Monthly Archives: June 2012

Maximizing profits from the farm business using Farm Management [Part 2]

June 18, 2012
By Krishiworld
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FARM MANAGEMENT AND OTHER SCIENCES Basically farm management is economics in the context of fundamental definition of economics which involves three elements, viz. the scarcity of resources. their alternative uses & the objective of profit maximization. It is this science which deals with making rational, profitable & economic recommendations to the farmers. It also...

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Extension Education in Agricultural field to bring desirable changes [Part 2]

June 18, 2012
By Krishiworld
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Objectives of extension education. The objectives of extension education are the expressions of the ends towards which our efforts are directed. In other words, an objective means a direction of movement. Before starting any programme, its objectives must be clearly stated, so that one knows where to go & what is to be achieved....

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Extension Education in Agricultural field to bring desirable changes [Part 1]

June 15, 2012
By Krishiworld
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The term extension was first used in the United States of America in the first decade of this century to connote the extension of knowledge from the Land Grant Colleges to the farmers through the process of informal education.In India, the terms community development & extension education became more popular with the launching of...

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Maximizing profits from the farm business using Farm Management [Part 1]

June 15, 2012
By Krishiworld
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Farm management deals with the organisation & operation of a farm with the objective of maximizing profits from the farm business on a continuing basis. The farmer needs to adjust his farm organisation from year to year to keep abreast of changes in methods, price variability & resources available to him. Thus farm management...

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Land Utilization

June 14, 2012
By Krishiworld
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The pattern of land-use of a country at any particular time is determined by the physical, economic & institutional framework taken together. In other words, the existing land-use pattern in different regions in India has been evolved as the result of the action & interaction of various factors, such as the physical characteristics of...

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Nematodes – a destructive for crops

June 14, 2012
By Krishiworld
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Nematodes has the potential of creating wholesale destruction of crops, especially those grown in regions of wide weather fluctuation. In fact, these plant pests sometimes limit the kinds & varieties of crops that can be grown. The damage they cause may sometimes by mistaken for that caused by unfavorable weather. Epidemics may destroy crops...

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How changes in weather affects Crops

June 12, 2012
By Krishiworld
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Plant growth and development are primarily governed by the environmental conditions of the soil & climate.The success or failure of farming is intimately related to the prevailing weather conditions. The modification of weather,except on a very limited scale, is yet in the realm of experimentation.It is, nevertheless, possible to optimise farm production by adjusting...

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Integration of plant disease management practices

June 12, 2012
By Krishiworld
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The four basic requirements for management of plant diseases are clean & healthy seeds, clean field or pathogen free soil, prevention of entry of and infection by a pathogen in a standing crop & precautions during harvesting & storage of the produce. An ideal schedule for controlling a disease is to integrate measures covering...

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Mushroom, Types Of Cultivation

June 11, 2012
By Krishiworld
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Types Suitable for cultivation At present 3 mushrooms are being cultivated in India. These are : the white mushroom (Agaricus bisporus), the paddy-straw mushroom (Volvariella vovvacea) and the oyster mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju). Of these, A. bisporus is the most popular and economically sound to grow and is extensively cultivated throughout the world. However, due...

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Soil-Water Conservation

June 11, 2012
By Krishiworld
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The problem of conserving soil and moisture is also of very great importance in the extensive regions of low and uncertain rainfall, forming parts of Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. These tracts are characterized by scanty, ill-distributed and highly erosive rains, undulating topography, high wind velocity and generally shallow soils. The...

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