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BACK-N-FORTH: Recollections of a Crop Duster (COLOR Paperback) By Leonard Belisle
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In a classic, personal story of faith and fortitude, find out what it was like to get up at 3:00 o’clock in the morning after three hours of sleep and then go out to fly an open cockpit biplane... More > just inches off the ground at 100 MPH! From the view through a bug-splattered windshield (and over 200 COLOR photos) go BACK in time to see how seemingly unconnected events prepared a boy, and then a young man, to join this very exclusive club. Then go FORTH to experience the thrills of soloing a Grumman AgCat for the first time and later the chills of crashing through your first set of power lines! After that, keep on crop dusting Back-and-Forth for over two decades of hair-raising flying on the razor’s-edge until your mind and body are finally spent and then...find out why it was all worthwhile. So let’s cinch up our crash helmet, strap on our safety harness, light the fires, and go...BACK-N-FORTH!< Less
Acknowledged:A Perspective on the Matters of UFOs, Aliens and Crop Circles By Andrew Johnson
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Have aliens really visited us? What do they look like? Where do they come from and why are they here? Have they given us messages in Crop Circles? What historical evidence is there that aliens have... More > been involved in the evolution or creation of humans? Is there a UFO/Alien cover up? If so, how is it kept in place? This book embodies an attempt to give some answers to the questions above, based on a compilation and distillation of evidence collected during about 15 years of ongoing research. Although most or all of the information in this book has been written about elsewhere, this work attempts a synthesis of reasoned analysis which, it is hoped, will enlighten the reader and give them a new understanding about why any official type of "Disclosure" is unlikely to happen, as powerful interests need to keep their crimes covered up.< Less
EXPORT OF IMPORTANT FRUIT CROPS OF MAHARASHTRA Volume-II By Dr. S. L. PATIL
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Quality of fruit is important in export marketing. Quality of fruit depends upon pre and post-harvest technologies used by the farmers. Poor agronomic practices deteriorate fruit quality. Quality can... More > never be improved after harvest. Quality of fruit starts from farmer’s planning of pre-harvest practices to that of post-harvest treatments which ends at the consumer level. In pre-harvest practices, selection of seed of exporting variety (propagation) and soil selection is important, and then planting, spacing, irrigation, fertilizer, nutrition, crop protection, pruning, flowering and supervision activities are essentially deal with it. In almost every aspects of pre-harvest technology, lot of science, beginning from land preparation to crop harvesting is involved. All of this must be balanced by a good return from the marketing processes and this can only be achieved by careful production, planning and crop management.< Less
Management principles for safe use of poor quality water for crop production By Dhanasekarapandian Raman
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Management principles for safe use of poor quality water for crop production The food security coupled with the water security of the many developing nations is a cause of serious concern. The... More > International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has projected the water scarcity for the World in year 2025. The increasing demand of water requires more intensive management of water resources including fresh and saline water in the inland areas and the desalination of sea water in the coastal areas.Salt-affected soils occur in all continents and under almost all climatic conditions. Their distribution, however, is relatively more extensive in the arid and semi-arid regions compared to the humid regions. To overcome the above-described problems, new techniques need to be developed and implemented to reduce excessive water uses and to conserve limited water supplies and better ways must be found New or existing technology must be tailored to meet local conditions< Less
EXPORT OF IMPORTANT FRUIT CROPS OF MAHARASHTRA Volume-I By Dr. S. L. PATIL
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Agriculture forms the backbone of the Indian economy and despite; concerted towards industrialisation for about five decades agriculture still continues to occupy a place of pride. Being the largest... More > industry in the country, agriculture is a source of livelihood for 67.8 per cent of the population in the country. In India, it is not only the main source of livelihood but also an art, tradition and the common way of life. It provides food, raw materials and employment opportunities to a very large portion of the population. Through exporting agricultural commodities, India earns valuable foreign exchange which can be used for importing capital, technical know-how etc.< Less
CROPPING PATTERN AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN KARNATAKA STATE: A STUDY OF HYDERABAD KARNATAKA REGION By Dr. Ramesh T Pote
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Agriculture, being the largest sector, forms the backbone of the Indian economy. It has been a widely accepted view that the economic growth of less developed countries depend heavily upon improving... More > the performance of the agricultural sector. Speedy agricultural development helps the process of economic growth in backward areas in many respects.< Less
AIR BORNE FUNGAL SPORES ON PADDY CROP (Oryza sativa L) By Dr.Vijay S. Chavan
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Aerobiology is study of air–borne microorganisms of their identity, behavior movements and survival. The term aer obiology was coined by American plant pathologist Fred Campell Meier in 1930s... More > to embrace studies of fungal spores, pollen grains and bacteria in the atmosphere. The scope of aerobiology has been widened to include various other biological particulates like plant propagules, protozoan cysts insects, algae, fungi, lichen fragments, bacteria, pollen grains and viruses etc. Jacob (1951) defines aerobiology as the dispersion of insect population, fungal spores, pollens, bacteria, virus moulds and all forms of life both plants and animals which becomes airborne, and get transported in the atmosphere.< Less
Crop Protection Chemicals Market Share, Growth and Industry Analysis Report, 2015 to 2025 By susan hill
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Global crop protection chemicals market is anticipated to witness a steady growth on account of modernisation in agricultural techniques. The overall market is projected to expand at a healthy CAGR... More > over the forecast years. These substances are specially designed to either destroy the pests or keep them away from crops. These compounds work on push-pull methods.< Less
Dry Farming: A Guide for Farming Crops Without Irrigation in Climates with Low Rainfall and Drought (Hardcover) By John Andreas Widtsoe
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John Andreas Widtsoe demonstrates an immense knowledge of soil and farming conditions; much of the advice in this classic manual remains useful and relevant to this day. An excellent collection of... More > knowledge is united in this guidebook, which commences by setting out the concept and core principles of dry farming. Much of the Earth is covered by land which receives only modest rainfall each year; coupled with a lack of an underground water source and/or water rights, many landowners found themselves having to grow crops with dry farming methods. Widtsoe was one such farmer, and his knowledge of the land's properties would prove decisive in his success. The properties and composition of the soil are crucial in deciding what crops to grow, making maximum use of limited water resources in an unirrigated plot by encouraging the soil's water retention, and sowing seeds with methods to maximize germination are all important aspects of running a dry farm.< Less
Dry Farming: A Guide for Farming Crops Without Irrigation in Climates with Low Rainfall and Drought By John Andreas Widtsoe
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John Andreas Widtsoe demonstrates an immense knowledge of soil and farming conditions; much of the advice in this classic manual remains useful and relevant to this day. An excellent collection of... More > knowledge is united in this guidebook, which commences by setting out the concept and core principles of dry farming. Much of the Earth is covered by land which receives only modest rainfall each year; coupled with a lack of an underground water source and/or water rights, many landowners found themselves having to grow crops with dry farming methods. Widtsoe was one such farmer, and his knowledge of the land's properties would prove decisive in his success. The properties and composition of the soil are crucial in deciding what crops to grow, making maximum use of limited water resources in an unirrigated plot by encouraging the soil's water retention, and sowing seeds with methods to maximize germination are all important aspects of running a dry farm.< Less

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