Innovations in Dryland Agriculture

  • Muhammad Farooq
  • Kadambot H.M. Siddique

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bob A. Stewart, Sushil Thapa
      Pages 3-29
    3. Muhammad Farooq, Kadambot H. M. Siddique
      Pages 31-46
  3. Elements of Dryland Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Attila Yazar, Akhtar Ali
      Pages 49-98
    3. Michael Walsh
      Pages 99-114
    4. Ahmad Nawaz, Muhammad Farooq
      Pages 115-142
    5. Ahmad Nawaz, Muhammad Dildar Gogi, Muhammad Sufyan
      Pages 143-186
    6. Dominique Blache, Philip E. Vercoe, Graeme B. Martin, Dean K. Revell
      Pages 211-235
  4. Modeling and Crop Improvement for Dryland Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Daniel Rodriguez, Peter de Voil, B. Power
      Pages 239-256
    3. Quahir Sohail, Hafsa Naheed, Reza Mohammadi
      Pages 257-296
  5. Dryland Agriculture: Some Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Walter K. Anderson, David Stephens, Kadambot H. M. Siddique
      Pages 299-319
    3. Cherukumalli Srinivasa Rao, K. A. Gopinath, C. A. Rama Rao, B. M. K. Raju, R. Rejani, G. Venkatesh et al.
      Pages 345-392
    4. Feng-Min Li, You-Cai Xiong, Xiao-Gang Li, Feng Zhang, Yu Guan
      Pages 393-413
    5. Neil C. Hansen, Brett L. Allen, Saseendran Anapalli, Robert E. Blackshaw, Drew J. Lyon, Stephen Machado
      Pages 415-441
  6. Innovations in Dryland Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 467-467
    2. Muhammad Shakeel Arshad, Muhammad Sanaullah, Muhammad Farooq
      Pages 469-490
    3. Minakshi Grover, B. Venkateswarlu, S. Desai, K. A. Gopinath, Cherukumalli Srinivasa Rao
      Pages 491-520
    4. D. J. McFarlane, R. J. George, E. G. Barrett-Lennard, M. Gilfedder
      Pages 521-547
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 565-571

About this book


In this book leading scientists in the field describe the basic principles of dryland agriculture, and synthesize recent experiences and innovations in dryland agriculture research and development. It is a ready reference on the subject and reinforces the understanding for its utilization to develop environmentally sustainable and profitable food production systems. Various elements of dryland agriculture are described, highlighting associated breeding and modelling efforts, analysing the experiences and challenges of dryland agriculture in different regions, and it proposes some practical innovations and new areas of research in this critical area of agriculture.
This book is an invaluable source of information for scientists, teachers and students in the fields of agronomy, ecology, environmental sciences, range management, land and water management and sustainable livestock grazing systems.


Biodiversity Crop nutrition Genetic improvement Modeling Water harvesting Dryland agriculture Land and Water Management Innovations

Editors and affiliations

  • Muhammad Farooq
    • 1
  • Kadambot H.M. Siddique
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AgronomyUniversity of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan
  2. 2.The University of Western Australia Institute of AgricultureThe University of Western AustraliaPerth, WAAustralia

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