'In this book experts from various disciplines were contributed to bring out the book on rice cultivation to facilitate the dissemination of advanced rice information to the Rice Scientists, Extension Officials and other Stakeholders. This book will explain the present and future scenario of rice at national and international level. It covers the following major aspects such as new rice varieties, seed technology, soil science, agronomy, crop physiology, plant protection, harvest, value addition, traditional varieties, rice machineries and rice economics. The organic rice cultivation, water management and experience of successful farmers in rice were added increase to the essence of this book.\nAdvances in rice cultivation deals on rice cultivation with advanced aspects suitable for the present and future rice-farming scenario.'
Forewordv Prefacevii 1.Overview of World Rice Economy: Status, Challenges and Future1 2.Landraces of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) in Tamil Nadu: Their Conservation and Utilization13 3.Rice Production in Tamil Nadu: Challenges and Opportunities31 4.Rice: Genesis and Improvement41 5.Optimized Land Preparation for Rice Cultivation55 6.Rice Nursery: Types, Practices and Issues61 7.Nutrient Management in Rice71 8.Water Management in Rice107 9.Weed Management in Rice119 10.Insect Pest Management in Rice129 11.Integrated Disease Management in Rice137 12.Nutritional Deficiency and its Management in Rice145 13.Recent Physiological and Molecular Advances to CombatMajor Abiotic Stresses in Rice161 14.Seed Production Techniques in Varieties and Hybrids of Rice181 15.Value Addition and Byproducts in Rice207 16.Machinery for Paddy Cultivation215 17.System of Rice Intensification229 18.Organic RiceRead more
Dr. K.A. Ponnusamy obtained his M.Sc.(Ag.) and Ph.D. in Agricultural Extension from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He was a gold medallist and best Ph.D. student of IARI. Presently, working as the Director of Extension Education, TNAU, Coimbatore. Earlier he worked as Deputy Director (Extension) at National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad. Published many papers in reputed National and International journals and edited few books in Agricultural Extension. Dr. C. Karthikeyan completed his M.Sc.(Ag.) and Ph.D., in Agricultural Extension during 1992-97 at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore. Graduated MBA (HRM) during 2010 at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. He is certified by AIIMA, New Delhi as an accredited management teacher in HRM. He Started his career as Scientist (Ag. Extension) at CIFT, ICAR, CochinRead more