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Crop Nutrient Uptake and Efficiency


243 pages
Arcler Education Inc
The current alarming rate of decline of earth's natural resources, particularly of the reserves of rock phosphate and fossil fuel, is of great concern for the future of agriculture, particularly in developing countries. Not surprisingly, sustainable crop production remains a major global challenge and has drawn increasing attention among policy makers, business, and the scientific community. The agricultural use of land for crop production leads to the continuous extraction of soil nutrients. In the absence of adequate nutrient replenishment, a subsequent decrease of soil nutrient availability may occur, exerting a negative effect on yield. This book deals with strategies to overcome low nutrient availability in soils mainly rely on the use of fertilizers and crop breeding.
Author Bio
Dr. Kiran received her undergraduate education from Bangalore University, B.Sc. in Biotechnology. Then she did postgraduation in M.Sc Ag. from Allahabad University, where she got a gold medal. Then she did her Ph.D (Ag.) in Plant Breeding and Genetics from CSKHPKV, Palampur. She has a brilliant academic record throughout. She worked at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar and GKU,Bathinda .She has a number of books ,research papers to her credit. Her research interests range from Plant Breeding & Genetics, Seed Science & Technology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Plant Tissue Culture. She has voluntarily worked as a coordinator, society for social development, as a community development trainer, Raipur and as a public support executive, Navjeeven foundation, Kangra HP, India. Presently Dr Kiran is working as Assistant Scientist (Genetics and Plant Breeding) in Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, India.