I am happy to record that the Practical Crop Production Manual, written byDr. R. K. Pannu and Dr. Satish Kumar, Department of Agronomy, ChaudharyCharan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar, is being published for the benefit of students of agriculture. The manual contains veryuseful and detailed information on practical aspects of crop production right fromland preparation to crop marketing and fulfills the need of a much neededdocument on practical crop production. It seems to be of great value not only tothe students but also to the farmers and other persons engaged in crop production.The authors have rich experience of teaching and research on crop productiontechnology of various field crops and the manual compiled by them will help tosolve the practical problems encountered by the persons engaged in production of field crops. The manual is written in simple language and easily understandable asall the practices have been elaborated with solved examples. I hope it will be ableto generate the desired confidence in students for solving daily field problems.This publication will certainly make the students to compete for differentexaminations and to face the interviews with desired vigour and strength.I congratulate the authors for their painstaking efforts in bringing out themanual which in my opinion will meet the demands of the students and other persons concerned directly or indirectly with the cultivation of field crops.
Vice-Chancellor CCS Haryana Agricultural University Hisar