“Agriculture in a Nutshell” is a comprehensive objective book with about 6000 questions covering 30 major disciplines of agricultural sciences. Each chapter has been precisely prepared by the experts in each area who are familiar with the question patterns of various competitive examinations in the respective fields. The book will be useful for those who are preparing for All India entrance examinations conducted by ICAR for UG, PG and PhD, Central Agricultural Universities (CAUs), State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) as well as for ASRB-ARS and NET, IBPS Specialist Officer (Agriculture) exam and tests for state level Agricultural Officer’s recruitments.
2019, x+288., 25 cm
Preface v List of Contributors ix 1. Indian Agriculture 1 2. Milestones of Agricultural Research 10 3. Schemes for Agriculture 19 4. Agronomy 23 5. Agricultural Meteorology 31 6. Soil Science 42 7. Plant Breeding 52 8. Seed Science and Technology 64 9. Plant Genetic Resources and Conservation 73 10. Genetics 84 11. Plant Biotechnology 94 12. Molecular Biology 103 13. Plant Physiology 114 14. Biochemistry 122 15. Plant Pathology 133 16. Agricultural Entomology 143 17. Nematology 152 18. Agricultural Microbiology 162 19. Environmental Science 171 20. Agricultural Engineering 182 21. Bioenergy 192 22. Food and Agricultural Process Engineering 202 23. Nano Science and Technology 211 24. Agricultural Economics 221 25. Agricultural Extension 231 26. Agricultural Statistics 240 27. Animal Husbandry 250 28. Dairy Science 261 29. Horticulture 272 30. Post-Harvest Management in Horticultural Crops 281
N Vinothini is a Ph.D Scholar in Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. Her research interests are related to the improvement of yield to ensure food security in the present challenging condition of climate change mainly focusing on seed characters. Her previous research includes the yield improvement of groundnut by improvement of source sink relationships. She is now studying the paddy in response to the elevated CO2 condition and the increase of temperature along with. She holds two national awards for the outstanding contribution for undertaking student’s welfare activities including AIASA Gold Medal 2017 and Best Popular Article Award 2017. She has been receiving the award of Research Assistantship for her PhD. R K Bhavyasree is a PhD Scholar in Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. Her research area mainly includes the utilization of wild genetic resources for crop improvement. She worked for the yield improvement of chickpea using the wild relatives and currently working for the introgression of valuable traits from wild to cultivated rice. She was awarded National Talent Scholarship (ICAR) during her graduation, ICAR- JRF in post-graduation and Sardar Iqbal Singh Dhillon Gold Medal for securing highest marks in MSc. Plant Breeding and Genetics. She has been receiving DST-INSPIRE fellowship for PhD.