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Modern Techniques of Raising Field Crops, 3/e

 

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ISBN: 9789389688498
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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