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Strengthening Managerial Ability of the Farm Manager

This article throws light upon the seven economic principles that strengthen managerial ability of the farm manager. The principles are: 1. The Law of Diminishing Marginal return or Law of Variable Proportion 2. The Law of Equi-marginal Relationship 3. The Law of Opportunity Cost 4. The Law of Substitution 5. The Principles of Comparative Advantages […]

Economic Principles and Management of Farms

This article throws light upon the top four economic principles applied to farm management. The economic principles are: 1. The Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns 2. The Law of Equi-Marginal Returns 3. Law of Opportunity Cost 4. Law of Comparative Advantage. Economic Principle # 1. The Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns: Since agriculture is a […]

Agricultural Projects: Analysis, Types and Aspects | Agri-Business

After reading this article you will learn about:- 1. Analysis of Agricultural Project 2. Types of Agricultural Projects 3. Aspects 4. Economic Analysis 5. Financial Analysis 6. Costs 7. Benefits. Analysis of Agricultural Project: The analysis rests on: (a) Technicians, like agronomists, soil scientists, civil engineers etc. use information and their judgment about the organisation […]

Top 6 Agro-Climatic Regions of India | Agri-Business

This article throws light upon the six main types of clubbed zones in agro-climatic zones. The types are: 1. Western Himalayan Region 2. Eastern Himalayan Region 3. Indo-Gangetic Plains 4. Southern Plateau 5. Farming in Coastal Plains 6. Western Dry Region. Agro-Climatic Region # 1. Western Himalayan Region: Existing Status: The economic scene of the […]

Promotion of Ecological Agriculture | Agri-Business

This article throws light upon the nine main principles for the promotion of ecological agriculture. The principles are: 1. Land Degradation 2. Water Management 3. Energy Management 4. Soil Nutrient 5. Genetic Diversity 6. Pest Management 7. Post-Harvest System 8. Systematic Approach 9. Location Specific Research and Development. Principle # 1. Land Degradation: Land should […]

Water and Agriculture

After reading this article you will learn about the importance of water in agriculture. Water is life. Its availability in sufficient quantity and acceptable quality for agriculture determines the sustainable performance of diverse crops. Rain being the primary source of water, India receives 400 million hectares meters of water which is less than 1 per […]

4 Main Support Services Provided to Farmers | Agri-Business

This article throws light upon the four main support services provided to farmers. The support services are: 1. Agricultural Research 2. Agricultural Extension 3. Agricultural Credit 4. Agricultural Marketing. Support Service # 1. Agricultural Research: Agricultural research is the cornerstone of agricultural development. The results have been spectacular in terms of increase in output per […]

Multiple Cropping in India: 13 Factors | Agriculture

This article throws light upon the thirteen major factors affecting multiple cropping in India. The factors are: 1. Biological and Physical Aspects 2. Soils 3. Crop Varieties 4. Water Control 5. Fertilizer Needs and Multiple Cropping 6. Insect, Diseases and Weed Control 7. Post-Harvest Technology 8. Cropping Sequences and Yields 9. Timing 10. Social and […]

Labour Efficiency and Capital Substitution | Agri-Business

After reading this article you will learn about labour efficiency and capital substitution. On farms to bring more efficiency of labour capital (machinery and equipment’s) is substituted for labour. The efficiency is measured in terms of rupees profit to the farm. There are two situations: (a) Unlimited resources. (b) Limited resources. Under the limited resources […]

Agronomic Practices for the Management of Seed | Agriculture

This article provides a study note on agronomic practices. Seed, particularly the new seed, viz., the High Yielding Varieties (HYV) which brought green revolution in the South East Asian countries like India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The new seed or the HYV demands sound tillage practices, since the yield is much higher than the traditional varieties […]