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Precision Farming

 
B L Jana (Author)
Synopsis The author, in this book of 'Precision Farming' has prompted and attempted to analyse specific points and mark the situational of precision farming with objectives, areas of study, concept, GPS/GIS importance, specially variable crop reduction, innovation and experience of farmers, need for precision agriculture for smart recovery, weather forecasting, need for an Ever Green Revolution on sustainable farming, some policy structures, perspective paradox and challenges, precision agriculture in some developed countries, role of ITK, transfer of technology to farmers' field, searching for more foods, the environment and environmental issues/legislation, impact of advanced agricultural technology hazards, biological farming, forest cover, management of natural disasters, biotechnology, biofertilizers in agriculture, IT in sustainable agriculture, IIFS, remote sensing, Green House Management, hydroponics, saline agriculture, sewage farming, zero tillage or minimum tillage technology, integration of livestock, aquaculture, pearl culture, thrust on horticulture, medicinal and aromatic plants, food processing, harvesting of dryland areas, water management, River Interlinking Project, farm mechanization, some special high value crops, biodiversified agroecosystems, mulching, agroforestry, waste land management, seeds and seed industry, HRM and HRDs, gender issues and women development, oceans affairs, employment generation, marketing of agricultural products and research needs. etc. This book present up-to-date research, field studies and practical applications form around the world to help agricultural scientists, extension functionaries and farmers to work together to design an appropriate farming methodology enhancing productively, profitability and sustainability in agriculture for the developing countries like ours. All these will help to chalk out the programs for reducing malnutrition and hunger in the rural areas as in most developed countries. Farming is the best safety net against hunger and keeping the production cost under control without sacrificing crop yield for survival.
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About the author

B L Jana

Balai Lal Jana, born on 2nd May, 1947 in the district of East Midnapore of West Bengal holds a brilliant academic record with M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agronomy. He obtained Diploma in Agronomy. He obtained Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from Kolkata, certificate for visiting Professional Training in Agricultural Research from the East Anglia University, Norwich, England; FAI training on Rainfed Agriculture in collaboration with ICRISAT, Hyderabad, etc. He served the erstwhile Fertiliser Corporation of India, (FCI), subsequently the Hindustan Fertiliser Corporation (HFC) as a seniormost Senior Agronomist in Technical Publicity, FP & ARD and ODA-funded Rainfed Farming Project, etc. He also served as the Training Organiser, Seva Bharati Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kapgari of Paschim Medinipore district of West Bengal. He has written 15 books. He has published 70 articles in Journals of national and international repute. He is the sub-editor of "Sabuj Sona", an agricultural fortnightly and the Editor of "Bhawna", a house journal of the Eastern India Pesticides Association (EIPA), Kolkata. He visited England, attended seminars, workshops and corporate conferences of national and international status.

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Title Precision Farming
Author B L Jana
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183210988
length 1040p., Tables; Figures; References; Index; 23cm.