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Cover for Ecophysiology of seed heteromorphism in halophytes: an overview.

Seed heteromorphism is the production of two or more types of seeds by a single individual of many plant species. On the basis of an extensive literature survey, this chapter aims to provide an overview of the research on seed heteromorphism, especially in the context of halophytes, which are...

Author(s)
Aysha Rasheed; Farah Nisar; Bilquees Gul; Khan, M. A.; Abdul Hameed
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ion accumulation pattern of halophytes.

Halophytes grow near the seashore, and in intertidal zones, coastal salt marshes, inland salt lakes and saline deserts under high salinity. They have socio-ecological values through their primary production, nutrient cycling, provision of wildlife habitats and stabilization of shorelines....

Author(s)
Chaudhary, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aroids: breeding and genetics.

Modern aroid (Alocasia, Amorphophallus, Colocasia, Cyrtosperma and Xanthosoma) production is becoming intensive and oriented to the market, which requires cheap, healthy and high-quality products. The aim of taro breeding is to create genotypes that are high yielding, with corms of good eating...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Customized information delivery for dryland farmers.

This chapter presents a case study from India of a knowledge database which assembles a wide range of agricultural data relating to land holding, soil analysis, cropping patterns, past yield and fertilizer use. The case demonstrates how mobile phones are used to relay information to farmers....

Author(s)
Amit Chakravarty; Sumanthkumar, V. V.; Patil, M. D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal watching in tourism.

This chapter discussed the classifications of wildlife tourism which includes first, the fully natural settings, such as wilderness, jungles, or deserts, which are unframed, and in which animals are in no way restrained; second, the semi-natural settings, such as national parks and wildlife...

Author(s)
Glass, T.; Fennell, D. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Habitats of halophytes.

Salt-tolerant plants occur all over the world in a number of different ecosystems, ranging from pristine alkaline semi-deserts and mangrove forests; through semi-natural meadows and pastures; to man-made habitats such as the environs of graduation towers; over irrigated arable lands with poor...

Author(s)
Kapler, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Harnessing dividends from drylands: innovative scaling up with soil nutrients.

This book brings together the results of a novel scaling-up initiative of the Bhoochetana Mission Program implemented during 2009-2012 in Karnataka. The second phase of Bhoochetana covers all 30 districts for both irrigated and dryland crops with strong leadership by the Government of Karnataka...

Author(s)
Raju, K. V.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book
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Cover for Drylands for food security: a macro perspective.

This chapter discusses the use of drylands for food production. The dryland development dynamics at global level; food insecurity and crop yields in drylands; untapped potential of rainfed crops; and the key contraints in rainfed agriculture, focusing on soil health, are described. A meta-analysis...

Author(s)
Raju, K. V.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Human capacity development to adopt best practices.

This chapter highlights the processes and approaches of capacity development activities developed in a mission mode project implemented by the Government of Karnataka, India, from 2009 to boost productivity of rainfed agriculture in the state of Karnataka. Unique mechanisms have been developed to...

Author(s)
Anantha, K. H.; Wani, S. P.; Girish Chander; Gajanan Sawargaonkar
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An integrated approach for productivity enhancement.

This chapter discusses the application and advantages of the integrated farming system approach to improve productivity. The integrated approach aims at an interrelation of a complex matrix of soil, water, plant, animal and environment and their interaction with each other, enabling the system to...

Author(s)
Gajanan Sawargaonkar; Rao, S. R.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter

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