About the Book
The area of agriculture is very vast and includes several branches viz., agronomy, soil science, entomology, plant pathology, microbiology, genetics & plant breeding, extension and economics and each branch has its own importance. Agriculture stream has many opportunities for job seekers and employment. The knowledge of general agriculture is an important need in various competitive examinations conducted by ASRB and ICAR for B.Sc. and M.Sc. and PhD entrance test into various State agriculture universities and institutions, civil service examinations. This book covers almost all major subjects of agriculture sciences.
In this book, the authors had contributed much hard work in preparation of questions. Overall this book is good attempt in bringing relevant information to get broader knowledge on general agriculture.
No doubt this publication will be most helpful to students to crack various competitive exams in agriculture stream.
About the Author
Banka Kanda Kishore Reddy is an agriculture science professional. He earned B.Sc. (Ag) from S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati (ANGRAU) in 2015 and M.Sc. (Ag) in Agriculture Entomology from Kerala Agricultural University in 2018 and currently doing PhD at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. His area of specialization was pesticide residues and toxicology of insecticides. He cleared ICAR- SRF examination in 2018 and ASRB – NET in 2018. He published half a dozen of research papers in various reputed international and national journals as well as book chapters in the field of entomology.
Kasa Kiran Kumar Reddy completed his B.Sc. (Ag) Degree from Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) in 2015 with first class. He completed his M.Sc. (Ag) in 2017 with highest OGPA in the discipline of Agronomy from Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology. He also cleared ICAR- SRF examination in 2017 and ASRB – NET in 2017. Currently he is pursuing his PhD at PJTSAU, Hyderabad. He was also awarded with DST- INSPIRE fellowship for his PhD program from Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. He has publications in NAAS rated peer reviewed international journals as well as book chapters to his credit.
Nunna Sai Aparna Devi completed B.Sc. (Ag) from University of Agriculture sciences (UAS), Bangalore in 2016 and M.Sc. (Ag) in Agricultural Microbiology with highest OGPA from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in 2018 and currently doing PhD at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. She received DST- INSPIRE Fellowship, a financial grant for PhD by Department of science & Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. She published research articles in various esteemed international and national journals as well as book chapters in the field microbiology. Area of specialization is Microbial genetics and drought mitigation through PGPR.
1. Agronomy & Soil Science 1
2. Agricultural Entomology 104
3. Plant Pathology 168
4. Agricultural Microbiology 224
5. Genetics & Plant Breeding 277
6. Agriculture Economics 323
7. Agriculture Extension 357