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Agriculture. History. Lifestyle.

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Organic Farming

Organic farming promotes the use of crop rotations, cover crops, and encourages balanced host / predator relationships. Organic residues...

Indiscriminate Use of Pesticides

Pesticide use started in 1950s in limited areas of agriculture, but later on their use went on increasing rapidly to meet the food...

Silent Spring

Silent Spring is an environmental science book by Rachel Carson published in September 27, 1962, and the book documented environmental...

Jats Who Cultivate Land

The Jat people are a tradionally agricultural community in North India and Pakistan, originally pastoralists in the lower Indus...

History of Agriculture in India

History of agriculture in India dates back to the Indus Valley civilization era and even before that in some parts of southern India. The...

Control of Field Crop Pests in Alberta

Lady beetle: pray on both nymph and adult stages of aphids, also feed on mealy bugs, scale insect, spider, and mite. Dramatic example;...

Biocontrol of Sugarcane Pests

Insect pests continue to be a major biotic stress on sugarcane in India as they attack the crop from the time of planting until almost...

Sugarcane

Origin: Sugarcane originated in New Guinea where it has been known since about 6000 BC. The cultivated canes belong to two main groups 1....

Green Revolution

During the 1950s, India was on the brink of mass famine. Dr. Norman Borlaug was invited to India to solve the food problem. Despite...

Soil, Trees and Ecosystem

The soil of North-West India (Punjab, Haryana, and western UP) has degraded due to intensive and monoculture cultivation of crops,...

Dr. Gurcharan Singh Kalkat

Dr. Gurcharan Singh Kalkat (June 17, 1926 - January 27, 2018) was an eminent agricultural scientist, known for his contributions in...

Shri Prem Nath Thapar ICS

In 1962 Shri Prem Nath Thapar, ICS, was appointed the first Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana by Sardar Partap...

Food Corporation of India

Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru did not want to beg for food grains from America, but he was very keen to make India self-sufficient in...

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