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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PLASSEY BORER – INTERNODE BORER

January 29, 2014
By Krishiworld

PLASSEY BORER Plassey borer, Chilo tumidicostalis Hmpsn., is an important, though sporadic, pest of sugarcane in some areas of West Bengal, Bihar and Assam. The incidence of this borer in a field can be easily spotted by the presence of dry crown of leaves on the infested canes. The injury due to borer in...

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PROTECTION OF GRASSLAND OR CLOSURE TO GRAZING

January 28, 2014
By Krishiworld

The condition survey of the natural grasslands should be conducted to assess the botanical composition and the overall percentage of grasses present in them. Depending upon the physical statistics, decisions regarding the protection against uncontrolled grazing or complete renovation through reseeding can be taken if it is felt that the desired grasses are not...

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