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Manual on Fundamentals of Agronomy

L.K. Jain (Author) Ravindra K. Jain (Author) Ors. (Author)

This book is intended as a text for undergraduate students of Agriculture. It is useful to research scholars and other professionals in the field of agriculture development and management especially under teaching stream. Introductory Agronomy involves several basic subjects like agronomy, soil and water, farm machinery, entomology, engineering, soil science and plant breeding and genetics etc. For an integrated development and management of agriculture knowledge of all these subjects are necessary for undergraduate students. A sincere attempt is made to provide such prospective to the students. A fundamental knowledge of identification of crops, seeds, weeds, fertilizers and plant protection chemicals, water quality analysis and measurement will be needed in crop planning under different situations. Therefore, an attempt has been to present the topics relevant to the needs of the agronomy. Thus, book is therefore, designed to fulfill the need for students of agriculture and serves as reference tool for the teachers in the field of Agronomy from all points of view.

Contents: 1. Identification of Crops and their Seeds. 2. Numerical Exercises on Plant Population. 3. Seed Rate of Different Crops.4. Calculation of Purity Percentage. 5. Calculation of Germination Percentage. 6. Tests for Assessing Seed Viability. 7. Identification of Manures and Fertilizers. 8. Methods of Fertilizer Application. 9. Numerical Exercises on Fertilizer/Manure Requirement. 10. Identification of Pesticides. 11. Identification and Working of Different Tillage Implements. 12. Uses of Tillage Implements. 13. Study of Agro-Climatic Zones of India.

14. Identification of Common Weeds. 15. Methods of Herbicide Application. 16. Numerical Exercises on Herbicides. 17. Study Crop Weed Competition. 18. Study of Herbicide Sprayers. 19. Spray Distribution System of Sprayers. 20. Numerical Exercises on Water Requirement. 21. Critical Stages Approach for Irrigation Scheduling. 22. Irrigation Scheduling based on IW/CPE Approach. 23. Scheduling of Irrigation based on Soil Moisture Depletion Approach. 24. Irrigation Efficiencies. 25. Measurement of Irrigation Water at Farm. 26. Measurement of Soil Moisture with Gravitational Method. 27. Measurement of Soil Moisture with Tensiometer. 28. Measurement of Soil Moisture with Electrical Resistance Method. 29. Measurement of Soil Moisture with Neutron Moisture Meter. 30. Measurement of Soil Moisture with Pressure Plate Apparatus. 31. Soil Moisture Measurement by Time Domain Reflectometer. 32. Measurement of Field Capacity by Field Method. 33. Measurement of Bulk Density. 34. Measurement of Infiltration Rate. 35. Determination of EC in Irrigation Water.36. Determination of pH in Irrigation Water. 37. Determination of and in Irrigation Water. 38. Determination of Ca and Mg in Irrigation Water. 39. Determination of Chloride in Irrigation Water. 40. Determination of Sulphur in Irrigation Water. References. Annexure.

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About the author

Ravindra K. Jain

RAVINDRA K. JAIN is currently Professor of Sociology-Social Anthropology and former Dean, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of South Asia and Fellow of Wolfsom College, Oxford University (1966-74). He has held teaching and research assignments at the Australian National University, Canberra; University of New England, Armidale: University of Durban-Westville, S. Africa; University of the West Indies, Trinidad; University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, and the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius, Elected T.H.B. Symons Fellow in Commonwealth Studies in 1996, Professor Jain is a recognized international authority on Indian diaspora. His published works include South Indians on the Plantation frontier in Malaya, Yale University Press, London and New Haven, 1970; Text and Context: The Social Anthropology of Tradition, Institute for the Study of Human Issues, Philadelphia, 1978; and Indian Communities Abroad: Themes and Literature, Manohar Publishers, New Delhi, 1993, besides a large number of research papers in national and international journals.

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Title Manual on Fundamentals of Agronomy
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2018
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789388172011
length 246p.