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1st Edition

Rainfed Agriculture

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ISBN 9781032429243
January 13, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
342 Pages

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Book Description

This book discusses various issues related to Rainfed Agriculture, for example:

  • Soil and water conservation.
  • Drought management strategies.
  • Rain-water harvesting.
  • Crops and cropping system for dryland agriculture.
  • Conservation agriculture.
  • Climate-smart agriculture and watershed management.

The subject matter is both narrative and critical, explained with illustrations and tables.

Print and electronic editions not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bhutan).

Table of Contents


Important Abbreviations Related to Rainfed Agriculture

1. Rainfed Farming: Introduction, Characteristics

Distribution and Problems

2. Efficient Management of Rainfed Crops, Contingent Crop Planning for Aberrant Weather Situations

3. Management of Rainfed Crops: Choice of Crops and Varieties – Planting Methods under Low Rainfall Conditions

4. Water Harvesting and Moisture Conservation

5. Principles of Intercropping: Cropping Systems/Intercropping

Systems in Rainfed Agriculture – Mulches and Antitranspirants

6. Concept of Watershed Resource Management, Problems Approaches and Components

7. Drought and Its Management

8. Land Use Capability Classification, Scope of Agro-Horticultural Agro-Forestry and Silvi-Pasture in Dryland Agriculture

9. Tillage, Tilth, Frequency and Depth of Cultivation – Compaction in Soil Tillage, Concept of Conservation Tillage

10. Soil Erosion: Definition, Nature and Extent of Erosion Types of Erosion and Factors Affecting Soil Erosion

11. Drainage Considerations and Agronomic Management Rehabilitation of Abandoned Jhum Lands and Measures to Prevent Soil Erosion

12. Stress Physiology: Strategies for Mitigating Stress in Dryland Area

13. Tools and Implements Used in Dryland Agriculture

14. Collection of Biometric Data on Rainfed Crops and Its Interpretation

15. Suggested Readings and Acknowledgement

16. Practical Exercises

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R.K. Nanwal

G.A. Rajanna