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.
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 – 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
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.
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 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, Farmer’s Access to Service.
Author(s): Dr. P. Chandra Shekara, Dr. Ajit
Kumar, Dr. N. Balasubramani and Bakul C. Chaudhary
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.