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Research Developments in Saline Agriculture

Editors: Dagar, Former Assistant Director General, Jagdish Chander, Yadav, Rajender Kumar, Sharma, Parbodh Chander (Eds.)

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  • Emphasizes on recent Research Developments in Saline Agriculture across the globe, land degradation due to salinity and waterlogging as the most important concerns for scientists, policy makers and researchers 
  • Provides insights about next generation problems such as contamination of soil and underground water due to fluoride and arsenic 
  • Being inter-disciplinary, this will also meet the requirement of different stake holders in the fields of agriculture, agroforestry, environmental sciences, forestry, and soil and water management disciplines 
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Soil and water salinity is a major challenge for the agricultural community and policy makers in terms of meeting the burgeoning population’s demand for food and other agricultural commodities. In coastal regions, climate change and sea level rise will aggravate the problem with more and more areas becoming saline due to intrusion of sea water. As such there is a pressing need for modern tools and innovative techniques for the identification of salty soils and poor-quality waters, crop production, soil reclamation and lowering the water table in waterlogged areas. Tackling next-generation problems such as contamination of soil and underground water due to fluoride and arsenic, as well as developing multi-stress tolerant crops is also a high priority. Further, techniques for domesticating halophytes, mangrove-based aquacultures, using seaweed cultures as agricultural crops and integrated farming systems need to be perfected. This book addresses all these aspects in detail, highlighting the diverse solutions to tackle the complex problem of salinity and waterlogging and safer management of poor-quality waters. With chapters written by leading experts, it is a valuable resource for researchers planning future investigations, policy makers, farmers and other stakeholders, and for students wanting insights into vital issues of environment. 

About the authors

Dr Jagdish Chander Dagar, Former Assistant Director General and Emeritus Scientist at ICAR, has pursued agricultural, ecological and agroforestry research and has published more than 280 papers in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and in conference/symposium proceedings. He has also authored/ edited 12 books. His research interests include biosaline agriculture, agroforestry, management of natural resources, rehabilitation of degraded lands, biodrainage, ethnobotany, plant ecology, climate change, and sustainable agriculture and policy. He has received several awards in recognition of his work, such as the Sajjad Memorial Gold Medal, ICAR Hari Om Asharam Trust Award, the UGC Swami Pranavananda Saraswati National Award, CSSRI Excellence Award on Soil Salinity & Water Management, and Dr KG Tejwani Award for Excellence in Agroforestry Research & Development. Further, he is fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and several other professional societies. He has also served as a consultant for various national and international agencies, including such as FAO of the UN, CIMMYT, and Haryana Forest Department. Dr Dagar is Chief Editor of the Journal of Soil Salinity & Water Quality. 

Dr Rajender Kumar Yadav is currently Principal Scientist & Head of the Division of Soil and Crop Management, ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, India. An agronomist by training, he has published 53 research papers in high-impact, peer-reviewed Journals, 46 papers in the proceedings of national and international conferences/symposia and book chapters and written 10 books/bulletins. Dr Yadav received the National Groundwater Augmentation Award (Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India), Ganesh Sankar Vidyarthi Puruskar (ICAR), and a Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Australia fellowship. He is a fellow of the India Society of Agronomy and is involved in a number of major national and international projects. He is a fellow and General Secretary of the Indian Society of Soil Salinity & Water Quality and an member of several scientific professional societies.

Dr Parbodh Chander Sharma is currently Director of the Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal (India), and was previously program leader for improvement of rice, wheat, Indian mustard and chickpea for salt tolerance and high yield as Head, Division of Crop Improvement. He has made significant contributions to our understanding of the physiological mechanisms under salinity stress in different crops and was involved in developing salt-tolerant, high-yielding genotypes of Indian mustard (CS 56, CS 58 and CS 60), rice (CSR 46) and wheat (KRL 283), as well as improving three popular mega varieties of rice (Pusa 44, PR 114 and Sarjoo 52) for salinity tolerance by introgression of SALTOL QTL following molecular marker assisted backcross breeding. He was also involved in developing crop and resource management practices for sustainable future cereal-based systems in line with conservation agriculture.  He has been awarded fellowships of three professional societies and has been the President of the Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality since 2016. He has published more than 100 research papers in peer-reviewed, research journals. 

Table of contents (31 chapters)

Table of contents (31 chapters)
  • Historical Perspectives and Dynamics of Nature, Extent, Classification and Management of Salt-affected Soils and Waters

    Pages 3-52

    Dagar, J. C. (et al.)

  • A Brief Review on Soil Salinity Mapping by Optical and Radar Remote Sensing

    Pages 53-65

    Wu, Weicheng

  • Synergy Between Sentinel-MSI and Landsat-OLI to Support High Temporal Frequency for Soil Salinity Monitoring in an Arid Landscape

    Pages 67-93

    Bannari, A.

  • Modern Technologies for Diagnosis and Prognosis of Salt-affected Soils and Poor-quality Waters

    Pages 95-152

    Mandal, A. K.

  • Salinity Tolerance Indicators

    Pages 155-201

    Arora, Sanjay (et al.)

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eBook $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-5832-6
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Hardcover $279.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Research Developments in Saline Agriculture
Editors
  • Jagdish Chander Dagar, Former Assistant Director General
  • Rajender Kumar Yadav
  • Parbodh Chander Sharma
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-5832-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-5832-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-5831-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 926
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations, 137 illustrations in colour
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