Irrigation and Drainage: All You Need to Know

Irrigation and Drainage: All You Need to Know

The pressure for survival and the need for additional food supplies to meet the demands of increasing populations are necessitating a rapid expansion of irrigation throughout the world. Irrigation is not only important for the arid regions but is becoming equally important in the humid regions. Although irrigation and drainage is very important and is becoming a basic part of well-developed agriculture throughout the world, it also has its negative sides. Irrigation for example can convert agriculturally productive land into waterlogged land and create problem of salinity. The successful cultivation…...

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The Principles and Methods of Soil and Water Conservation

Principles and Methods of Soil and Water Conservation

Soil not only provides anchorage to plants but all nutrients and water are absorbed into the plants through the soil. Therefore, all cultural practices in crop production are directed towards improvement and maintenance of the physical condition of the soil so as to create favorable condition for the growth and development of the crop plants. Water is indispensable for growth and development of plants, too much or too little water, decide between success or failure of  crop production enterprise. In this unit you would treat the different methods of soil…...

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Agricultural Tillage Practices

Agricultural Tillage Practices

Tillage is defined as changing the soil condition with a tool for the benefit of man. After the land has been cleared and plant debris removed, it is often necessary to subject it to some form of tillage before the crop is planted. Various forms of tillage may be carried out while the crop is growing on the field. 2. Purpose of Tillage Tillage is carried out for one or a combination of the following reasons Seed bed preparation Control of weeds Incorporation of organic matter into the soil Soil…...

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Herbs and Spices Growing Guide

Herbs and Spices

Herbs and spices consist of herbs, such as basil and mint, and spices such as coriander. Herbs are grown for fresh cut leaves or soft plant parts, usually harvested fresh but may be used fresh or may be dried and used later. Spices are ground, crushed, or processed parts of seed, bark or root parts of herbal plants. Additionally, some commercial vegetable growers also include herbs in their production program. Production is primarily in the Lower Valley and Winter Garden area. Some herbal plants, such as aloe vera, dandelion, garlic,…...

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