50 Years of Green Revolution: An Anthology of Research Papers (M.s. Swaminathan: The Quest For A World Without Hunger) por M S Swaminathan

50 Years of Green Revolution: An Anthology of Research Papers (M.s. Swaminathan: The Quest For A World Without Hunger) por M S Swaminathan

Titulo del libro: 50 Years of Green Revolution: An Anthology of Research Papers (M.s. Swaminathan: The Quest For A World Without Hunger)

Autor: M S Swaminathan

Número de páginas: 482 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: March 21, 2017

ISBN: 9813200065

Editor: WSPC

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Páginas:482Géneros:12:TVK:Agronomy&cropproduction12:TDCT:Food&beveragetechnology12:PST:Botany&plantsciencesSinopsis: ,ThegreenrevolutioninIndiaabout50yearsagotransformedIndia',simagethenasbeggingbowltobreadbasket.Thistransformationduringthe1960stookjustabout4years.Theyieldincreasesachievedinwheatandtheninricewhichoccurredinjustabouthalfdecadeisfarinexcessoftheyieldincreasesduringthepreceding4000years.ThisremarkablefeatwasachievedwiththeleadershipoftheauthorusingthedwarfwheattypeswhichhadbeenproducedbyNormanBorlauginMexico.TheresearchanddevelopmentofgreenrevolutionofwheatandriceattheIndianAgriculturalResearchInstitute,NewDelhiwasledbytheauthoralongwithhisteamofstudentsandco-workers.Hehaspublishedover100papersongreenrevolutionandtheever-greenrevolutionwhichisarefinementoftheformer.Thisbookisacompilationofjustabout40ofhisnumerousresearchpapers,monographsandbookspublishedbyhimonthissubject.Thepapersinthisbookbringoutthescientificbasisofthemodificationoftheplanttypesoastoberesponsivetoexogenousadditionofchemicalfertilizersandirrigation.Theidealplanttypeenablescaptureofadequatesunlightandusingthechemicalfertilizersaddedtothesoil,producesubstantialphotosyntheticstarch.Andbecausetheplantshaveshortandthickculm,theyareabletowithstandenormousamountsofgrainsintheirears.Thisindeedwasthebasisofbreakingtheyieldbarriersassociatedwithnativevarieties.Thebookalsobringsoutthatgreenrevolutionhadestablishedthefoodsecurityatthenationallevelbutnotattheindividualhouseholdlevelsofmillionsofresource-poorruralsmallandmarginalfarming,fishingandlandlessfamilies.Furthergreenrevolutionwascommodity-centricandthemannerofitspracticeledtoenvironmentaldegradationa