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.
Author(s): Charles William Burkett, Frank Lincoln Stevens and
Daniel Harvey Hill
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.
Author(s): National Institute of Agricultural
Extension, Ministry of Agriculture, India
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.
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.
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.
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.