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Title: Plant indicators for agricultural seasons amongst Pnar tribe of Meghalaya
Authors: Samati, Hajal
Begum, Samim Sofika
Keywords: Plant indicators
Agricultural seasons
Pnar tribes
Meghalaya
Issue Date: Jan-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.7: A01G1/00
Abstract: The work relates to Pnar tribe of Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya, whose main occupation is agriculture. Even today they depend on plant species as indicators, such as Butea buteiformis (Voigt) Grier. & Long, Castanopsis indica A. DC., Castanopsis tribuloides (Sm.) DC., Phoenix humilis Royle ex Becc. & Hook. f., Pinus kesiya Royle ex Gord., Quercus serrata Thunb., Schima wallichii (DC.) Korth. for systematizing steps they followed season wise for achieving the best productivity of rice and other agricultural crops. Each plant indicator is provided with vernacular name, relevant plant parts indicative of agricultural seasons and their significant role in agricultural productivity.
Page(s): 57-59
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.05(1) [January 2006]

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