At present, there is no comprehensive text book on Cropping and Farming Systems and applied aspects suitable for farmers. This book will provide a comprehensive information on the subject matter and fulfil the needs of students and other professionals. This is a book containing all sorts of chapters on integrated farming and cropping systems. Though this book primarily written to serve as a text book/reference for the students of agriculture in under graduate and post graduate levels and technologists in developing organisations, it is hoped that this book will be valuable for similar groups in the third world countries of Asia and Africa. This book also serves as a valuable reference for the candidates preparing Agricultural Research Services and other competitive examinations. Professional Institutions in Soil Conservation, Krishi Vigyna Kendras and Rural Institutions and similar other Institutions would find this book very much helpful. The farmers may refer this book to practice integrated farming and cropping systems as the considerable emphasis is placed for obtaining maximum, profitable production per unit area per unit time.
The author acknowledges his indebtedness to authors of books from which most of the material in the text has been drawn. In several cases, it has not been possible to obtain permission for reproduction for which the author and publishers offer their sincere apologies.
Dr. Panda SC
Table of Contents..
Importance of Agriculture
Assessment of Agronomic Interactions
Interrelationships in Intercropping Systems
Agro-Forestry and Social Forestry
Dry Land Agriculture
Cropping Patterns in Irrigated and Rainfed Conditions
Farming System Research (FSR)
Types of Farming System Research (FSR)
Farming System Research (FSR) Methodology
Different Components of Farming Systems
Farming System Research in India and Abroad
Integrated Farming Systems (IFS) Under Varying Situation
Farming Systems Research (FSR) for Different Situations
Study of Allied Enterprises
Integrated Farming Systems (IFS) Models Under Agroecosystem
Achievements and Ifs Models in Orissa
Role of Sustainable Agriculture on Farming Systems