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, 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.
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.
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
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