1st Edition

Rainfed Agriculture

By R.K. Nanwal, G.A. Rajanna Copyright 2023
    342 Pages 95 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    This book is co-published with NIPA. Taylor and Francis does not sell or distribute its print and electronic editions in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

    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


    R.K. Nanwal, G.A. Rajanna