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 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.
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: 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
Author(s): College of Agriculture, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi
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.