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Water Management In Crop Production

March 3, 2014
By Krishiworld

IMPORTANCE OF WATER MANAGEMENT IN CROP PRODUCTION Water is one of the most important inputs essential for the production of crops. Plants need it continuously during their life and in huge quantities. It profoundly influences photosynthesis, respiration, absorption, translocation and utilization of mineral nutrients, and cell division besides some other processes. Both its shortage...

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Cropping Patterns

February 18, 2014
By Krishiworld

Cropping activities go on all the year-round in India, provided water is available for crops. In northern India, there are two distinct seasons, kharif (July to October), and rabi (October to March). Crops grown between March and June are known as zaid. In some parts of the country, there are no such distinct seasons, but there they...

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Medicinal & Aromatic Plants :

February 17, 2014
By Krishiworld

MEDICINAL PLANTS During the past seven or eight decades, there has been a rapid extension of the allopathic system of medical treatment in India. It generated a commercial demand for pharmacopoeial drugs and products in the country, Thus efforts were made to introduce many of these drug plants into Indian agriculture, and studies on...

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Condiments & Spices

February 6, 2014
By Krishiworld

VARIED are the uses to which spices have been put from time immemorial. They are used as additives and for the propitiation of the gods. They also stimulate digestion on account of their carminative properties. Most of the spices find place in various medicines. There are about 35 spices and condiments which can be...

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Field Crops :

February 5, 2014
By Krishiworld

CLIMATE. The Indo-Gangetic plains form the most important wheat area. The cool winters and the hot summers are very conducive to a good crop of wheat. Based on agroclimatic conditions, the country is broadly divided into five wheat zones. These are as follows: (i) The North- Western Plains Zone consisting of the plains of...

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Plantation & Commmercial Plantations Crops :

February 4, 2014
By Krishiworld

Tea. Tea (Camellia spp.) is an important beverage and the world drinks more of it than any other beverage. It is made from the tender or young leaves and unopened buds of the evergreen tea-plant, popular as a ‘healthful herb’. The tea plant is in the polymorphic species Camellia sinensis Kuntz, but recent findings...

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Oil Seed Crops – Commercial Crops :

February 3, 2014
By Krishiworld

OILSEED CROPS OIL SEED crops have been the backbone of agricultural economy of India from time immemorial. Today these crops are cultivated on about 16.5 million hectares, with total production of 10 million tonnes. This area constitutes approximately one-tenth of the total cultivated area in India. On the oil seed map of the world,...

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Community Development Service & National Extension Service

January 31, 2014
By Krishiworld

Stage III. Community Development and National Extension Service Era (1953-60) In view of a very enthusiastic response received from the rural population in all projects and the keeness shown and the demand made by the people for Community Development Programmes, the Government of India decided to extend it rapidly to other parts of the...

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Chemical Analysis of Soils

January 30, 2014
By Krishiworld

Chemical Analysis of Soils The chemical analysis of soils or of plants growing on them constituents the modern method of determining the fertility status of a soil. Such analysis give information on the relative abundance or scarcity of the different nutrients required by crops from the soil, but they give no indication regarding the...

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Intensive Agricultural Development :

January 29, 2014
By Krishiworld

Stage IV. Intensive Agricultural Development Era (1960-on-wards) Intensive agricultural District Programmer (Package Programmer). Under the Community Development Programmer, the production efforts and the available resources were diffused over the entire country. The educational and extension efforts among the millions of farmers to be tackled remained thin and restricted. By the middle of the Third Five-Year Plan, it became...

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