Agrobiodiversity in 3 Vols

by Kannaiyan, S & A. Gopalam

ISBN: 9789354615160
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Imprint : Associated Publishing Company
Year : 2023
Price : Rs. 31295.00
Biblio : 892p.,figs.,tabls., 25 cm

Author Profile

Prof( Dr.) S. Kannaiyan, Chairman, National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai is Doctorate in Agricultural Microbiology. He was a post Doctoral Fellow in the University of London, UK and also at Charles Kattering Research Institute, USA. After serving as a visiting scientist in the University of California, Davis, California, USA, he shifted his focus of research work to Azolla biofertilizers. <BR> Dr. A. Gopalam, Principal Scientist in Educational Psychology at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad is Ph.D in Biochemistry and was awarded later an advance Diploma in Self Instructional Systems from Syracuse University, N.Y.

About The Book

Considering the Agro-biodiversity as one of the richest national resource in country’s economy. Strategic attempt for conforming unforeseen vagaries of climate and building block for developing varieties of plants and animal species with multiutility dimensions, it is much needed option for developing a suitable knowledge base. National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai organized a National Conference on agro-Biodiversity in Chennai from February 12-17, 2006. Researchers, Academicians, Policy Planners, and Administrators presented their view point on current status and future prospects of taking advantage of this resource. This vicarious knowledge resource will have high exploitation value for protecting and conserving the dwindling wealth, the country can boost of. The proceedings of this Conference are brought out in three distinct volumes. Volume I is devoted to the description of genetic biodiversity, collection, conservation and evaluation of Rice, Sorghum, Oilseeds options including Rapeseed, Coconut, Cotton, Sugarcane, Potato, Tuber Crops cultivars from different ecosystems. Application of biotechnology in conservation and utilization of plant biodiversity has been aptly portrayed. Volume II deals with soil resources and microbial diversity which include soil biodiversity and sustainability parameters, rehabilitation options of salt, lands, land resource planning, nutrient management, conservation technologies, management of biodiversity of microbes and weeds, biodiversity of Rhizobium and microflora and other related topics. Volume III deals with retrospect and prospects of taxonomy of insects and predators, dimensions of biodiversity in insect and pest in crop ecosystems, plantations and forests besides other similar articles of varied interest.