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CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS IN AGRICULTURE

IMPORTANT CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS IN AGRICULTURE

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CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS IN AGRICULTURE

IMPORTANT CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS IN AGRICULTURE

Francis Bacon (1561-1624 A.D) :Found the water as nutrient of plants

G.R.Glanber (1604-1668 A.D) :Salt peter(KNO3) as nutrient and not water

Jethrotull (1674-1741 A.D) FATHER of TILLAGE : Fine soil particle as plant nutrient

Priestly (1730-1799 A.D) :Discovered the oxygen

Francis Home (1775 A.D): Water, air, salts, fire and oil form the plant nutrients

Thomas Jefferson (1793 AD) :Developed mould board plough

Theodore de-Saussure: Found that plants absorb CO2 from air &  release O2; soil

Justus van Liebig (1804- 1873) : supply N2

Lord Dalhousie (1848-1856): ‘Upper Bari Doab Canal’ in Punjab was constructed. Improvement of agriculture started only in his period.

In Lord Curzon (1898-1905) His period is called as ‘Golden period of agriculture’: ‘Great Canal system of Western Punjab’ was constructed. (CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS IN AGRICULTURE)

1928-RCA: Royal Commission on Agriculture was setup and was responsible for giving recommendation to dug canals, lay roads.

1880 – Department of Agriculture was established :1903 – Imperial Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) was started at Pusa, Bihar. (CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS IN AGRICULTURE)

1912 – Sugarcane Breeding Institute(SBI) was established in Coimbatore

1929 – Imperial Council of Agricultural Research at New Delhi (then ICAR) after independence becomes ICAR. (CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS IN AGRICULTURE)

1936 – Due to earth quake in Bihar, IARI was shifted to New Delhi and the place was called with

1965-67 – Green revolution in India due to introduction of HYV –Wheat, rice, use of fertilizers, construction of Dams and use of pesticides (CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS IN AGRICULTURE)

ICAR (Imperial Council of Agricultural Research) was started in 1929:Based upon the recommendation of Royal Commission. (CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS IN AGRICULTURE)

In 1962, a Land Grant College was started in Pantnagar (UP):It is the first Agriculture university

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