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Insight Agriculture (Soil, Crops & Food For The Future)

Mohinder Singh (Author) Sonia Goel (Author)

Contents: 1.Agriculture and History 2.Tillage 3.Seed and Sowing 4.Crop and Factors Affecting Crop Production 5.Soil and Fertility Management 6.Weeds Management 7.Water and Irrigation 8.Farming System 9.Role of Insects in Agriculture 10.Biotechnology and Crop Production 11.Exploring the Hidden Linkages between Biotechnology and Natural Resource   Conservation and Management References.

The Agri-food sector has a major role to play in ensuring food security and economic development especially for development countries. It is responsible for producing food that is nutrition and affordable to a growing world population and for generating income and employment for a large number of people involved along the Agri-food chain. Inclusive agricultural growth and development relies to a great extent on how successfully knowledge is generated and applied and indeed knowledge intensiveness has featured prominently in most strategies to promote agriculture development. The purpose of this book is to provide a fusion of our empirical studies, concerned with diverse aspect of agriculture development for undergraduate and post-graduate students across the different corners of the country. The book consists of emerging and basic disciplines with voluminous and diverse issues in agriculture with converging view of the emerging agenda for an agriculture innovation systems in coming time. Further these collection will provide a much needed platform to discuss the emerging issues and problem in agriculture and will come out with a well-defined strategy to overcome the challenges of food, environment and livelihood security. This book is therefore an extremely valuable contribution towards agriculture sciences with its roots in science disciplines. May this book be useful as a small building block in meeting the challenges that our agriculture and food system faces.

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About the author

Mohinder Singh

Mohinder Singh is a renowned climber and mountaineer award winner. Civil Engineer by professional and retired as Commandant (G.D.) after having served in ITBP for 35 years. Born on 12-03-1944 at village "Raj Pur Bhayan" in the foothill of shivalik ranges. Dist. Hoshiarpur (Punjab State) India. He has done extensive trekking in Indian Himalayas for continous 25 years and also climbed in Alps (Europe). He has the distinction of being successful leadership of the First every climb of "Mount Everest", 29028 ft. from the route of North-Col Tibet (Chine) side in the year 1996 (pre honoured with the covered title "Khan Grid" by government of Mongolia in 1995 under the Culture Exchange Programme between India & Mongolia. He has rendered commendable services many years in the mountain area of Leh-Ladakh (J & K), Uttar Pradesh (Garhwal & Kumaon), Himachal Pradesh extending from Karakoram to Kumaon Himalaya. Few of the mountain achievements and adventures are mentioned below: Special rock climbing course, 1966, Basic mountaineering course at H.M.I. Darjeeling, 1967, Leader of Gangotri / Badrinath trek-king expedition via Kalandikhal 19995 ft. high peak (Garhwal Himalaya) in 1968. Climb of ferry peak (Sikkim), Advance mountaineering guide and rescue course at Australia (Europe) and climbed 03 peaks on "Alps" (Europe) 1971, Dy. Leader of Neelkantha 1974. Set a world record by his first ascent tovirgin peak. “Saser-Kangri-I in 1973 on 7th June. Climb of Trishul peak (7120 mtrs.) in 1970, unnamed peak (6065 mtrs.) in Kakbhusand range (Garhwal) and Pancha-Chulli-I (6037 mtr.) both in 1972. He has been pioneer to establish mountaineering & Ski-ing Institute at ITBP Auli (Joshimath) and worked as Training Officer and later on as Principal / Commandant of this Institute. He has been with foreign joint expeditions such as: Tunni peak in 1975, Gangotri peak, 1976, Nanda Devi (Main) two times in 1978 and 1979, Bhagirathi-I 1980, Nandakot 1981, East-Nanda Devi-1982. Participated Seminars and International Mountaineering Camps, Administrative officer duty in IMF 1991, leader successful expedition to Mt. Bamba Dhura (6355 mtrs) 1991, leader of successful team to Mt. Un-named peaks 6172 mtrs. & 6075 mtrs. In (H.P.) State 1992, Liaison officer and member of Indo-Ukraine (Russia) expedition to Mt. "Kangchen Junga" April-June 1993, overall leader of joint successful expedition Indo-Mangolia to Mt. "Joanli" (21760 ft.) in November 1994, Summiteer of peak, "Mana, 23860 ft. in August 1995, Summiteer of three unnamed peaks, 6725 mtrs. 6489 mtrs. & 6449 mtrs. In Leh-Ladakh in November 1995. Mohinder Singh has been awarded more than fifteen Commendations / citation, appreciations different occasion of challenging / special assignments. He has carried out meticulously mountain rescue works many times. He has been decorated with Indian Police Medal (IPM) for meritorious services in 1997 and Maharaja Ranjeet Singh Award by Punjab State Government in 1998.

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Bibliographic information

Title Insight Agriculture (Soil, Crops & Food For The Future)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.06.2021
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789353870508
length 318p.