Agronomy One Liner For Agri exam

Agronomy One Liner

Agronomy One Liner

● ‘Father of India’s Green Revolution’—Dr. M.S. Swaminathan (Dr. Monkombu Sakbasivan Swaminathan), who is Ex-D.G. (ICAR) New Delhi and has also established M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, at Chennai (Tamil Nadu).{ Agronomy One Liner }

● A ‘Man made cereal’—‘Triticale’ is the first hybrid cross between wheat (Triticum aestivum) × Rye (Secale cereale)

● The first developed hybrids of the country; Sunflower BSH-1 (CMS – 234 F × RHA – 274 M) of Aro-Agro in 1990; and Pigeonpea ICPH – 8 from ICRISAT, Hyderabad.

● The growing of plants in air is called ‘Aeroponic’, whereas ‘Hydroponic’ means plants growing in water.

● Days celebrated each year in India /World—

  • World Forestry Day — 21 March;
  • World Environmental Day — 5 June,
  • World No Tobacco Day — 31 May,
  • World Water Day — 22 March (by UNO).
  • World Earth Day—22 April.
  • World Population Day — 11 July;
  • World Forestry Day — 21 March,
  • National Science Day—28 Feb.
  • National Litchi Day — 8 June,
  • World Food Day — 16 October;
  • Indian Science Day — 28 February.
  • International Labour Day—1 May.
  • International Sun Day — 3 May;
  • World Aids Day — 1 Dec.
  • World Watershed/Wetland Day—2 Feb.
  • National Forestry Day—28 July
  • World Coconut Day—2 Sept.
  • International Ozone layer Conservation Day (Theme–Protect Ozone layer, save life on Earth)—16 Sept.
  • Pumpkin Day—29 Sept.
  • Kisan Diwas-23 Dec. (Ch. C. Singh Birthday)

● World Meteorological Day (by WMO—World Meteorological Organization)—23 March.

● Rose Day—25 June.

● Week or Fortnight Celebrated National Nutrition Week — 1-7 Sept. (Theme — Nutrition Education for All). Wild Life Week – 2 – 8 October. National Land – Resources Conservation Week – 21 – 27 November. Farmers Honour Week (Kisan Samman Saptah)— 17–23 December{ Agronomy One Liner }

● India ranks Second in the world for wheat production and area; and the (maximum) area under pulse crops in India in the world— ranking – I.

● During 2011-12, the total foodgrains production was recorded (ever highest)—as 257·44 million tonnes in India, which was only 52 million tonnes nearly in 1950-51 i.e. a record increase about 5 times.{ Agronomy One Liner }

● Wheat area is nearly 53% of all Rabi foodgrain crops. During 2001-02 in the country, the wheat area and production were recorded 25·92 million hectares and 71·81 million tonnes, respectively, whereas in 2002-03, wheat production was recorded 69·32 million tonnes.{ Agronomy One Liner }

● For crop tracking in the country, presently several Institutions are working e.g. ‘Crop and Weather Watch Group’— Which take care of crop, weather, cost inputs, insect/pests & diseases at the central level; ICAR, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Department of Space (DOS)—Through Remote Censing & Sattelite, National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), State Agriculture Department, State Agric. Univ. (SAU’s) etc.{ Agronomy One Liner }

● The seeds of ‘Satyanashi’ (Argemone mexicana) weed, known as Prickly Poppy or Mexican popy; mixed with mustard seeds and adulterated its oil with mustard oil, caused a fatal disease i.e. dropsy. The oil of prickly poppy has cancer, gangrin disease properties, due to the presence of allyl isothiocynate. { Agronomy One Liner }

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