Elementary Agriculture Vol II (Hardcover)
With New Education Policy in place, the country is in the process of transforming agricultural education being an important sector catering to food and nutritional security. With a major focus on agriculture and to attract youth in agriculture, it is important that the education is made interesting, simple and purposeful. Textbooks become the medium of outreach that helps in mentoring the young minds who are in the colleges and universities. Earlier, we gave the fundamentals of agriculture in Elementary Agriculture, entirely based on the syllabus for educating agricultural graduates and based on the feedback from students. In this Volume II of Elementary Agriculture, we focus majorly on the crop diversification aspects covering cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fruits, and vegetables. Chapter 1 describes the history and scope of cereals and millets, while chapter 2 covers pulses. Third chapter includes production of oilseeds, and the practice and distribution of the fibre crops is given in Chapter 4. The 5th Chapter is about sugar-yielding plants. Sixth chapter is on fodder crops which is very important from animal nutrition perspective. All other crops have been covered in Chapter 7. Vegetable Production is highlighted in Chapter 8. Livestock management aspects have been addressed in Chapters 9. The 10th Chapter is on the Energy and Agricultural Engineering aspects including power transmission in enhancement of agricultural productivity. The 11th Chapter is focusing on the role of women in agriculture and the extension aspects of farming system have been covered in Chapter 12. Finally, exemplary Questionnaire has been included to readily benefit students preparing for community survey in rural areas.