The book covers basic but very comprehensive information on history of agriculture and relationship of Agronomy with other disciplines, tillage practices, nutrient elements for plant growth, weed and their management, irrigation management, crop physiology, crop ecology, integrated farming system and organic farming. A detailed information on history and origin, improved varieties, agronomic practices and plant protection techniques for important field crops viz. cereals, oilseeds, pulses, sugar crops and fiber crops has been given. Also information on cultivation practices for important medicinal, aromatic and spice crops as well as plantation crops along with their uses/medicinal values has been provided. Apart from this, information on dry land agriculture, crop production under special situations and hints for achieving higher yield of field crops are also given in details. This book will be very helpful for B.Sc. Agriculture as well as M.Sc. Agronomy students throughout the country as it covers nerly the entire syllabus for Agronomy courses framed by ICAR.
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