Current Agriculture is a quarterly peer reviewed journal, which aims to publish agricultural research for the benefit of scientific community and other stakeholders. The journal was launched in 1970’s under the aegis of the registered societyIndian Society of Salinity Research Scientists (ISSRS), with the aim of publishing research pertaining to agricultural sciences, in general, and soil salinity and water management sciences in particular. The journal addresses emerging issues and strategies for future challenges of agricultural improvement.
The advancements in science and agriculture in India and around the world has led the journal to broaden the aims and scope and henceforth, from its 38th volume, i.e., 2019 onwards CA is revamping and broadening its scope to include agricultural and allied sciences, under the leadership of experts in India and abroad, ensuring the publication of rapid, rigorously peer reviewed professional articles.
Current Agriculture will publish original scientific work related to plant science, natural resource management, plant protection, agricultural engineering, economics, statistics and applied sciences. Current Agriculture will also feature review articles, short communication, survey reports, conference proceedings, case studies, academic articles related to agricultural and applied sciences
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Agriculture is a quarterly peer reviewed journal, which aims to publish
agricultural research for the benefit of scientific community and other
stakeholders. The journal was launched in 1970’s under the aegis of the
registered society Indian Society of Salinity Research Scientists (ISSRS), with
the aim of publishing research pertaining to agricultural sciences, in general,
and soil salinity and water management sciences in particular. The journal
addresses emerging issues and strategies for future challenges of agricultural
advancements in science and agriculture in India and around the world has led
the journal to broaden the aims and scope and henceforth, from its 38th volume,
i.e., 2019 onwards CA is revamping and broadening its scope to include
agricultural and allied sciences, under the leadership of experts in India and
abroad, ensuring the publication of rapid, rigorously peer reviewed professional
Agriculture will publish original scientific work related to plant science,
natural resource management, plant protection, agricultural engineering,
economics, statistics and applied sciences. Current Agriculture will also
feature review articles, short communication, survey reports, conference
proceedings, case studies, academic articles related to agricultural and
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End list citations
Panda D., Sharma S.G.
and Sarkar R.K. 2007. Chlorophyll fluorescence transient analysis and its
association with submergence tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa). Indian Journal
of Agricultural Sciences 77(3):344–8.
Lombard, P.B. and
Waetwood, M.N. 1987. Rootstocks of Fruit crops. Room, C.R. and Carlson, R.F.
(Eds). A Wiley-Interscience Publication, New York. 145 pp.
Chapters from books
Lombard, P.B. and
Waetwood, M.N.1987. Pear Rootstocks. Rootstocks of Fruitcrops. Room, C.R and
R.F (Eds). A
Wiley-Interscience Publication, New York. 145–183 pp.
Devegowda, G., Raju,
M.V. L.N, Afzali, N. and Swamy, H.V.L.N. 1998. Mycotoxin picture worldwide:
Novel solutions for their counteraction. Proceedings of 14th Alltech's Annual
Symposium on Biotechnology in the Feed Industry, 5th May 1997. Bangalore.
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