Best Reference Books – Production Technology of Field Crops

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Production Technology of Field Crops subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Production Technology of Field Crops along with reviews.

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1. “Cropping Systems in the Tropics Principles and Management” by Palaniappan S P and S Sivaraman

“Cropping Systems in the Tropics Principles and Management” Book Review: This book covers concepts like effective utilization of soil water, nutrients and light for sustainable crop productivity. Also provided in the book is a short-review of the cropping systems work done in the tropics in different parts of India. Other topics covered in the book are management of sustainable crop production systems, farming system, information on perennial crop-based cropping systems, Density Multi species Cropping Systems and several management aspects of sustainable cropping systems. This book is targeted for students, teachers as well as for the individuals and farmers who are interested in improving sustainable crop production systems.

2. “Principles of Agronomy” by Sankaran S and V T Subbaiah Mudaliar

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“Principles of Agronomy” Book Review: Important concepts covered in this book include agricultural experiments done over the years, agricultural meteorology, crop production and yield, irrigation, manures and fertilizers for better crop yield, soil classification, soil science, tillage, weed control and so on. This book is primarily focused for students in agricultural studies and also for farmers wanting to improve their crop yield as well as understand about this topic more.

3. “Principles and Practices of Agronomy” by Balasubramain P and S P Palniappan

“Principles and Practices of Agronomy” Book Review: Principal hypothesis of this book include subjects like an overview of Field Crops, Agro-Meteorology, Tillage and Tillage Operations, Crop Establishment and After Cultivation, Nutrient Management, Water Management etc. Other important topics covered in the chapter include Weed Management, Dryland Agriculture and Watershed Management, Agroforestry and Wasteland Development, Post-Harvest Management, Integrated Farming System, Field Experimental Techniques etc. Best written for undergraduate as well as post-graduate students.

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4. “Principles of Agronomy” by Yellamanda Reddy T and GH Sankara Reddi

“Principles of Agronomy” Book Review: This book is specialised for dealing with theories of crop production which enhances the pace of food-production and understanding the relationship between crop yield and growth. Other important topics covered in subsequent chapters of the book include the relationship between crop and its environment, climate for proper yield, soil, biotic factors and management practices etc.

5. “TEXTBOOK OF FIELD CROPS” by MUKUND JOSHI

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“Textbook of Field Crops” Book Review: This book is segregated into two parts containing topics like Kharif crops and Rabi crops. It contains various illustrations and discussions on various cultivation techniques, varieties, nutrients, water, weed management along with specific climatic and soil requirements of all the crops. Also provided in the book are photographic illustrations of the crops in order to make the readers understand the morphology of crops. This book is mainly written for undergraduate students and includes other topics like kharif cereals, kharif millets, kharif pulses, kharif oilseed crops, fodder crops etc.

6. “Seed Production of Field Crops” by S S Mondal

“Seed Production of Field Crops” Book Review: This book covers everything related to seeds for agricultural production and good quality planting materials for better production. Every aspect of agronomy, botany and seed technology is covered extensively in the book. Other important topics like plant breeding and genetics are also covered in the subsequent chapters of the book. This book is targeted towards students, researchers and traders.

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7. “Techniques and Management of field Crop Production” by P S Rathore
8. “Diseases of Field Crops” by V K Gupta and Y S Paul
9. “Breeding, Biotechnology and Seed Production of Field Crops” by Asit B Mandal and Bidhan Roy

“Breeding, Biotechnology and Seed Production of Field Crops” Book Review: Greater emphasis has been provided on the topics like methods and practices in plant breeding, biotechnology in crop improvement and seed production in field crops. This book is targeted for all sections of readers, educators and staff-members of the seed industries. It contains chapters on principles of crop breeding and methods and practices of crop improvement and seed production of individual field crops.

10. “Crop Production: Principles and Practices” by Stephen R Chapman and Lark P Carter
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