This book contains information obtained from authentic and highly regarded sources. Reprinted material is quoted with permission, and sources are indicated. A wide variety of references are listed. Reasonable efforts have been made to publish reliable data and information, but the author and the publisher cannot assume responsibility for the validity of all materials or for the consequences of their use.
Neither this book nor any part may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, microfilming, and recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher.
All rights reserved. Authorization to photocopy items for internal or personal use, or the personal or internal use of specific clients, may be granted by CRC Press, provided that $1.50 per page photocopied is paid directly to Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 USA. The fee code for users of the Transactional Reporting Service is ISBN 0-415-32468-8/05/$0.00 + $1.50. The fee is subject to change without notice. For organizations that have been granted a photocopy license by the CCC, a separate system of payment has been arranged.
The consent of CRC Press does not extend to copying for general distribution, for promotion, for creating new works, or for resale. Specific permission must be obtained in writing from CRC Press for such copying.
Direct all inquiries to CRC Press, 2000 N.W. Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, Florida 33431.
Trademark Notice: Product or corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks, and are used only for identification and explanation, without intent to infringe.
Visit the CRC Press Web site at www.crcpress.com
© 2005 by CRC Press
No claim to original U.S. Government works International Standard Book Number 0-415-32468-8 Library of Congress Card Number 2004055370 Printed in the United States of America 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Printed on acid-free paper
This volume is dedicated to Prof. V.L. Chopra, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India
(formerly BP Pal National Chair, Indian Council of Agricultural Research [ICAR]; Director General, ICAR; Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Government of India);
a distinguished scientist, humanist, and research manager; an individual of rare distinction and qualities; for his guidance, encouragement, and support.
Was this article helpful?