The book entitled Designing Agricultural Research focused on the conducting various field and laboratory related research mainly used in agriculture. The statistical techniques elaborated in this presentation are equally applicable in the field of biological research including veterinary, dairy, horticulture and medical sciences. This book has been written in a very simple language and the beauty of this presentation is the simplification of complex formula into simple one and easy to understand. Concept of each statistical design is elaborated with examples and clear terms. Suitability of a particular design in a given situation with pros and cons has also been dealt with. This book contains statistical design like Completely Randomized Design, Randomized Complete Block Design, Latin Square Design, Split Plot Design, Strip Plot Design and Factorial Experiments. Some chapters on comparison of factorials, Split Plot and Strip Plot Designs is also added. Similarly, extension of Basic Designs, Confounding, Analysis of Covariance, SAS system for data analysis is a new introduction. One unique chapter which was a long pending demand of students/ researchers in dealing with problem data is also included. ><>< This book is useful for the post graduate students of agricultural and allied sciences as well as suitable for data analysis and interpretations of their experiments. This is equally beneficial for the researcher engaged in conducting experiment for the proper planning, layout, analysis and interpretations of the research outputs.
Prof. (Dr) Ramesh Chandra Bharati, born on 31st January 1961 is presently working at ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna. He has more than twenty five years of teaching and research experience. He was University professor of Statistics in the Post Graduate Department of Rajendra Agricultural University Bihar, Pusa and served the University for twenty years. He did his Ph.D. in Agricultural Statistics from Gujarat Agricultural University Navsari (Gujarat). He was the recipient of Gold Medal for standing first class first in M.Sc. (Ag.) examination form Rajendra Agricultural University Bihar, Pusa. He guided dozen of Ph.D. and M. Sc. students in the area of Agricultural Statistics. In addition to this he acted as joint advisor for more than 200 P.G. and Ph.D. students belonging to different disciplines of Agriculture, Veterinary and Home Sciences. He has developed various crop forecast models, crop insurance plans and risk assessment in different districts of eastern region of India. He has been also associated in the development of efficient agro-techniques, including efficient cropping systems and varieties as well as standardization of different conservation agricultural techniques for Bihar conditions. He has about sixty publications in national and international referred journals, including books, book chapters and manuals. He has also developed statistical software RAUSTAT for Windows V1.0. He has been associated in international collaborative project on Natural Resource Management sponsored by Bills and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has experience of working on several research projects of national and international importance in the area of agriculture and statistics.
Anil Kumar Singh is Senior Scientist (Agronomy) in the Division of Land and Water Management at ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna. Dr. Singh has completed his graduation (1995) and doctorate (2000) from CS Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur and postgraduation (1997) from GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology,Pantnagar. He is recipient of ICAR Junior Research Fellowship for perusing his master degree. Dr Singh has started his career as “ARS Scientist- Economic Botany” in the year 2000 at National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir). Dr Singh has more 13 years of professional experience in the field of agriculture (Resources and Input Management) and plant genetic resources (PGR Management) research including more than 7 years as Senior Scientist. Dr Singh has completed 21 research project (comprising four foreign funded and seven externally funded) of International, National and regional importance. Presently handling 6 research projects, including two externally funded. Dr Singh has developed five varities of faba bean for grain & vegetable purposes, suitable for rainfed & irrigated ecosystem. Apart from scientific pursuit; Dr Singh has also executed duties and responsibilities of Officer In-charge of NBPGR, Regional Station, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir) and Head In-charge of ICAR-RCER Regional Centre (Crop Research Programme) Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar. Having more than 240 publications including 76 research papers published in International /National peer reviewed journals. He has written five books including Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Agriculture. Contribution of Dr Singh in the field of agricultural research and extension for strengthening agricultural science and capacity building through various activities has been recognized by the professional societies by awarding him (i) “Young Scientist Award - 2011” in appreciation of contribution for advancement of scientific knowledge in field of agriculture by International Consortium for Contemporary Biologist and MSET, Ranchi (Jharkhand) (ii) “Kunwar Sexana Bahadur SRDA Award -2010” (iii) “Scientist of the Year Award-2009” for understanding and recognition in the field of agronomy by Society for Recent Development (SRDA) in Agriculture, Meerut (UP). Society for upliftment of rural economy (SURE) Varanasi (UP) has awarded Dr. Singh with (iv) “Rural Scientist of Biennium- 2008-2009”, for his technical contribution in rainfed dry land agriculture. Dr Singh can be contacted through e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.