Multipurpose Tree Species : Research - Retrospect and Prospect

K R Solanki; A K Bisaria and A K Handa, Agrobios, 2008, x, 350 p, tables, figs, ISBN : 8177540459, $55.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Multipurpose Tree Species : Research - Retrospect and Prospect/K.R. Solanki, A.K. Bisaria and A.K. Handa

Contents: Inaugural address/G.B. Singh. 1. Important agroforestry systems in arid and semi-arid regions of India/R.P. Singh and N.K. Sharma. 2. Multiple-use trees : some socio-economic implications for agroforestry programme/Jagdish C. Kalla. 3. Strategy for promotion of agroforestry in dry regions/N.G. Hegde. 4. Grow neem under agroforestry systems to bring prosperity to farmers/R. Deb Roy. 5. MPTs inventory and use in agroforestry: current scenario and tasks ahead/P.S. Pathak. 6. MPTs inventory and identification for sustaining agricultural production in eco-friendly system/A.K. Srivastava and S.A. Khan. 7. Tree breeding status of agroforestry species in India/K.R. Solanki. 8. Growth performance of different provenances of neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) in semi-arid region of Central India/V.K. Gupta, R.V. Kumar, A. Datta and K.R. Solanki. 9. Genotypic variation in physiological characteristics of Leucaena Leucocephala/Seema, Vandana, L.P. Misra, R.K. Bhatt and P.S. Pathak. 10. Provenance studies in Indian Blackberry/S.L. Madiwalar, S.I. Hanamashetti, S.M. Mutanal and B.S. Nadagoudar. 11. Establishment and growth of tissue culture raised clones of plus trees of Eucalyptus tereticornis under semi-arid conditions/Ajit, V.K. Gupta, K.R. Solanki, A. Datta and R.V. Kumar. 12. Preliminary evaluation of growth performance of different plus tree progenies of Dalbergia sissoo/R.V. Kumar, V.K. Gupta, A. Datta and K.R. Solanki. 13. Multivariate analysis in clonal progenies of Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.)/S.I. Hanamashetti, G.S. Sulikeri and P.M. Salimath. 14. Multipurpose browse shrubs of India: diversity in tropical and temperate species/Vinod Shankar and J.P. Singh. 15. Status of genetic diversity and biotechnological research in arid zone trees/Manjit Singh, N.L. Kackar and S.K. Jindal. 16. Selection of neem ecotypes with high azadirachtin and its multiplication through micropropagation/B. Venkateswarlu, K. Mukhopadhyay, J. Mukhopadhyay and J.C. Katyal. 17. Vegetaitve propagation of Albizia amara/A.K. Handa, K.R. Solanki, S.K. Shukla, A.K. Shanker and S.P.S. Chauhan. 18. Paulownia - a potential MPTs in India/Jagdish Singh, A.K. Bisaria and V.K. Garg. 19. Non timber produce of Anjan (Hardwickia binata)/A.K. Bisaria and R. Tiwari. 20. Management of MPTs in agroforestry systems for problematic soils of north-western hilly region/Pratap Narain, K.S. Dadhwal, V.P.S. Tomar and H.P.S. Tomar. 21. Exploitation of problematic soils through MPTs under agroforestry systems/P. Rai. 22. Characterisation and management of limestone minespoils of outer Himalaya through MPTs and other plant species/K.S. Dadhwal, G.P. Juyal, P. Joshie and V.S. Katiyar. 23. Management of MPTs for salt affected soils in agroforestry system/Gurbachan Singh. 24. Role of MPTs in management of wastelands with special reference to sodic soils/Munish Kumar and A.S. Warsi. 25. Performance of MPTs in problematic soils of central plain zone of Uttar Pradesh/S.A. Khan and I.N. Shukla. 26. Sustenance of soil fertility through adoption of MPTs/R.S. Yadav, Munna Ram, K.S. Dadhawal and K.R. Solanki. 27. Soil improvement through Hardwickia binata based agroforestry system/Munna Ram, R.S. Yadav, K.S. Dadhwal, A.K. Bisaria and K.R. Solanki. 28. Agroforestry systems in agricultural dominated ravenous watershed/R.A. Singh. 29. Control of storage fungi associated with seed of some important MPTs/Anil Kumar, G.R. Rao and A.K. Handa. 30. Loss assessment in Albizia species due to Pod boring insects/Chitra Shanker and K.R. Solanki. 31. Association of pathogenic diseases with Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. in North Bihar/M.S. Ali, V.K. Singh, M.M. Jha, O.P. Chaturvedi S. Mishra and R.C. Jha. 32. Evaluation of sustainable productivity in MPTs based farming system under rainfed condition/S.D. Upadhyay, M. K. Awasthi and K.K. Jain. 33. Kadam - its prospects as multipurpose tree under agroforestry systems/M.S. Haque and S. Kannapiran. 34. Performance of multipurpose tree species under various agroforestry systems under Semiarid conditions/A.S. Gill. 35. Influence of faidherbia albida on growth and yield of short duration pulses/G.Pratibha and G.R. Korwar. 36. Management of fruit trees suitable for agroforestry system in arid region/R.N. Prasad and B.B. Vashishtha. 37. Early growth pattern of some MPTs in association with pasture species/M.M. Roy, B.K. Choubey and M.P. Rai. 38. Effect of chirpine on above ground biomass of herbage layer and carrying capacity of the natural silvipastoral system in North-West Himalaya/G.R. Rao, V.K. Mishra, B. Gupta, K.R. Solanki and Anil Kumar. 39. Micro-climate variation in Dalbergia sissoo based agroforestry system/Arun K. Shanker, Ram Newaj and A.K. Handa. 40. Ber in agroforestry system/B.B. Vashishtha and Vishal Nath. 41. Performance of MPTs and their effect on forage production under rangelands/R.C. Singh and Sudhir Kumar. 42. Ber based agroforestry system in marginal lands under rainfed conditions/Ram Newaj, K.R. Solanki and S.K. Shukla. 43. Agri-horticultural system: a sustainable way of meeting diverse needs of farming community/S.K. Shukla, A.K. Bisaria, A.S. Gill, R.P. Dwivedi and C.K. Bajpai. 44. Allelopathic effect of Leucaena leucocephala on germinability and seedling growth of wheat/Neelam Khare, A.K. Bisaria and K.R. Solanki. 45. Performance of black Gram under neem based agroforestry system in semiarid region/A.K. Pandey, K.R. Solanki and V.K. Gupta. 46. Evaluation of anogeissus pendula genotypes under agrisilvicultural system in rainfed conditions/A.K. Rai, K.R. Solanki and V.K. Gupta. 47. Ecological studies on multipurpose woody species of Iseilema grasslands/B.K. Trivedi, J.N. Gupta and D.K. Parashar. 48. Intercropping with MPTs based industrial plantation and its beneficial effects/M.S. Malik and C. Surendran. 49. Income generation from tree and crop based systems: a farmer's experience/P.S. Tomer. 50. Farmers' preference for MPTs in agroforestry/R.P. Dwivedi, S.K. Shukla, P. Rai and C.K. Bajpai. 51. Recommendations of the symposium.

"Farmers have nurtured trees on their farms, pasture land and around homes for millennia to satisfy their livelihood needs. These trees were later on defined as multipurpose trees which provide fodder, firewood and also replenish nutrients in soil. Many strides have been made to define characterize, evaluate multipurpose tree species for various agroforestry system under different agro-ecological zones of the world. Since the initiation of agroforestry research in India efforts are going on for identifying promising multipurpose trees and shrubs through diagnosis and design exercise and evaluating them for their suitability pertaining to growth, development, biomass production and natural resource conservation. Now voluminous data is available about multipurpose tree species for all the twenty one agro-ecological zones of the Indian Union.

In view of continuous reduction in forest cover, demographic pressure for livelihood needs and importance of trees, National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi organized a National Symposium on "Multipurpose Tree Species for Agroforestry System" during 11-13 June, 1998 to collect information on MPTS in relation to agroforestry systems and to provide a platform to discuss various aspects of MPTS and exchange of scientific knowledge among scientific community, foresters, planner and NGOs.

This volume brings together a vast and useful collection of papers by experts in agroforestry. Emphasis has been given to many problems and challenges facing their sustainable development such as evaluation, management and ecology.

Overall the papers reflects both progress and degree of comprehension achieved in understanding, management utilization and conservation of MPTS.

It is fervently hoped that this volume will facilitate research on multipurpose tree species more vigorously and will serve the researchers, development agencies and policy makers as a ready reference." (jacket)

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