Contents: Foreword. Preface. I. Pulses: Current Scenario–Global, National and Regional Status,Niche Area of Research: 1. Pulse Production and Technological Advancement for Meeting the Growing Need: Assessment and Analysis/A K Srivastava, Suvashree R. Prusty and Yogranjan. 2. Agronomic Technologies for Enhancing Pulse Production Ahead of Climate Change/Nitin Gudadhe, A.A. Raut, J.D. Thanki, P.S. Bodke and S.R. Imade. II. Climatic Risks and Yield Maximization: 3. Climate Risks and its Management for Maximizing Chickpea Productivity in Central India/A. K. Srivastava. 4. Evapotranspiration and Water Use Efficiency of Pulses/Ram Niwas and M.L. Khichar. 5. Chickpea Production under Changing Climate: Option for Yield Maximization/V. Jayalakshmi, D. Peddaswamy and M. Sudha Rani. III. Nutritional Heritage of Pulses: 6. Underutilized Pulses: The Keys to Food and Nutritional Security/Kavita Bisht, Preeti Bora and Pratibha Joshi. 7. Pulse Processing and Nutrition for Better Health Assurance/Aparana Sharma. 8. Status of Major Pulses Crop and its Importance in Nutritional Security in North Western Himalaya/Anirban Mukherjee, Kushagra Joshi, Pratibha Joshi, Shubha, Manik Lal Roy, Renu Jethi and Nirmal Chandra. IV. Technological Intervention and Approaches for Sustainable Pulse Production: 9. Physiological Approaches for Faba Bean Breeding in Drought Prone Environments/M.A. Muktadir, U. Ijaz, A. Merchant, A. Sadeque and K.N. Adhikari. 10. Redefining Lentil (Lens culinaris M.) through Genomics for Nutritional Security: Status and Outlook/Yogranjan, A K Srivastava, Lalit M. Bal and Sudhakar P. Mishra. 11. Breeding Faba Bean for Rust Resistance in Changing Environment/Usman Ijaz, Kedar N. Adhikari, M.A. Muktadir and Richard Trethowan. 12. Gene Action and Biochemical Genetics of Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe polygoni D.C.) Resistance in Mungbean [Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek]/Nidhi Pathak, Manish K. Mishra and M.N. Singh. V. Extension Approaches, Government Planning and Policies for Enhancing Pulse Production : 13. Agriculture Knowledge Information System for Effective Dissemination of Pulse Production Technology/Kamini Bisht, Prasanta Mishra, and A.A. Raut. Appendices. Index.
This book provides an overview of the essential disciplines required for sustainable pulse production in variable environments. Discussion on adapting various management tools and techniques for minimization of stresses to enhance the pulse production has been revealed in the book. Some case studies on climate variability and pulse sustainability has been well illustrated. This book comprises of thirteen chapters covering the pulse production scenario, pulse productivity affected amidst climatic risks and major genomic interventions made, extension approaches depicting policy frame works and a economically viable marketing strategies needed for sustainable pulse production. The nutritional heritages of pulses, latest data on pulse production, area and decadal variability along with export potential have been incorporated. Graphics and case studies from a wide variety of sources enrich the flow of the narratives in the chapters. The book compiles latest findings of studies carried out by the scientists on climate change and its impact on pulses around the world and serves as a ready reckoner to scientists, academicians, students as well as various stake holders to update their knowledge and understanding on the climate change issues.