Modern Techniques For Crop Management

by U.S. Walia
ISBN: 9788119103003 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 668 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2024
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 40 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA
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The book covers comprehensive information on highly profitable and soil less farming techniques i.e. hydroponic - a high income technique. It also includes the modern techniques like precision farming, conservation agriculture, irrigation saving devices, remote sensing, nanotechnology, leaf colour chart for economical use of nitrogen, laser land levelling, value addition in farm produce, precision weed management, climate smart agriculture, organic farming, global warming, crop residues management techniques, bioherbicides and application of agricultural biotechnology in weed management etc. Latest practices for the cultivation of cereal crops, oilseed crops, pulses and commercial crops have been discussed in detail.

Apart from these topics highly profitable systems i.e. integrated farming system and allied enterprises, important uses of medicinal, aromatic and spice crops are also covered. The book also contains information on dry land agriculture, role of plant nutrition in agriculture, crop management in problematic soils, hints for achieving higher yield of crops as well as judicious use of herbicides for controlling problematic weeds.

This book will be highly helpful for students of agriculture particularly Agronomy throughout.

U S Walia, Sr. Agronomist-cum-Head (Retd.,), Department of Agronomy, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana has teaching, research and extension experience for about thirty seven years. He handled nine adhoc research projects funded by national and international agencies especially in the field of weed science. His publications include six books, six book chapters, five research bulletins, four extension bulletins, twelve practical manuals, 325 publications (research and extension). Apart from these 93 recommendations (as co-worker) have been included in the package of practices for the benefit of Punjab farmers. He has guided 25 M.Sc. and 9 Ph.D. students. His contributions have been recognized through various awards viz., FAI Silver Jubilee Award-1984 for outstanding Doctoral Research in Fertilizer Usage, Fellow as well as Gold Medal of India Society of Weed Science during 2004 and 2007 respectively.

1.  History and Role of Agronomy in Agriculture, 2. Hydroponics::A Profitable Technique in Agriculture,  3.  Advanced Topics in Agronomy,  4. Climate Change and Global Warming , 5. Latest Practices for Cultivation of Cereal Crops, 6. Latest Practices for Cultivation of Oilseed Crops,7. Latest Practices for Cultivation of Pulses, 8. Latest Practices for Cultivation of Commercial Crops, 9. Conservation Agriculture, 10. Important Uses of Medicinal, Aromatic and Spice Crops, 11. Crop Residue Management Techniques, 12.Integrated Farming System and Allied Enterprises,13. Role of Organic Farming in Agriculture, 14. Bioherbicides and Agricultural Biotechnology: New Approaches in Weed Management, 15. Dryland Agriculture and Its Farming Systems, 16. Efficient Irrigation  Managament Practices, 17.  Role of Plant Nutrition in Crop Production, 18. Hints for Achieving Higher Yield of Field Crops, 19. Crop Management in Problematic Soils, 20.  Weed Management With Judicious Use of Herbicides