Potential Crops – Production Technology, Pest And Disease Management
By:SC Vimal, Ramesh Chand, Subhash Chandra
Category:EDUCATION / General
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About the book
Agricultural researchers, plant breeders, and politicians have not given much attention to, or placed a high priority on, species that have a lot of potential. These species go by a variety of names, including neglected and underutilized species, orphan crops, and underutilized crops. In most cases, potential crops are not treated as normal commodities. Most occur in a semi-domesticated state and have adapted to specific, usually very local habitats, for which there is a wealth of traditional knowledge. Unfortunately, traditional knowledge on the production and use of many of these types and species is rapidly disappearing. Food poverty can be reduced with the help of these potential crops since they are more resistant to environmental and biotic pressures. Despite their lower yields, potential crops will nonetheless generate usable harvests in places where major crops may fail due to a lack of favorable growing circumstances or extreme weather. They are helpful in the fight against malnutrition and other forms of “hidden hunger” because of the significant improvements in diet that can be made by consuming them. In addition, agro biodiversity-focused agricultural production is a potent vehicle for preserving the cultural identity of farmers and indigenous people through preserving centuries-old traditions. There is significant unrealized potential for potential crops to help smallholder farmers and rural communities by increasing their earnings and ensuring their access to adequate food and nutrition while also protecting the genetic resources essential to meeting future environmental concerns. However, in order to maximize their potential, we need to build a full value chain and breed commercially viable, “modern” varieties of these crops. There is a lack of access to new technology and markets that could improve the potential of these locally utilized crops since disadvantaged agricultural groups lack the competence to deal with the corporate sector. The sustainable conservation and use of potential crops can be aided by interventions such as the creation of better varieties, improved cultivation practices, enhanced value-adding technologies, improved access of producers to markets, validation and promotion of nutritional benefits, efficient upkeep of genetic and cultural diversity on-farm, continuous capacity building of stakeholders, and policy support at the national and international levels. It is presumed that this resource can be passed on to future generations and used to increase human well-being through concerted action at international, local, and national levels. In order to combat issues like poverty, malnutrition, climate change, land degradation, and biodiversity loss, it is becoming increasingly clear that agriculture must diversify. These problems need new research, new ways of doing things, new ideas, and new partnerships that can make a bigger difference.Looking to the facts aothors planed to compose a book on Title “Potential Crops, Production Technology and Disease Management” for inhance the knowledge of the farmers, students and other stalk holder in order to exploit the benefits of the potential crops.
About the Author
Dr. S.C. Vimal is serving as Associate Professor/ In-Charge Head of seed Science and Technology and Joint Director (Seed & Farms) in the Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj, Ayodhya [UP]. He has so for published 08 book chapters and 75 research papers in National and International Journals and more than 20 English and Hindi popular articles in reputed magazines. He has attended several seminar, symposium, conferences and workshops of National and International levels and has made more than 35 presentations in these academic events. He is life membership in different societies i.e. Society for Scientific development in Agriculture and Technology, Meerut [UP] India; Alumni Association, A.N.D.U.A.T., Kumarganj, Ayodhya. Swadeshi Vigyan Sansthan, Deoria, Uttar Pradesh; Society of Biotechnology, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh; Society for Upliftment of Rural Economy, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh; JMD Educational society Etah, Uttar Pradesh; Science and Technoogy Society for Integrated Rural Improvement, Thorrur, Warangal, Tetangana.
Dr. Ramesh Chand is presently working as Assistant Professor, Nematology/ Plant Pathology since last 15 years in the department of Nematology/ Plant Pathology, ANDUAT, Kumarganj. Dr.Chand is also been associated with the Under Graduate, post Graduate and Ph.D. degree teaching research and extension programme of the department of plant pathology, College of Agriculture, Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh- India. He has published 35 research Papers, 04 books, 25 popular articals in hindi and in English. Dr. Chand is also handling a BDT sponsored Adhoc research project as CO- PI and as Associated Scientist with the All India Coordinated Research Network project on Potential Crops. He has also cooperated in developing Multiple disease resistance Variety NDR-3 and Raj-MR-1 of wheat.
Dr. Subhash Chandra is presenlelly serving as Jr. Scientist, Plant Pathology since last 17 years in All India Coordinated Research Project on MULLaRP crops and conducted several experiments on MULLaRP crops Pathology at Genetics & Plant Breeding Farm, ANDUAT, Kumarganj. Dr.Chandra is also been associated with the Under Graduate, post Graduate and Ph.D. degree teaching research and extension programme of the department of plant pathology, College of Agriculture, Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh- India. He has published 55 research Papers, 11 books, 45 popular articals in hindi and in English. Dr. Chandra is also handling a BDT sponsored Adhoc research project as PI since last three years.