are welcome to improve the text book.

Dr. S. Krishnaprabu, is graduated in B.Sc. (Agriculture)from Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, where he did his M.Sc. (Ag.) in 2002. He has been working in Annamalai University from 2002, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Agronomy also with specialization in Nutrient Management and presently, he is Assistant Professor in Agronomy, his specialization is in Nutrient Management and Crop Improvement and he has been teaching course son Principles of Agronomy, Irrigation and Dry Farming Management, Agronomy of Field Crops and Crop Production to under-graduate students for ten years. He is supervising to his credit of more than ten numbers of research papers published various international journals. Also, a widely accepted two text books entitled, 'Scientific Production of Field Crops' are 'Rice Production' and value to his name.

  • Syllabus
  • Lecture Outlines
  • Dryland Farming – Introduction and Definition and Importance
  • Dry Climates and their Classification , Objectives and Activities of CRIDA
  • Problems of Crop Production in Drylands
  • Drought and Drought Management Strategies
  • Tillage and Seeding Practices in Drylands
  • Soil Erosion – Types of Soil Erosion and Factors Affecting Soil Erosion
  • Soil Conservation Measures – Agronomic Measures of Soil Onservation
  • Fertilizer Use in Drylands
  • Choice of Crops and Varieties – Cropping Systems in Drylands
  • Contingent Crop Planning for Aberrant Weather Condition
  • Evapo – transpiration and Measures to Reduce Evapo – transpiration
  • Watershed Management , Objectives and Approaches of Watershed Management
  • Components of Watershed Management Programme and Land Capability Classification
  • Soil and Water Conservation Measures in Watershed Areas
  • Water Harvesting and Life Saving Irrigation
  • Alternate Land Use System – Agroforestry Systems
  • Abbreviations
  • References