Wheat: Production, Protection & Improvement
The theory and practices of forestry need to be widely discussed and better understood. This simple and comprehensive book on “Introduction and Applications of Forestry” presents different aspects forestry guiding and describing the general description and usefulness of forest nursery, establishment and management of plantations, Non-Timber Forest Products, Tree Borne Oil seeds, live fencing systems, Forest mensuration and Agroforestry and systems, cultivation practices of tree species, etc. Forestry deals with the theory and practice of all that constitutes the creation, conservation and scientific management of forests and utilization of their resources. In particular, silviculture deals with the practice of controlling the establishment and management of forest stands. There has been increased public awareness towards raising plantation of tree species including management of soil and water conservation. Public concern regarding raising plantations may have shifted from the extraction of timber for earning money for the economy, to the preservation of additional forest resources, including wildlife and old growth forest, protecting biodiversity, watershed management and recreation. Increased environmental awareness may contribute to an increased public mistrust of silvicultural professionals. But it can also lead to greater understanding about what professionals do for forests for nature conservation and ecological services. This book deals with some of the basic Introduction to Forestry and its Applications. The book has been written with a view to cover the broad syllabus prescribed on the subject in various forestry colleges, forestry training institutes and Agricultural Universities in India. This will serve as a valuable source of information for the academicians in forestry colleges and institutes and also for the under-graduate and post-graduate students for the preparation of competitive examinations in forestry discipline About the Author: Mainak Barman is pursuing Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India as a CSIR Fellow. He has authored 2 books and has published several full-length research and review papers in different national and international peerreviewed journals of repute. Besides, he has contributed many book chapters and technical articles in different recognized books and newsletters, respectively; some of which are indexed in SCOPUS also. He has been awarded with “Innovative Article Award” and “Best Article Award” for his articles. He has qualified ICAR AIEEA (PG) in Plant Science, GATE (Life Science), Joint CSIR-UGC NET (Life Sciences) and has been awarded with Fellowship. He has been honoured with “Young Plant Breeder Award-2020”, “Kalp-Best Student of the Year Award-2021” and “Young Scientist Award-2021”. Aritra Mukherjee has an excellent academic career throughout. He has completed his B.Sc. (Ag) from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India and M.Sc. (Ag) from the same university in Seed Science & Technology. He has also contributed one book chapter. Kaushik Pramanik did his M.Sc. (Ag) in Agricultural Entomology from Institute of Agricultural Sciences, B.H.U., Varanasi, India. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Agricultural Entomology Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India. He has published a good number of full length papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals of national and international repute. He has also contributed one book chapter and one popular article. Gaurav Verma is pursuing his Ph.D. in Agronomy from Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India as an ICAR-Fellow. He has published several full length research and review papers in different prestigious peer-reviewed journals of national and international repute. Besides, he has contributed many technical articles. He has been awarded with “Best Thesis Award” for his thesis. He has qualified ICAR AIEEA-PG and Ph.D. in Agronomy with the award of Fellowship. He has also been honoured with “Scientist Associate Award-2020”. His focus of research is Organic Farming and Conservation Agriculture. Koushik Bhattacharyya is pursuing his M.Sc. (Ag) in Soil Science from Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India as an ICAR PG Fellow. He has published several review papers and book v chapters in prestigious peer-reviewed journals of national and international repute. He has qualified ICAR AIEEA– PG with the award of Fellowship. His focus of research is Soil Survey and Soil Technology. Debanjan Mahapatra has completed his B.Sc. (Ag) from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India with first class. Currently, he is pursuing his M.Sc. (Ag) in Department of Plant Pathology and Nematology from Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar, India as an ICAR PG Scholar. Dr. Satish Kumar Singh joined Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar, India in the year 2007 and has been involved in teaching and research works of the University. He was a recipient of Gold Medal for securing 1st position during his M.Sc. (Ag) programme and UGC-JRF & SRF during his Ph.D. programme both pursued from Institute of Agricultural Sciences, B.H.U., Varanasi, India. His four varieties of wheat and two varieties of small millets have been released for commercial cultivation in Bihar. He has released five technologies in the field of seed science, small millets and wheat research. Dr. Singh handled eight externally funded projects as PI and Co-PI. He has visited Germany to get training on ‘Application of molecular markers in genetic resources of finger and foxtail millets at University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Singh has published more than 60 papers in journals of international & national repute. Further, he has published several books, practical manuals, book chapters, extension booklets, pamphlets, bulletins and popular articles. Dr. Anil Kumar Dhaka did his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Agronomy from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India. He is having experience of eighteen years in teaching, extension and research in Agronomy. At present, he is working as an Assistant Professor. He is involved in teaching of Agronomy courses to UG and PG students. Under his guidance five M.Sc. and one Ph.D. students have completed their degree. He has published 75 research papers in NAAS rated reputed journals, 45 abstracts and extended summaries, 68 popular articles, 8 teaching and practical manuals, 14 radio talks and many of technical bulletins and book chapters. He has got eight best poster and oral presentation awards in different conferences and seminars held at national and international level. He is lifetime member of Indian Society of Agronomy, Association of Agro Meteorologists, Indian Journal of Weed Science, Indian Journal of Plant Physiology, Haryana Agronomist Association and Indian Society of Forage Research. He has been awarded by Haryana Agronomist Association as Best Teacher during 2018-19.