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Manmohan J. Dobriyal

Manmohan J. Dobriyal
Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University · Silviculture and Agroforestry

(B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D) Forestry
Forestry/Agroforestry based solutions for natural resource management, diversity & Utilization in all type landscapes .

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Introduction
Working as a Professor (Forestry) at RLB Central Agricultural University, Jhansi, India. I am a Forestry graduate followed by Master and Doctorate in Forestry with more than 17 years of experience in Forestry, Agroforestry, Forest ecology & Environment, Silviculture, Forest products including Medicinal and Aromatic plants.
Additional affiliations
August 2019 - present
Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • http://www.rlbcau.ac.in/
February 2013 - August 2019
Navsari Agricultural University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
December 2005 - February 2013
Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology,
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
May 2001 - March 2004
August 1998 - August 2000
FCRI, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,
Field of study
  • Forestry
September 1994 - June 1998

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Publications (179)
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This edited book collates latest findings in the field of agro-biodiversity and agri-ecosystem management across the globe through selected case studies. The primary aim of the book is to cover agro-biodiversity and agri-ecosystem advancements in the field of agricultural resource management. The book explores a range of technologies that support s...
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Tropical forest serves as an important pivotal role in terrestrial biological diversity. The present study makes an attempt to identify the concentration of species among tree diversity in Mahavir Swami Wildlife Sanctuary, Bundelkhand, India. Four important ecological indicator indices namely Shannon-Weiner index (H’), Simpson’s diversity (D), Marg...
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Linear food production system is limited with “make-use-dispose,” where a majority of the resources are taken and used only once. This kind of linear production process is responsible for the volume of resource wastages and exploitations, environmental degradation, inefficiency in production, increased cost of production and social inequity in acce...
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The Chambal ravines are unique in that they are deep to very deep and are devoid of vegetation. Madhya Pradesh alone has a large area of these ravines of which nearly 80% are in Chambal Division. Promoting commercial cultivation through land levelling of ravines is not a feasible and viable option. Integrated approach of using gullies per land capa...
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In recent decades, degradation and loss of the world's forest ecosystems have been key contributors to biodiversity loss and future climate change. This article analyzes plant diversity, biomass, carbon sequestration potential (CSP), and the net primary productivity (NPP) of four vegetation types viz., Dense mixed forest (DMF); Open mixed forest (O...
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In recent decades, degradation and loss of the world’s forest ecosystems have been key contributors to biodiversity loss and future climate change. This article analyzes plant diversity, biomass, carbon sequestration potential (CSP), and the net primary productivity (NPP) of four vegetation types viz., Dense mixed forest (DMF); Open mixed forest (O...
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In recent decades, degradation and loss of the world’s forest ecosystems are the key contributors to biodiversity loss and future climate change. This article analyze plant diversity, biomass, carbon sequestration potential (CSP), and net primary productivity (NPP) of four vegetation types viz., Dense mixed forest (DMF); Open mixed forest (OMF); Te...
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Mapping and monitoring land use land cover (LULC) dynamics is vital for sustainable land development, planning and management. Using advanced techniques of remote sensing (RS) and geographic information system (GIS), the present study is an effort to monitor the changes in LULC patterns of Jhansi District of Uttar Pradesh for the periods 2000–2010...
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The new COVID-19 coronavirus disease has emerged as a global threat and not just to human health but also the global economy. Due to the pandemic, most countries affected have therefore imposed periods of full or partial lockdowns to restrict community transmission. This has had the welcome but unexpected side effect that existing levels of atmosph...
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Performance and economics of Babchi (Psoralea corylifolia L.) cultivation under sapota-jatropha based horti-silviculture system was investigated at Navsari, Gujarat, during 2015 and 2016. The 11-years old plantation of sapota (Manilkara achras (Mill.) Fosberg) planted at 10 × 10 m spacing, with nine year old plantation of jatropha (Jatropha curcas...
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Medicinal mushrooms have been used since olden days for the treatment of various diseases. Ganoderma lucidum or Reishi is a medicinal mushroom of significant importance which is gaining popularity due to the presence of numerous bio-active ingredients in it. Wild collection of this mushroom along with its cultivation is done worldwide to meet its e...
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COVID-19 cases in India have been steadily increasing since January 30, 2020 and have led to a government-imposed lockdown across the country to curtail community transmission with significant impacts on societal systems. Forecasts using mathematical-epidemiological models have played and continue to play an important role in assessing the probabil...
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The aim of this study was to review the work done by various researchers on the existing agroforestry systems in Gujarat particularly South Gujarat. The secondary data sources were used to study and examine like books, research articles, review articles and findings of case studies done earlier. The research articles published during 1991 to 2019 w...
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In the present study, phenotypic and genotypic correlations between tree growth traits (height, diameter and biomass) with some of the important wood quality parameters such as basic density, cellulose content, lignin content and fibre characteristics, viz. length, diameter, lumen diameter, double cell wall thickness and fibre content, were worked...
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Performance of Coleus aromaticus Benth. under sapota-jatropha based horti-medicinal agroforestry system were evaluated during the study. Plant height was recorded highest with treatment T2 (34.95 cm) at 90 DAP (Days after planting). Number of branches (19.28), leaves (422.36), root (22.99 cm), number of roots (63.90) and basal diameter (12.12 mm) w...
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The present study examines the land use land cover (LULC) and change detection impacts on forest ecosystem in Achanakmaar Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve (AABR – area 626.76 km²) of Central India. Results revealed that there has been a change in AABR land use pattern from 2008 to 2018. The major changes include loss of 19.72 km² of vegetation cover in...
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Submit Manuscript | http://medcraveonline.com appear logical. Agroforestry which primarily govern agricultural crops and agricultural landscape with tree intervention whereas silviculture is primarily dealing with management of trees/forests. Silviculture is purely a branch of forestry whereas Agroforestry is equally claimed branch of Agriculture a...
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN AGROFORESTRY
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CAREER OPPORTUNITY IN AGROFORESTRY
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The collection of rhododendron flowers has reduced 60-70 per cent this year because of the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
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Cultivation and economics study of Coleus forskohlii (Poir.) Briq. was carried out under horti-medicinal agroforestry system under south Gujarat condition. Different morphometric parameters such as, plant height (57.78 cm), numbers of leaves (516.56), length of root (39.29 cm), number of roots (54.27), basal diameter (15.36 mm), fresh weight of lea...
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The aim of the study is to model the actual/potential wildlife habitat suitability with or without the current human impacts with integrated Geospatial technology. The research area is the Sariska National Park, Rajasthan. In order to determine the suitable site, the parameters considered are slope, elevation, aspect, vegetation types and density,...
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Wild tigers experience unparalleled coercion due to habitat destruction, prey reduction and commercial poaching. The Indian tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) one of the world's most endangered carnivore species, and is now thought to be in the verge of extinction in the wild. Sariska National Park in India is considered to be a highly suitable habitat...
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This paper based on survey shows that most of the farmers of the region are growing mainly Horti-silvi (HS), Agri-silvihorticulture (ASH), Agri-silviculture (AS), Agri-horticulture (AH), Homegardens (HG) and Horti-pasture (HP) systems at their fields. Farmers of this region are mainly adopting Horti-silviculture system as teak main tree components...
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G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUA&T), Pantnagar was establish as first agricultural University during 1960 in India. The B.Sc. Forestry programme started in Pantnagar University in 1986 at College of Forestry and Hill Agriculture, Hill Campus, Ranichauri, Tehri Grahwal, Uttarakhand along with many other Agricultural universi...
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Agroforestry practices in Madhya Pradesh (MP), India existed in the primordial times, which can be evidenced almost in every region of the state; however , the pace of scientific inclusion in agroforestry and its extension is quite slow. There is lack of priority and limited work has been done related to agrofore-stry practices, possibly due to the...
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Agroforestry practices in Madhya Pradesh (MP), India existed in the primordial times, which can be evidenced almost in every region of the state; however , the pace of scientific inclusion in agroforestry and its extension is quite slow. There is lack of priority and limited work has been done related to agrofore-stry practices, possibly due to the...
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Evergreen agriculture is a new approach for attaining food and wood security with environmental sustainability, which combines conservation agriculture and agroforestry practices for smallholder farming families. In this article, Dr Manmohan J R Dobriyal, Dr Arvind Bijalwan, and Pooja Verma feel that due to the increasing threats and challenges pos...
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Agroforestry has gained enormous popularity and limelight in the recent decades. The synergic action of carbon sequestration and environmental resilience associated with these systems has elicited its worldwide adoption, as it's a simple yet effective elixir to the myriad of environmental and social problems faced in the present era. It's a virtual...
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Now focuses is on exotics and farm forestry. The basic question is why exotics are so much in use and demand when indigenous fast growing trees has equal potential for forest plantations as well as industrial plantations. The historical plantations of Deodar and Chir pine in Himalayan hills, Tropical pines in North East and Central India and Teak i...
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Keywords: Coleus froskohlii; Propagation; IBA; Cuttings Propagation studies of Coleus forskohlii (Patharcur/aglbel) was conducted at Forestry College nursery of Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat, India in year 2016. There was medium variation in growth attributes with different cutting types, IBA hormone and interaction. The surviva...
Experiment Findings
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Propagation techniques of Coleus forskohlii under nursery conditions to know the effect of different media on growth and quality of Coleus.
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G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar have added many feathers in its crown from expansion of agriculture education, research and extension since its inception. In 1976 to promote hill agriculture a research centre was opened in Ranichauri, Tehri Garhwal and later added a constituent college named as “College of Forestry an...
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Importance of sapota jatropa based mediculture models application south Gujarat. Medicinal plants inter cultivation is important to increase the yield from the Sapota orchard.
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Prospects of MAP based agrofrestry in all ecologies is important practices and a more viable approach to revive rural economy. Many species of MAP in wild or semi wild can be cultivated with trees including MAP trees. There are various MAP based models are successfully developed and in practice. So MAP based AF models have wider scope.
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The knowledge of stand structure, demography and regeneration play a vital role in conservation and management of forest genetic resources. Anthropogenic pressure may lead to change in the composition and structure of forest population. Mahua, Madhuca longifolia var. latifolia is one such species that has ecological and economical value in the coun...
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Indian forests have very low growing stock at 74 m3/ha compared to the world average of 110 m3/ha/year. The Indian Paper Industry accounts for about 1.6% of the world’s production of paper and paperboard. India is the fastest growing market for paper globally and it presents an exciting scenario; paper consumption is poised for a big leap forward i...
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Coleus aromaticus Benth (Syn. Plectranthus amboinicus) (Ajma pan) a member of Lamiaceae is a green, perennial herb having heart shaped, and leathery leaves with scalloped edges. The leaves are highly aromatic with a strong flavour. In India it is grown mainly in Karnataka and in Gujarat. Its fresh leaves contain 0.055 % volatile oil, largely carvac...
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An experiment was conducted to assess the the growth performance of the Sivan (Gmelina arborea Roxb.) seedlings in response to various biofertilizers application, which was laid in CRD consisting twelve treatments (T1 to T12) of four biofertilizers AM, PSB, Azospirillum and Banana Pseudostem Sap (Novel) in sole and combinations along with control....
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Eucalyptus is one of the fast growing pulp wood species grown across the country. Many breeders working hard for developing high yielding genotypes across different site situations. In the present study, total 18 clones of eucalypts were evaluated for growth at the age of four years. Significant variation in growth parameters viz., tree height, dia...
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The ccomparative performance of pre-sowing treatments and growing media to improve the seed germination of Gmelina arborea Roxb. by soaking seeds in water and gibberellic acid (GA solutions (100 and 200 ppm) for varying periods (12 and 36 hours) followed by 3) sowing in different media (standard nursery media [(soil : sand : vermicompost :: 2:1:1],...
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The investigation on "Effect of pruning and intercrops on Jatropha and Sapota under Sapota-Jatropha based Horti-Silvi system" was carried out at Agronomy Farm (Block-E), Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat, during Kharif 2015 and 2016. The experiment was comprised of nine treatments with four replications in Randomized Block Design. C...
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Eucalyptus is one of the fast growing pulp wood species grown across the country. Many breeders working hard for developing high yielding genotypes across different site situations. In the present study, total 18 clones of eucalypts were evaluated for growth at the age of four years. Significant variation in growth parameters viz., tree height, dia...
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Green gram or Mungdal (Vigna radiata L.) is an important pulse crop and Melia composita (Malabar Neem or Nimabaro) is an emerging industrial agroforestry plantation in southern Gujarat. To maximize the land utilization an agroforestry trial was laid to investigate the performance of okra varieties under different spatial arrangements of 2 year old...
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Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) is an important vegetable crop and Melia composita (Malabar Neem or Nimabaro) is emerging industrial agroforestry plantations in southern Gujarat. To maximize the land utilization an agroforestry trial was laid to investigate the performance of okra varieties under different spatial arrangements of 2 year old...
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India is predominantly an agrarian economy but our farmers have to deal with extremely distressing conditions of poverty, extreme mental pressure, and the subsequent suicides. Poor return on cultivation and absence of non-farming opportunities are indicators of the greater socioeconomic illness in rural India. Moreover, the increasing cases of farm...
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Green gram or Mungdal (Vigna radiata L.) is an important pulse crop and Melia composita (Malabar Neem or Nimabaro) is an emerging industrial agroforestry plantation in southern Gujarat. To maximize the land utilization an agroforestry trial was laid to investigate the performance of okra varieties under different spatial arrangements of 2 year old...
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Agroforestry education started about more than two decades in India with inception of Master’s and Ph.D. level programme in agroforestry in few agricultural universities; however agroforestry education could not develop to as acclaimed discipline. Agroforestry sector has potential for good employability with an eco-friendly option to cater the need...
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This study quantifies biomass, aboveground and belowground net productivity, along with additional environmental factors over a 2–3 year period in Barnawapara Sanctuary of Chhattisgarh, India through satellite remote-sensing and GIS techniques. Ten sampling quadrates 20 × 20, 5 × 5 and 1 × 1 m were randomly laid for overstorey (OS), understorey (US...
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The present study was conducted to estimate biomass of above and below ground parts of Acacia mangium Willd plantation. For this eight year old plantation stand at instructional farm of forestry in Navsari agricultural university Navsari has a density of around 400 individuals in 0.25 ha area and a top height of 25.85 m, DBH of tree ranged from 4.5...
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Scaling up of Ghamar (Gmelina arborea Roxb.) based agroforestry in India has a prime concern as it is a native species which has potential to replace and act as a substitute for other exotic timber trees in the country. Gmelina is gaining momentum at the present time; besides fulfilling the demand of wood and timber in the current scenario of indus...
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A preliminary survey was conducted during 2015-16 in Navsari district, Gujarat, India to document dominant agroforestry systems practiced by farmers of this region. Five dominant agroforestry systems were in practice i.e. agrihorticultural (AH), homegarden (HG), agri-silvi-horticultural (ASH), agri-silvicultural (AS) and horti-pastoral (HP). A tota...
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Wood is an important asset since time immemorial, nowadays there is scarcity of wood due to enormous population pressure and stringent law and regulations against felling of tree in India. Tree conservation is associated with multi-dimensional benefits but after attaining a physiological age (age of maturity) by the tree it starts natural decaying...
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Tree inside and outside of forest plays important role in contribution of food security and climate mitigation. In the current regime of population explosion and climate change, they provide social and environmental benefit to society for livelihood. The various socio-economic and ecological conditions give raise to different form of Agroforestry i...
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Present trial was conducted at College of Forestry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari in the year 2015-16. For the study of vessel parameters of different clones, wooden discs were collected from different heights of trees viz., 1m, 3m and 6m from the 20 clones of Eucalyptus of 6 years of plantation. For each clone, 3 ramets were selected ra...
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In the due course of study, focus was prearranged on the traditional use of trees, herbs and shrubs (ethnobotanicals) which are little or unknown to modern societies. Through questionnaire and interviews, the present study was attempted to collect the information about the people who still live in traditional world. A total 40 tree species, 94 herb...
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Agroforestry have the potential to meet the ever increasing demand for diversified products such as food, fiber, fodder, fruit, fuel and timber. Challenges in diversification of existing farming systems warrants development of suitable agroforestry models for popularization and further adoption by the farmer. A survey taken in five talukas of Navsa...
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In order to investigate the effect of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, application on Barley (Hordeum vulgare) a field experiment was conducted at School of Forestry and Environment, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad (U.P) India, to evaluate the Effect of different levels of inorganic fertilizers on the g...
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The branches of plant sciences are basically originated from Botany thus it is considered as mother of plant sciences. Forestry is one such branch developed from Botany for specific purpose with its applied scope beyond the realm of Botany, however Forestry is still dominated by Botany even in the era of super-specialization.