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Modern Techniques of Raising Field Crops, 3/e

This book describes the modern management practices covering 38 major crops in the country, comprising cereals, millets, pulses, oilseeds, fibre crops, forage and sugar crops.

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This book describes the modern management practices covering 38 major crops in the country, comprising cereals, millets, pulses, oilseeds, fibre crops, forage and sugar crops. This edition incorporates all the latest research findings in various aspects of crop production. The book will serve as a comprehensive text both for undergraduate and postgraduate students of agriculture.

The prospects of Indian agriculture have dramatically changed in the last five decades. New high-yielding varieties, hybrid and composites of various crops have entered the scene. New fungicides, insecticides and weedicides are coming up in the market generating a series of dynamic changes in crop production technology.

In this book, the author has described the modern management practices with respect to 38 major crops of the country comprising cereals, millets, pulses, oilseeds, fibre crops, forage and sugar crops. The various aspects of the crop cultivation relate to the origin and history,area and distribution of the crops in world and India, botanical description of crop plants, varieties, soil, climatic requirements, cropping systems, seed and sowing, manures and fertilizers, water management, weed control,diseases,pest control,etc. Description of high-yielding varieties of crops finds important place in the chapters.

Suitable varieties and hybrids for different agroclimatic zones have been mentioned along with their main characteristics. In respect of pest and disease control the outward signs of the disease or attack, their mode of spreading and the latest control measures get prominence in descriptions. All the latest research findings in various aspects of crop production have been incorporated in the text. The book contains the latest, authoritative and readily usable information on improved farming techniques for stepping up crop productivity.

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ISBN 9789389688498
Publishers Oxford and IBH Publishers
Author Chhidda Singh | Prem Singh | Rajbir Singh
Binding Paperback
Edition 3/e
Size 20×26/8 (trimmed 152×240mm)
Year 2020
Pages 496
Subject Agriculture
About the Author

Chhidda Singh is a gold medalist from the GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, where he did his BSc (Hons) Ag & AH in 1963. He was awarded special fellowship and assistantship at the University of Illinois,USA, for his postgraduate studies.He obtained his MS (Agronomy) and doctorate from the University of Illinois,USA, in 1965 and 1968 respectively.Dr.Singh started his career in 1969 as Assistant Professor in Agronomy at the GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology and retired as Professor of Agronomy (Extension).
Dr Singh worked as agriculture consultant at World Bank financed irrigation projects in Nepal from 1987 to 1997. The author has published more than 300 scientific popular articles in various magazines and journals on production aspects of major field crops. He has distinguished himself as an author of five books on crop production.

Prem Singh did his graduation, postgraduation and doctorate from Agra University, Agra (UP). He secured first position in BSc (Ag) in the university and awarded bronze medal. He is also gold medalist for securing the first position in MSc (Ag) Agronomy in the University. He has visited many countries like Federal Republic of Germany,Denmark,Spain,Nepal,etc.and participated in various international training programmes. Dr Singh has published and presented several research papers and articles in reputed journals and periodicals.He has more than 35 years of research experience in the field of agriculture and fond of working in collaboration with the farmers. Presently, he is working as Incharge Head (Cropping System and Resource Management) and Principal Scientist (Agronomy) in ICAR—Indian Institute of Farming System Research,Modipuram,Meerut,UP.

Rajbir Singh has over 24 years experience in research, extension, coordination and management and presently working as Director, Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Zone I, Ludhiana, since 2015. Under his leadership, the ICAR-ATARI, Ludhiana, achieved new heights in technology application, frontline extension and capacity development and got ISO 9001:2008 accreditations and made its valuable presence as a technology application institute. Dr Singh has published more than 100 research papers published in referred journals (Citation in Google scholar: 2243; H-Index: 22, i10 Index 43) besides several technical bulletins, popular articles, books, etc. Dr Singh has visited many countries (Brazil, Germany, Israel, Nepal, Poland, Thailand and USA) for participation in various symposia and in many advance laboratories for research work.He has been bestowed with many prestigious awards like Swami Sahajanand Saraswati Award of ICAR during 2016, Fellow of Indian Society of Agronomy (ISA) during 2014, Fellow of Horticultural Society of India (HSI) during 2016 .

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