This book is for competitive exams in agriculture discipline contains abbreviations related to soil and water conservation engineering. Recent information and development in the field of agriculture have been incorporated in the book. Thus, this book is based on the syllabus of soil and water engineering and it is helpful for agriculture students. It may be useful not only to students but also teachers, researchers, and development offices for reference and easy answering of many complicated questions. The entire book is prepared in most simple, clear and talking language so that the content could be easily understand by the readers. Hence, this book can serve as a single platform for preparation of different competitive examinations in agriculture.
Ms. Kawaljeet Kaur is working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Agriculture, CT Group of Institutions Jalandhar, Punjab, India. Since 2019 teaching undergraduate students. She has obtained B.Sc. Hons. Agriculture (2017) with first class and completed M.Sc. Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry in the year 2019 with first class as well from lovely professional university. Also she has got Young Scientist and Young Soil Scientist Award in the year 2021. She has attended more than 5 National and International level conference and also attended more than 30 National and International webinars, workshops, and online quiz, certification programmers. She has published research papers, review papers in reputed journals, popular articles, book chapters and published more than 7 books.
Er. Preetpal Singh is working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, CT Group of Institutions Jalandhar, Punjab, India. Since 2016 teaching undergraduate Civil Engineering, Architecture and Interior Design students. He has obtained B.Tech. (2012) with first class and completed M.Tech. Structure and Construction Management in the year 2016 with first class from NIT, Jalandhar. He has attended more than 15 National and International level conference and also attended more than 40 National and International webinars, workshops, and certification programmers. He is an Associate Member of The Institution of Engineers. He has published 15 research papers and review papers in reputed journals, 4 books and 5 book chapters.
Professor Dr. Sreeramanan Subramaniam graduated with B.Sc. (Hons.) of Biochemistry from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2000 and Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology from the same university in 2005. He has worked as a lecturer at AIMST University, Malaysia from July 2004 prior joining the School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in March 2008. His current research interests are on the plant tissue culture of various ornamental plants and horticultural crops, the establishment of cryopreservation technology, secondary metabolites using cell culture system, genetic engineering of selected plants for fungal disease resistance, induction of hairy roots in selected medicinal plants, LED technology in About the Authors v plant tissue culture, somaclonal variation for crop improvement, an automatically-controlled vertical farming system on soilless strawberry and vegetable cultivation using LED lighting system with the synergistic integration of IoT, AI and computer vision technologies and studies on the vegetative crystal proteins from native Bacillus thuringiensis isolates. He has published more than 222 manuscripts in journals listed under Scopus/ISI, 12 book chapters, research reports, magazines, and 1 academic book. At the moment, a total of 24 Ph.D. and 42 M.Sc. students (both as main and co-supervisor) were graduated under his supervision. Currently, he is supervising 9 post-graduate students. His primary research collaborators are CREST (Malaysia), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), AIMST University (Malaysia), MARDI, Malaysia, AIMST University (Malaysia), Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Universiti Institut Teknologi Mara (UITM), UAEU University Abu Dhabi, Periyar University Tamil Nadu, India, Institute of Biology of Mongolia (Mongolian Academy of Science), Rajshahi University of Agriculture, Bangladesh, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, Seedlab Sdn Bhd (Malaysia), United Plantations Sdn Bhd (Teluk Intan, Malaysia), Figs Direct Sdn Bhd (Kedah), OSRAM, PPlus Sdn Bhd (LED company in Penang), and Seedlab Technologies Sdn Bhd. Currently, he is the founder and advisor for BioLED Sdn Bhd, a start-up company under Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
Dr. Subhash Chand presently working as a Professor in the Division of Soil Science, Sher- E-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar Campus, Srinagar, UT of Jammu and Kashmir. He has 17 years‘ experience of research, teaching and extension. Prof. (Dr.) Subhash Chand, Co-chaired two technical session at International Conferences at Jaipur and Pantnagar. He is member of several scientific societies. He is elected member of Association of Soil and Water Conservationist, Dehradun for 2022-23. He was Councillor for Indian Society of soil survey and Landuse planning, Nagpur for 2014-15. Dr. Chand presented paper at Humboit University, Berlin, Germany in 2010. He published research and review paper in National and International Journal of repute.