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
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.
Author(s): University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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.
Author(s): Dr. P. Chandra Shekara, Dr. Ajit
Kumar, Dr. N. Balasubramani and Bakul C. Chaudhary
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.
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.
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.
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