(Dr.)Bansi Lal Puttoo hails from a farming family of Sopore District Baramulla(J&K).He acquired his academic qualifications from College of Agriculture ,Osmania University Hyderabad,Himachal College of Agriculture Research Institute Solan (HP),Punjab University, Chandigarh and Institute of Agricultural Sciences BHU Varanasi(UP) which provided him an opportunity of studying and working in different agro-regions of India and guidance of different professors of repute.Served the state of J&K as farm scientist, extension worker and teacher in different capacitiesfor over forty years that included Professor cum Chief Scientist (PP) SKUAST (K) and Emeritus Scientist (ICAR).Known for his research publications numbering over 150 in peer subject journals of National and International repute on Vegetable crops, Seed Pathology, Temperate and dry fruits, besides many book chapters, pamphlets and leaflets. Exert guest nominee for temperate horticultural topics intended for farming community on Radio Kashmir Srinagar and Door Darshan Kashmir in Butrat and Krishi Darshan programs. Worked as a Special Nominee for "Indo-Australian Aid Program" for Apple in Kashmir, OISCA International(Japan) and coordinator problem solving team of SKUAST (J&K).He taught number of courses to undergraduate and post graduate students for over 20 years and guided scores of Post Graduate students for thesis work as Major adviser.Dr.Puttoo, is life member of many professional Societies and often chaired the technical deliberations, judging committee member during annual conferences, seminars and symposia. In recognition of his contribution to research work he was awarded, FPSI,Dr.K.C.Mehta and Manoranjan Mitra Award (2009) and ‘IPS’ Recognition Award (2019-20)by Indian Phytopathological Society, ICAR-IARI New Delhi for the contributions made in the field of specialization . While working on "Post Harvest Pathology of Walnut in India"he published a single author book "Walnut in India-Heritage, Cultivation and Utilization"followed by "Sweet Cherry "first of their kind on subject in India, well received by readers and reviewed by experts.He has profusely documented and published the Agricultural Heritage of Jammu and Kashmir as a post retirement engagement in Asian Agri. History Foundation Secunderabad Telangana/now at G B Pant, University of Agriculture& Technology Pantnagar Uttarakhnad,India
Agriculture plays an important role to cover primary aims dder etc. by optimum utof mankind like food, fibre, fuel, foilization of terrestrial resources and the inhabitants of each country depended on bread-basket filled by the farmers. The increase in productivity of agriculture could only be achieved by division of work and specialization. Agronomy is a branch of agricultural science that deals with the study of crops and soils in which they grow and an Agronomist works to develop methods that will improve the use of soil and increase the production of food and fibre crops. This book (Volume I) has been prepared in most simple and clear way for consolidating thirty important topics related to agronomy to cater the needs of the students appearing for several examinations. It is a collection and compilation work from various resources and has been endeavoured to include as much information as possible in very simpler and lucid manner. All the short notes are made specifically to make it more syllabuses oriented for enhancing the comprehending capability of the users and can impart basic and innovative knowledge of many important fields of agriculture specifically on agronomy and will provide a strong foundation by furnishing them readymade notes.