Seed Production of Field Crops: 2nd Fully Revised and Enlarged Edition

by Shyam Sundar Mondal, Mithun Saha, Kajal Sengupta & Hirak Banerjee
ISBN: 9789394490789 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 266 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2023
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 23 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA
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Seed is the key input for agricultural production. Sustainable production as well as quality produce cannot be obtained without good quality seed or planting material even in presence of sound technical management. Huge varieties of crops are grown in India and abroad, their management practices for successful seed production are also different. In this context, vast information is available but all are in discrete manner.

The book covers botany, agronomy, seed technology, genetics and plant breeding in a harmonic way. Hope, this book will be useful to UG and PG students, teachers, research workers and other stakeholders of Agriculture.

Shyam Sundar Mondal, is the Professor and former Head of the Department, Agronomy, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, W.B. Dr. Mondal has got more than 33 years of experience in agricultural teaching, research and extension. He has received several honours and awards including Honorary Fellow of Indian Society of Agronomy and West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology, India. He also obtained ‘Best Paper Award’ conferred by Indian Potash Institute. He has guided 25 M.Sc. and 20 Ph.D. students. He has more than 250 research publications in referred national and international journals.

Mithun Saha, a young promising agriculture technologist, is currently serving Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal as an Agricultural Development Officer. Dr. Saha was engaged in seed production research on different crops at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, W.B. during his Ph.D. studies. He posses an excellent academic record. He received National Scholarship and award of Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarship for Ph. D. study. Dr. Saha has already published 25 research papers in referred national and international journals.

Kajal Sengupta, Professor, Department of Agronomy, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalay, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, is an eminent agronomist, engage in research, teaching and extension activity. Dr. Sengupta shares his twenty five years long experience in this book. He was member of several referred committee viz. Council of Vocational Education and Training. He guided fifteen M.Sc.and five Ph.D. students in Agronomy. He was Project In charge sponsored by many Government and Private Sector.

Hirak Banerjee obtained B.Sc (Ag.) Hons., M.Sc (Ag.) and Ph.D degrees in Agronomy from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, West Bengal. He was awarded with ‘Certificate of Merit’ and ‘Gold Medal’ in M.Sc. (Ag) for his outstanding performance. He started his professional career as Subject Matter Specialist (Agronomy) in Nadia Krishi Vigyan Kendra in 2005. Later, he joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Agronomy, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya in 2006. He has completed more than 17 years of work experience in teaching, research and extension programmes. He received ‘Young Scientist’ award in 2013 and ‘Fellow’ award in 2018 from ‘Crop and Weed Science Society’, India. Research areas of his interest are agronomy, crop nutrition, weed science and agro-forestry. He has guided 3 M.Sc. (Ag.) and 3 Ph.D students for the award of their degrees. He has published about 127 research papers in referred journals of National and International repute.

1. General Seed Production Technology, 2. Seed Production of Cereal Crops, 3. Seed Production of Pulse,  4. Seed Production of Oilseeds,  5. Seed Production of Fiber Crops,  6. Seed Production of Potato