CONTENTS:- Current status and prospects of pulses production; Role of pulses in agriculture; Origin and history of pulses; Morphological description of pulse crops; Pulses germplasm: Collection, conservation and utilization; Varietal improvement in pulses; Pulses seed production and storage; Weather parameters and pulses production; Pulse-based cropping systems; Agro-techniques and pulses productivity; Nutrient dynamics and their efficient use in pulse crops; Biological Nitrogen fixation; Concept of efficient water use in pulses; Physiological yield barriers in pulses; Weed management in pulses; Allelopathic potential of pulses; Insect pests of pulses and their management; Disease management in pulses; dynamics of nematodes in pulse; Advances in pulse processing; Nutritional quality of pulses; Important pulse crops.
Pulses have an important role in agriculture and human nutrition. Keeping in mind the importance of pulses an attempts has been made to compile information on this important group of crops. The present book is collection of 21 chapters, covering current status and prospects of pulses in agriculture, origin and history, morphological description, pulses germplasm, varities improvement, seed production and storage, weather parameters and pulses-based cropping systems, agro-techniques, nutrient dynamics, biological nitrogen fixation, efficient water use, physiological yield barriers, water management, allelopathic potential of pulses, insect pests, diseases and nematodes in pulses, pulse processing, and nutritional quality and uses of pulses. All these chapters have been contributed by eminent scientists engaged in pulses research actively.