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Farming System : Principles and Practices

C Jayanthi; P Devasenapathy and C Vennila

ISBN 10: 8189304496 / ISBN 13: 9788189304492
Published by Satish Serial, 2008
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Contents Foreword. Preface. Introduction. I. Cropping system 1. Principles and concepts. 2. Cropping system definition and classification. 3. Intensive cropping. 4. Crop rotation. 5. Plant interactions in cropping system. 6. Agronomic requirements of cropping system. 7. Cost reduction in crop production. 8. Evaluation indices of cropping system. II. Feed and forage crops 1. Livestock and Indian agriculture. 2. Feed and forages. 3. Details on forage crops. 4. Forage quality. 5. Fodder preservation. 6. Problem soil management. 7. Forage seed production. III. Farming system 1. Importance. 2. Farming system. 3. Integrated farming system. 4. Integrated farming system research and development in Tamil Nadu. The agricultural systems have encountered various kinds of ecological and environmental problems due to the growing pressure of human population on the carrying capacity of land and the productivity. There is no scope for horizontal expansion of land for food feed and fibre production. Only vertical expansion is possible by integrating appropriate farming component requiring less space and time while ensuring periodic income to the farmers. The ultimate goal of sustainable agriculture is to conserve the natural resource base protect the environment and enhance the health and safety of human population over a longer period which can be achieved by proper understanding the science behind farming system principles and practices. Thus this book will definitely serve as a reference book for the agricultural students extension personnel scientists and policy makers. 330 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 70110

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Title: Farming System : Principles and Practices

Publisher: Satish Serial

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

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