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Advances in Rice Cultivation: A Complete Guide on Rice

K.A. Ponnusamy (Author) C. Karthikeyan (Author)

In this book experts from various disciplines were contributed to bring out the book on rice cultivation to facilitate the dissemination of advanced rice information to the Rice Scientists, Extension Officials and other Stakeholders. This book will explain the present and future scenario of rice at national and international level. It covers the following major aspects such as new rice varieties, seed technology, soil science, agronomy, crop physiology, plant protection, harvest, value addition, traditional varieties, rice machineries and rice economics. The organic rice cultivation, water management and experience of successful farmers in rice were added increase to the essence of this book.

Advances in rice cultivation deals on rice cultivation with advanced aspects suitable for the present and future rice-farming scenario.

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About the author

C. Karthikeyan

Dr C. Karthikeyan studied B.Sc., (Ag.) from University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore, completed M.Sc.(Ag.) and Ph.D., in Agricultural Extension at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore. Won Post Doc Fellowship to work on a project at Rockefeller Centre, Italy. Completed Australian Government’s Competitive Post Doc. Fellow at Charles Sturt University, Australia. Graduated MBA (HRM) at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. He is certified by AIIMA, New Delhi as an accredited management teacher in HRM. He is recognised as a Fellow of the Indian Society of Extension Education, New Delhi.

Currently, working as Professor (Ag. Extension) and Heading the e-Extension Centre in TNAU, Coimbatore. Professionally specialised in Cyber extension. Proposed the concept of ICT based Extension approach named, ‘e-Velanmai’ (means e-Agriculture). Through World Bank support during 2007-2014, the concept was pilot tested, upscaled and presently (2015-16) being adopted in 100 blocks by the Department of Agriculture, Tamil Nadu. Won seven International recognitions/awards and 17 National/State level awards for his contributions in the field of Agricultural Extension. He had implemented 19 externally funded research projects in Agricultural Extension. Professionally visited various countries in six continents of the world.

So far published 16 standard books (with ISBN) in various subjects of Agricultural Extension for the benefit of UG/PG students in Agricultural Extension. Published 14 book chapters, 16 technical books based on research projects, 104 Scientific and popular articles in International and National journals for the benefit of fellow extension researchers across the world.

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Title Advances in Rice Cultivation: A Complete Guide on Rice
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2017
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351247586
length x+288p., 25cm.