K. Vanangamudi: Former Dean (Agriculture),Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore - 641 003
M. Kokila: Junior Research Fellow, Trinity Cultural Academy, Coimbatore - 641 041
N. Chezhiyan: Former Professor and Head (Spices and Plantation Crops), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore - 641 003
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.