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A Manual for Dryland Afforestation and Management

G. Singh, Bilas Singh, U.K. Tomar and Shruti Sharma, ISBN 13: 9788172339784, Year : 2017, Rs. 3600 Rs. 2700 (Free shipping within India only. No extras for postage and handling. )


Community-oriented conservation of natural resources and promotion and protection of trees in dryland are examples to deal with climatic adversities. This book provides knowledge on climatic, ecological, social and economic condition of dry areas and lay out approaches and strategies to restore degraded lands. There are 15 chapters and first five deals with physiography of Rajasthan, drylands ecology, problems of land degradation, its economic evaluation and the approaches and strategies of restoration and rehabilitation. Next two chapters describe the problems of sand drift, salinity, water logging and effluent inflicted areas and strategies to control them, Chapters 8-10 deal with seed production, quality planting materials, genetic improvement, propagation and planting techniques. Chapters 11-12 describe methods of rain water harvesting and irrigation, and resources conservation for seed sowing and favouring regeneration and successions. Effective management of pests/diseases in nurseries and plantation, growth and yield prediction equations and models, and people