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Elements of Farm Power and Machinery

S K Gupta (Author)

Farm mechanization has played a vital role in increasing production, productivity and profitability of farm enterprise. It is mainly attributed to timeliness in farm operations and reduction in application of various inputs through their precise metering, application and higher use efficiencies. Being one of the most important elements of modern agriculture, farm power and machinery has become an essential subject in the course curricula of most disciplines in agriculture. Currently, it is being taught to the U.G. students of agriculture, horticulture, forestry and agricultural engineering. The focus of the book is on commonly used power sources and farm machines used on agricultural farms. The contents covered are as per the Dean's Committee recommendations for agriculture, horticulture, forestry and agricultural engineering students. The book has been divided into seventeen chapters namely: Introduction to farm power and basic machines, Internal combustion engines, Tractor systems, Farm tractors and power tillers, Introduction to electric motors, Farm mechanization, Primary tillage and related equipment, Secondary tillage and related equipment, Field capacity power requirement and costing, Machinery for land leveling and land forming, Sowing and planting equipment, Irrigation pumps, Plant protection equipment, Harvesting and threshing equipment, Garden tools, Tools and machines for forestry and Miscellaneous equipment. The book is written in simple and easy to understand English. The book is highly illustrated. Both theory and objective type questions have been included for the benefit of the students. The author believes that the book should prove to be a valuable textbook in various agricultural universities and affiliated agricultural colleges. It can prove to be a valuable academic asset for students, staff and libraries of colleges and universities worldwide.

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About the author

S K Gupta

Dr. S.K. Gupta (b. 1945) passed M.Sc. (Physics) 1967, M.Ed. in 1971 and obtained Ph.D. Degree in Education in 1974 – all from the University of Kurukshetra. A senior University teacher having nearly two decades of professional standing, he is on the Panel of Experts for Reviewing books for the reputed Journals. A prolific writer, he has five well acclaimed scholarly books to his credit including Guidance an Counselling in Indian Education (1985), Exploring Mental Abilities for Science Talent (1990). Currently Dr. gupta is a Reader in Education at the North Eastern Hill University, Nagaland Campus, Kohima.

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Title Elements of Farm Power and Machinery
Author S K Gupta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.01.2023
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789354611032
length 552p.,