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Indian Journal of Agronomy
Year : 2012, Volume : 57, Issue : 3s
First page : ( 168) Last page : ( 174)
Print ISSN : 0537-197X. Online ISSN : 0974-4460.

Agronomic research in hills with special reference to Himachal Pradesh: An overview

Badiyala D.1,*, Shekhar J.2, Kumar S.3, Singh Rajesh4, Choudhary Anil Kumar5**

CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, HP-176 062

1Head, Dept. of Seed Science and Technology;

2Head, Dept of Agronomy, Forage & Grassland Management

3Sr. Scientist, Dept. of Agronomy, Forage & Grassland Management

4Assistant Scientist, Dept. of Seed Science & Technology

5Subject Matter Specialist (Agronomy), CSKHPKV, KVK, Sunder Nagar (H.P.)

*Corresponding author Email: badiyala@gmail.com

**Present address: Senior Scientist (Agronomy), Division of Agronomy, IARI, New Delhi-110012

Online published on 31 March, 2015.

Abstract

In hills, the productivity of crops is low not only because of climatic, biotic and abiotic factors, but also owing to traditional methods of crop cultivation. Therefore, to obtain the sustainable crop yield, it is often necessary to develop suitable package of practices; besides management of biotic and abiotic stresses. Notwithstanding the importance of continuous efforts for development of new agro-techniques for augmenting crop productivity, a vast array of methods and package of practices are already available today for stabilizing and improving the yield of the crops grown in hills. Available new crop production and forage and fodder production management have been discussed in detail. Suggestions on future needs on issues such as moisture conservation, soil conservation, nutrient management, cropping system including farming systems etc. have been given.

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Keywords

Cropping systems, Hills, Himachal Pradesh, Intercropping, Nutrient management.

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