About the Book :
Agriculture being a multi-disciplinary approach, specialists in one discipline often come across words with which they are not familiar. This definitional dictionary contains definitions of terms commonly encountered by the researchers, planners and common man related to the field of agriculture. The scope of the book has been broadened by including terms from varying disciplines such as agronomy, agricultural engineering, botany, breeding, chemistry, climatology, entomology, genetics, geology, plant physiology, social sciences and soil science. The words could be easily located as these have been arranged alphabetically. This compilation should satisfy users as terms very commonly encountered have been listed.
About Author :
I.C. Gupta received his Ph. D. in 1968 from University of Jodhpur. He has published about 10 books ad 50 papers in the disciplines of water quality and soil salinity. He has participated in several national and international conferences and has received the Glaxo Scientific Honours Club Prize. Indian Council of Agricultural Research bestowed on him an award instituted for outstanding agricultural research "Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puraskar (First)" in March, 1986. Dr. Gupta is presently working as Officer-in-charge of Central Arid Zone Research Institute Regional Station at Bikaner.
S.K. Gupta was awarded Ph.D. in 1984 by Jawahar Lal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. He has been consistently working for the management of salt-affected soils through drainage, leaching and better water management. He has published 75 research papers in national and international journals. He has been awarded by the Institution of Engineers (India) and Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers. He is currently working as Principal Scientist at the Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal.