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K. Vanangamudi
K. Vanangamudi: Former Dean (Agriculture),Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore - 641 003

M. Kokila
M. Kokila: Junior Research Fellow, Trinity Cultural Academy, Coimbatore - 641 041

N. Chezhiyan
N. Chezhiyan: Former Professor and Head (Spices and Plantation Crops), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore - 641 003

About The Book

A Handbook of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 1 compiled based on the syllabus of different competitive exams in Agriculture and Allied subjects. This book encompasses 6 units and they are Importance of Agriculture, Fundamentals of Crop Production, Agricultural Meteorology, Natural Resources Management (Soil Science, Dryland Agriculture, Watershed and Wasteland Management, Water Management), Crop Management and Allied Agricultural Activities (Crop Management, Agricultural Microbiology, Mushroom, Bee keeping, Silkworm Rearing, Agricultural Engineering and Animal Husbandry), Crop Improvement (Plant Breeding, Plant Biotechnology), Seed Science and Technology.

                One liner version of book is extremely valuable for preparation of competitive exams like Union and State Public Service Commissions, Agricultural Research Services – National Eligibility Test (ARS – NET), Institute of Banking Personnel Services (IBPS), PG entrance exams of State Agricultural Universities (SAU’s),   All India Entrance Examinations for UG and PG admissions to agriculture, National Seeds Corporations (NSC), Food Corporation of India (FCI), Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC), Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), Tamil Nadu Public Service Examinations (Agricultural Officer, Assistant Agricultural Officer), JRF, SRF, RA of Central and State Government schemes and externally funded schemes and other competitive examinations.

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  2. Agriculture

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  3. Agricultural Development Through Five Year Plan

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  4. Growth Pattern of Crops in Terms of Area, Production and Productivity

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  5. Government Agricultural Policies

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  6. Export and Import

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  7. Role of National Organizations

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  8. Factors Affecting Crop Production

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  9. Agricultural Seasons in India and Tamil Nadu

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  10. Cropping Pattern in India and Tamil Nadu

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    Production Technology of Cereals and Millets

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    Production Technology of Pulses

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    Production Technology of Oilseeds

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    Production Technology of Cash and Forage Crops

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    Agro Climatic Zones of India and Tamil Nadu

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    Minimal Tillage Practices

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    Stress Mitigating Technologies Including Microorganisms

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    Nano Particles and Their Applications

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    Meteorology and Agro Meteorology

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    Weather and Climate

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    Monsoon and Rainfall

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    Influence of Weather on Crops

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    Weather Forecasting and Meteorological Instruments

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    Organizations Involved in Weather Forecast

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    Climate Change and Its Impact

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    Clouds

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    Soils, Components and Classification

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    Physical Properties of Soil

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    Soil Chemical Properties

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    Soil Microorganisms

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    Organic Matter and Its Decomposition

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    Humus

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    Plant Nutrients

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    Essential Elements/Nutrients: Functions and Deficiencies

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    Nutrient Deficiency Management

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    Fertilizers

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    Organic Manures

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    Problem Soils and Their Management

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    Soil Survey

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    Soil Fertility Survey and Evaluation

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    Dry Farming and Rainfed Agriculture

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    Erosion and Its Conservation

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    Coventional Farming and Alternate Land Use in Dryland Farming

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    Watershed Development

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    Wasteland Development

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    Land Use, Suitability and Irrigability Classification

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    Size and Distribution of Land Holding

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    Types and Systems of Farming

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    Water Resource Development and Management

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    Command Area Development

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    Ground Water Development and Conjunctive Use

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    Water Use Efficiency (WUE)

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    Moisture Stress and Rain Gun

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    Irrigation Water Quality Testing and Advisory

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    Cropping System and Integrated Farming System

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    Organic Manures and Green Manures

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    Integrated Nutrient Management

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    Physiological Disorders in Plants and Their Management

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    Irrigation Management of Different Crops

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    Recycling of Agricultural Wastes

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    Vermicomposting

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    Biofertilizers

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    Mushroom

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    Beekeeping

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    Silkworm Rearing

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    Energy in Agricultural Production

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    Energy Sources: Solar, Wind, Animal, Biomass and Biogas

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    Mechanization in Agriculture

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    Tractors and Power Tillers

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    Agricultural Implements and Machineries and Their Usage

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    Livestock Rearing

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    Poultry Rearing

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    Principles of Plant Breeding

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    Plant Domestication and Introduction

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    Breeding Methods for Self Pollinated Crops

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    Breeding Methods for Cross Pollinated Crops

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    Breeding Methods for Asexually Propagated Crops

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    Resistance Breeding

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    Mutation Breeding

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    Polyploidy Breeding

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    Modern Tools in Crop Improvement

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    Heterosis Breeding and Hybrid Seed Production Technologies

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    Breeding for Climate Resilience Varieties

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    Variety Release Procedure

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    Plant Genetic Resoures

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    Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act

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    Applications of Biotechnology in Agriculture

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    Tissue Culture and Its Significance

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    Transgenic Plants and Their Applications

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    Flowers, Pollination and Fruits

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    Seed and Its Importance

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    Seed Generation System

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    Seed Policy and Planning

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    Seed Village Concept

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    Principles of Seed Production

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    Varietal Seed Production Technology

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    Hybrid Seed Production Technology

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    Seed Processing

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    Seed Act and Rules

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    Seed Certification Techniques

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    Seed Testing

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    Seed Health

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    Seed Storage

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    Seed Storage

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    Seed Industry and PPV & FR Act

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