The Book offers Comprehensive Coverage of Chapterss on Insigh into Agricultural Crops, agronomic practices of all the agricultural crops form cereal to green manure crops. it is required to follow the practices from land preparation to harvest. it is the authors intent to produce compendium of information that is useful to students, scientists and extension functionaries. The material can be used for teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students of agricultural, Horticultural Forestry, veterinary and Animal Husbandry and other Universities.
Dr. Sangappa V. Patil, Professor of Agronomy and Head, Department of Natural Resource Management, College of Horticulture, UHS Campus, GKVK, Bengaluru, was born on 01.06.1969 in Gulbarga District, Karnataka, India. He obtained his B.Sc.(Agri.) degree from College of Agriculture, Raichur during the year 1991, M.Sc. (Agri.) in Agronomy from UAS, Dharwad during the year 1994, Ph.D in Agronomy from UAS, Dharwad during the year 2011 and PGDAEM from Manage Hyderabad during year 2014 with good academic records. He has undergone International training on Potato for a period of 10 weeks in IAC, Wageningen, Netherland during the year 2003. He has also undergone MASHAV International Course on “Agro Ecological Approaches for Sustainable Intensive Agriculture” at MATC, Hotel Kibbutz Shefayim-6099000, Israel from 21st October 2018 to 09th November 2018. He has attended International Conference on Global Initiatives for Sustainable Development: Issues and Strategies from June 23-27, 2019 at Bangkok, Thailand and gave a guest lecture as an invitee on ‘Importance of Water use in sustainable organic agriculture’. He has an experience for over 26 years in teaching, research and extension. He has published about 72 scientific full length papers in National and International Journals as author/co-author, about 30 papers presented in National and International Symposium as author/co-author and 7 books. Sixteen technologies have been released as co-principal investigator in package of practice book of UAS Bangalore and UHS Bagalkot. He has been awarded in the year 2005: Best Farm Superintendent Award, UAS, Bangalore. In 2011: Fellow of Hind Agri-Horticultural Society (FHAS), Hind Agri-horticultural Society, Muzaffarnagar (U.P.). In 2014: Best Agricultural Scientist, Shree Llingaraj vividoddesh sasanshte (R) Bharatinagar, Dharwad. In 2015: Out Standing Faculty in Agronomy, Venus International Foundation, Centre for Advanced Research and Design, Chennai. In 2017: Dr. S.B. Dandin Best Extension Scientist Award, UHS, Bagalkot. In 2018: SCIRE Recognition Agronomist, SCIRE Science Society Kerala. In 2019 obtained: Distinguished Scientist Award, Go char Educational and Welfare Society (R), Saharanapur, (U.P.), India for his achievements in the field of Research, Extension and Teaching in the career.
Dr. G.R. Rajakumar, Scientist (Soil Science), Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Haveri district, born on 28.05.1968 in Chitradurga, Karnataka, India. He has completed B.Sc. (Agri.) from College of Agriculture, Raichur, Karnataka during the year 1991, M.Sc. (Agri) in Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry from UAS, Dharwad, Karnataka during the year 1994 and Ph.D in Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry from UAS, Dharwad during the year 2000 with good academic records. He has undergone National training on Soil Health Management at JNKVV, Jabalpur during the year 2014. He has an experience for over 18 years in teaching (College/ KVK)/research (ARS/College/KVK/NGOs) and extension (KVK/College/NGOs). He has published 21 scientific full length papers in National and International Journals as author/co-author, and 8 papers presented in Symposium as author/co-author, written 3 books and 28 popular articles and involved as co-principal investigator in 3 technologies included package of practices book of UAS Dharwad.