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Agriculture Books

This section contains free e-books and guides on Agriculture, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.

Farmers Handbook on Basic Agriculture

We trust that this Handbook will benefit maximum number of farmers to make farming economically and environmentally more sustainable. The book contains six chapters, each focusing on a particular topic. Topics covered includes: General Conditions for Cultivation of Crops, Farm Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Farmerís Access to Service.

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Automation in Agriculture

This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and automation examples in agriculture. Topics covered includes: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Precision Agriculture, Trends of Engineering Systems Evolution and Agricultural Technology, Review of Variable-Rate Sprayer Applications Based on Real- Time Sensor Technologies, Robotic Harvesting of Fruiting Vegetables: A Simulation Approach in V-REP, ROS and MATLAB, Machine Vision Systems Ė A Tool for Automatic Color Analysis in Agriculture, Automation of Integrated System for Grain Beverages Processing, The Effect of Vermicompost and Other Fertilizers on the Growth and Productivity of Pepper Plants in Guyana.

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Illinois Agronomy Handbook

This guide explains the following topics: Weather and Crops Steven, Corn, Soybean, Small Grains and Grain, Cropping Systems, Hay and Pasture, Water Quality, Managing Soil pH and Crop Nutrients, Managing Nitrogen, Soil Management and Tillage, Water Management, Weed Management, Managing Insect Pests, Managing Diseases and Nematodes.

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North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook

This book covers the following topics: Soils and Plant Nutrients, Composting, Botany, Insects, Diseases and Disorders, Weeds, Diagnostics,IPM, Lawns, Herbaceous Ornamentals, Woody Ornamentals, Native Plants, Propagation, , small Fruits, Tree Fruits and Nuts, Vegetable Gardening, Organic Gardening, Plants Grown in containers, Landscape Design, Wildlife, Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening.

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Urban Agriculture by Mohamed Samer

This book provides useful information about Urban Agriculture, which includes the production of crops in small to large lots, vertical production on walls, windows, rooftops, urban gardens, farmer's markets, economic models of urban gardening, peri-urban agricultural systems, and spatial planning and evolution of the land uses. Additionally, this book elucidates further agricultural technologies, such as the aquaculture systems.

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Alternative Crops and Cropping Systems

Crop diversity is a key tenet of sustainable agriculture. Having multiple crops that fill distinct niches in an agro eco system improves the ability to manage weeds, diseases and insect pests as well as potentially improving the environmental performance of the cropping system. The goal was to write a book where as many different existing studies as possible could be presented in a single volume, making it easy for the reader to compare methods, results and conclusions.

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Farmers Handbook on Basic Agriculture

This guide covers the following topics: General Conditions for Cultivation of Crops, Soil and Plant Nutrition, Plant Protection, Categories of Pesticides and Precautions, Farm Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Farmerís Access to Service.

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Production Economics and Farm Management

This note explains the following topics: Production Economics, Nature and scope of Agricultural Production Economics, Basic concepts and terms, Meaning and types of production functions, Laws of returns, Factor-product relationship, Determination of optimum input and output, Factor-factor relationship, product-product relationship, Type of enterprise relationship, Returns to scale: meaning, definition, importance, Farm management ,Typical farm management decisions, Economic principles applied to the organization of farm business, Types and systems of farming, Cost concepts and farm efficiency, Farm planning and budgeting, Risk and uncertainty, Linear programming: Assumption, advantages and limitations of linear programming.

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Master Gardener Manual

This book provides information on environmentally responsible gardening and landscaping. Topics covered includes: Basic Botany, Physiology, and Environmental Effects on Plant Growth, Soils and Fertilizers, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Diagnosing Plant Damage, Pesticide Use and Safety, Plant Propagation, Indoor Plants, The Vegetable Gardening, Fruit Trees, Arboriculture,Pest and Pest Prevention.

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Economics of Agricultural Marketing

This lecture note is intended to introduce important concepts in agricultural marketing. Also examine links between producers and consumers and factors that may cause changes in those links. Topics covered includes: Agricultural Marketing, Basics of Supply and Demand, Elasticities and flexibilities, Equilibrium Displacement Models, Food Marketing Channel, Spatial Concepts in Agricultural Markets, Inter-regional Trade, International Trade, Agricultural Futures Markets.

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Agricultural Crop Production

This note covers the following topics: Use Farm Tools and Equipment, Perform Estimation and Basic calculation, Interpret Plans and Drawings, Apply Safety Measures in Farm Operations.

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Agricultural Economics

This note explains the following topics: Principles of Agricultural Economics, Fundamentals of Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology, Production Economics and Farm Management, Agricultural Finance, Agricultural Marketing, Fundamentals of Farm Business Management Including Project Development Appraisal & Monitoring, Management of Agro-based Industry, Marketing Management, Natural Resource Economics, Project Formulation Evaluation and Monitoring.

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Crop Production

The book focus on challenges, progress and prospects of crop production. It comprises of vast array of topics including latest agronomics practices for different crops to enhance productivity, mitigate the challenges imposed by climate change, improve water use efficiency, factors controlling dormancy, optimum use of fertilizers etc.

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Plant Breeding from Laboratories to Fields

During the last 50 years plant breeding has entered a molecular era based on molecular tools to analyse DNA, RNA and proteins and associate such molecular results with plant phenotype. Marker trait associations develop fast to enable more efficient breeding. However, they still leave a major part of breeding to be performed through selection of phenotypes using quantitative genetic tools. The ten chapters of this book illustrate this development.

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Farm science; a foundation textbook on agriculture

The aim of this book is to explain to the farm boy the facts about farming that have puzzled him. There are many mysteries that are not mysteries to. the average boy, for the simple reason that he has never recognized their existence. No attempt is made in these pages to introduce the student to new mysteries except such as are necessary in connection with a proper explanation of those he has actually met in his experience on the farm. The primary idea underlying the book is to enable the farm boy to understand the reasons for the things he has observed but does not understand.

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Agriculture for Beginners

The art of farming is based on the sciences dealing with the growth of plants and animals. This book presents in a simple way these fundamental scientific truths and suggests some practices drawn from them.

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The Elements of Agriculture

This book is intended as a sequel to the Elements of Agriculture, being a larger and more complete work, containing fuller directions for the treatment of the different kinds of soils, for the preparation of manures, and especially for the drainage of lands, whether level,rolling, hilly, or springy.

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Bee Keeping Basics (PDF 102p)

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An Introduction to Agriculture and Agronomy (PDF 21p)

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Introduction to sustainable Agriculture

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INDIAN AGRICULTURE AN INTRODUCTION (PDF 39p)

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Agriculture and the environment

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An introduction to agriculture statistics (PDF 98p)

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Urban Agriculture (PDF 23p)

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THE ORIGINS OF AGRICULTURE and HUMAN NUTRITION Lecture Notes

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Food and Agriculture Powerpoint Lecture

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Agriculture lecture notes (PPT)

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Agriculture, Food, Natural Resource Issues

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Lecture Notes on APPLIED EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH (PDF 142p)

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Agriculture and Rural development

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