Agriculture is the oldest profession and applied science in the world. Revolutionary changes have taken place in the field of agriculture. Most of the developing countries are grappling with the plans of the development of agriculture. The recent development in Agricultural Science have led to rapid progress in understanding the genetic basis of living organisms, and the ability to develop products useful to human and animal health, food and agriculture, and industry. In agriculture, use of biotechnology for genetic mapping and rapid development of new strains of improved crops and livestock. Biotechnology applications are being used for the rapid multiplication of disease-free planting materials.
The present encyclopaedic work contains authoritative description of all vital aspects of agricultural science and technology. Every effort has been made to bring the information on the respective topics up-to-date. This Encyclopaedia covers all the aspects of agricultural sciences. It is hoped, that all the volumes will be found to be of immense value to the students of higher education.