This book briefly traces how the living systems emerged on the earth, created the biosphere and a cyclic energy regime of nature’s economy over the geological time scale. Whereas in a short span of a few centuries, the productive industrial agricultural apparatus has depleted and exhausted the natural resources, compromised the quality of human food and marginalized the dominant human community, the small and marginal farmers. In the concluding chapters ways and means to reconceptualize agriculture to sort out its relationship with nature are highlighted.
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.