The book deals with the basic principles and practices of agronomy, history of agriculture, classification of crops, soils, tillage, cropping system and pattern, cropping and farming systems, nutrient management and organic farming. This book will be useful for gaining knowledge about the basic principles of agronomy and and also useful for students, teachers, scientists and professionals engaged in agricultural development. This book covered various chapters dealing with all aspects of basic principles of agronomy, which includes classification of crops, dryland agriculture and organic farming, etc.
Dr. S. Krishnaprabu, is graduated in B.Sc., (Agriculture) from Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, where he did his M.Sc (Ag) in Agronomy. He has been working as Assistant Professor in Annamalai University from 2002, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Agronomy with specialization in Nutrient Management and has been teaching courses on Principle of Agronomy and agricultural heritage, Irrigation and dry farming management, Agronomy of field crops and crop production to under graduate students for eleven years. He has been published twelve numbers of research papers in various international journals. Also widely accepted four text books entitled “Water Management and Crop Production and Agronomic Management Practices for Crop Production, Scientific Production of Field Crops and Rice Crop Production”.