Publisher: PH Publishing Corporation, 2008. ISBN: 9788131303566
Today the most important topic which concerns all people, policy makers, agricultural scientists and the farmers who are at the cross-roads with regard to farming for food or for making a livelihood through farming, is the feeding of the growing population. Thus food production is as important now as times immermorial. The early anthropological history tells about he transformation of the human from hunting and food-gathering to food producing farming.This small book deals with three areas, food, then famine and fertilizers, with the last chapter on brining out the importance of all these areas and the problems to be tackeled. The early inhabitants were belonging to a Neolithic age when they evolved from tool making for hunting to the stage of makiing tools for tilling the soil, growing crops to his choice and then leading a collective life with the means to survive and progress. The population increased as the food production could be increased; but the increasing population creates new problems for increasing the food production like pollution of soil, air and water.
About Author :
Seshadri Kannan born (Dec 28, 1927) at Nagapattinam, Tanjore District graduated from the Agricultural College, Coimbatore (1948), M.Sc. Agri (Plant Physiology) Banaras Hindu University, and Ph.D. in Horticulture Michigan State University USA (Rockefeller Foundation fellowship). Was associated with Sylvan H. Wittwer at East Lansing from 1963-67 and gained experience in faliar nutrition. He worked at the Biology Division of Bhabha Atomic Research in foliar nutrition. He worked at the Biology Division of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Bombay on inorganic plant nutrition for 20 years; had a IAEA fellowship to work at the Isotope Laboratory, Braunscheweing for over a year, and was also short term technical expert for IAEA for the establishment of radioisotope facilities in Tanzania, Vietnam and Tunisia.
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