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Ratikanta Maiti - Author

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Books by Ratikanta Maiti

Advances in Cotton Science Botany, Production, and Crop Improvement

Advances in Cotton Science Botany, Production, and Crop Improvement

Author: Ratikanta Maiti, Ch. Aruna Kumari, Abul Kalam Samsul Hud, Debashis Mandal Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2020

Cotton is one of the most important fiber and cash crops throughout the world, and it plays a dominant role in the industrial and agricultural economies of many countries. This volume, Advances in Cotton Science: Botany, Production, and Crop Improvement, is a rich resource of information on the cultivation and production of cotton. It provides an overview of its origin and evolution, and its physiological basis and characterization, and goes on to discuss methods of cultivation, biotic stresses, harvesting and postharvest technology, and new research on breeding and biotechnology. The authors take an interdisciplinary approach, providing a multi-pronged approach to information necessary to increase cotton productivity to meet the world's growing demands. The volume answers the need to understand the roles of cotton, the nature of the crop, and advancements in research for best cultivation methods, effective utilization of resources, and operations for achieving higher yields, thus achieving higher productivity.

Sustainable Bioresource Management Climate Change Mitigation and Natural Resource Conservation

Sustainable Bioresource Management Climate Change Mitigation and Natural Resource Conservation

Author: Ratikanta Maiti Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2020

This new volume emphasizes the drastic quantitative and qualitative transformation of our surrounding environment. It looks at bioresource management and the tools needed to manage environmental stresses. This unique compilation and interpretation of concrete scientific ventures undertaken by environmental specialists at the global level explores research dedicated to the management of natural resources by controlling biotic and abiotic factors making the earth vulnerable to these stresses. The book outlines the series of important developments in the recent past on bioresource and stress management. The chapter authors in Sustainable Bioresource Management: Climate Change Mitigation and Natural Resource Conservation look at all types of bioresources on earth and their management at times of stress/crisis, focusing on the need for documentation, validation, and recovery of ethnic indigenous knowledge and practices that could have great impact in stress management. The book looks at topics in nature and changing climate management, adaptation, and mitigation, such as the effects of climate change on agriculture and horticulture, on timber harvesting, and on forest resources.

Bioresource and Stress Management

Bioresource and Stress Management

Author: Ratikanta Maiti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

This book is a compilation of recent global measures to conserve bio-resources and manage biotic and abiotic stresses. It highlights emerging issues related to agriculture, abiotic and biotic stress factors, ethnic knowledge, climate change and global warming, as well as natural resources and their sustainable management. It also focuses on the consolidated efforts of scientists and academics engaged in addressing a number of issues related to resource management and combating stresses in order to protect the Earth. Crop production and productivity have been significantly improved, however, there have been no corresponding practical advances in sustainable agriculture.This book offers a wide range of affordable approaches to managing bio-resources with a focus on sustainability. Lastly, it describes research highlights and future areas of research.

Bioresource and Stress Management

Bioresource and Stress Management

Author: Ratikanta Maiti Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/07/2016

This book is a compilation of recent global measures to conserve bio-resources and manage biotic and abiotic stresses. It highlights emerging issues related to agriculture, abiotic and biotic stress factors, ethnic knowledge, climate change and global warming, as well as natural resources and their sustainable management. It also focuses on the consolidated efforts of scientists and academics engaged in addressing a number of issues related to resource management and combating stresses in order to protect the Earth. Crop production and productivity have been significantly improved, however, there have been no corresponding practical advances in sustainable agriculture.This book offers a wide range of affordable approaches to managing bio-resources with a focus on sustainability. Lastly, it describes research highlights and future areas of research.

Autoecology and Ecophysiology of Woody Shrubs and Trees Concepts and Applications

Autoecology and Ecophysiology of Woody Shrubs and Trees Concepts and Applications

Forest trees and shrubs play vital ecological roles, reducing the carbon load from the atmosphere by using carbon dioxide in photosynthesis and by the storage of carbon in biomass and wood as a source of energy. Autoecology deals with all aspects of woody plants; the dynamism of populations, physiological traits of trees, light requirements, life history patterns, and physiological and morphological characters. Ecophysiology is defined by various plant growth parameters such as leaf traits, xylem water potential, plant height, basal diameter, and crown architecture which are, in turn, influenced by physiological traits and environmental conditions in the forest ecosystem. In short, this book details research advances in various aspects of woody plants to help forest scientists and foresters manage and protect forest trees and plan their future research. Autoecology and Ecophysiology of Woody Shrubs and Trees is intended to be a guide for students of woody plant autoecology and ecophysiology, as well as for researchers in this field. It is also an invaluable resource for foresters to assist in effective management of forest resources.

Crop Plant Anatomy

Crop Plant Anatomy

Author: Ratikanta Maiti, Satya Prakash, D. Rajkumar, A. V. Ramaswamy Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2012

Divided into four sections covering anatomy in relation to crop management, anatomical descriptions of the major crop plants, anatomical changes in adaptation to environments and the link between anatomy and productivity, this book provides a comprehensive source of crop plant anatomy information. The crop areas covered include cereals, pulses and beans, oil crops and fibre crops. Suitable for students, researchers and professionals in the field, this book brings together economic plant anatomy and crop productivity for the first time.