BSc Agriculture Books 2024: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Year [PDF]

Searching for BSc agriculture books? Here is the perfect place for you to find all the BSc AG books that are available for free in PDF format.

We have put together a complete list of books for all three years of BSc Agriculture. Talking about the PDF version of the books, we have provided the download link of books from the official website of ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research).

Here’s a brief overview of what we are going to cover in this post:

  • About the BSc Agriculture Course
  • Syllabus of BSc AG
  • BSc Agriculture Book List in PDF Format &
  • Finally conclusion with some FAQs.

You can use the below “Table of Contents” for better navigation:

About BSc Agriculture

BSc Agriculture or BSc AG is an undergraduate degree program with a course duration of four years. 

The main objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the basics of agriculture, plant breeding, genetics & other horticulture-related topics. 

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Additionally, one can learn about modern agriculture techniques & tools under this professional course.

Eligibility: Students should have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry & Biology & at least 50% marks.

B.Sc Agriculture Syllabus

The duration of the BSc Agriculture course is 3 years & each year comprises two semesters. 

In each semester you might have 5-6 books. In the below section, we have provided a general syllabus/books of BSc Agriculture in semester-wise format.

This syllabus is merely an example & may differ from university to university. To be on the safe side, you are advised to download the syllabus from the official website of your university.

Let’s start with the BSc agriculture books for 1st year

BSc Agriculture 1st Year Books / Syllabus

You will have around eight books in the first two semesters of the BSc Agriculture program. Among the topics covered in the first semester are Meteorology, Horticulture, Soil Science, Microbiology, and much more.

Crop physiology, Agricultural Economics, Entomology, & other topics are covered in the second semester. You can view the entire syllabus in the table below.

Semester ISemester II
1. Fundamentals of Agronomy-I1. Fundamentals of Agronomy-II 
2. Introduction to Meteorology & Climate Change2. Fundamentals of crop physiology 
3. Livestock Production & Management3. Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics 
4. Rural Sociology & Educational Psychology4. Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
5. Fundamentals of Horticulture5. Fundamentals of Entomology
6. Comprehension & Communication Skills in English6. Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education
7. Introductory Microbiology 7. Fundamentals of Genetics 
8. Fundamentals of Soil Science8. Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

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BSc Agriculture 2nd Year Books / Syllabus

In the syllabus of the 2nd year, the books are relatively more. Here you will have 9 books in each semester. 

The third semester seems to be dedicated to Kharif Crops while Rabi Crops are discussed in the fourth semester.

Semester IIISemester IV
1. Crop Production Technology-I (Kharif crops) 1. Crop Production Technology-II (Rabi crops) 
2. Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management2. Farming System and Sustainable Agriculture
3. Fundamentals of plant biochemistry and biotechnology3. Principles of Organic Farming 
4. Farm Machinery and Power 4. Livestock Breeding and Nutrition 
5. Insect Ecology and Integrated pest management5. Agriculture Finance and Cooperation 
6. Fundamentals of Plant Breeding 6. Renewable Energy and Green Technology 
7. Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices 7. Pests of Horticultural Crops and their Management
8. Principles of Integrated Disease Management 8. Principles of Seed Technology 
9. Statistical Methods9. Problematic Soils and their Management 

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BSc Agriculture 3rd Year Books / Syllabus

The length of the fifth & sixth semesters is quite similar to the last two semesters. However, in these semesters practical crop production for Kharif & Rabi crops is done. 

Along with that, there are many other interesting subjects. A detailed overview of these subjects is as shown below:

Semester VSemester VI
1. Practical Crop Production-I (Kharif crops)1. Practical Crop Production-II (Rabi crops)
2. Technology of Milk and Milk Products.2. Geo-informatics and Nano-technology and Precision Farming
3. Intellectual Property Right3. Sheep, goat, and poultry production.
4. Agricultural Marketing Trade and Prices4. Farm Management, Production and Resource Economics 
5. Pests of Crops and Stored Grain and their Management- I 5. Protected Cultivation and secondary Agriculture
6. Crop Improvement – I (Kharif Crops) 6. Management of Beneficial Insects 
7. Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, MAP and Landscaping7. Principles of Food Science and Nutrition
8. Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management 8. Crop Improvement – II (Rabi crops) 
9. Manures, Fertilizers, and Soil Fertility Management 9. Post-harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits and Vegetables

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BSc Agriculture 4th Year Books / Syllabus

Last but not least, in the final two semesters you have to go through campus training & various research work.

Along with that, you have to create project reports & presentations.

Semester VII / VIII
1. General orientation and on-campus training by different faculties 
2. Village attachment/ Unit attachment in Univ./ College. KVK/ Research Station
3. Agro-Industrial Attachment
4. Project Report Preparation, Presentation, and Evaluation

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BSc Agriculture Books PDF Download

Till now, we have seen the complete syllabus of BSc Agriculture along with the list of books in each semester. In this section, we have provided the books provided by ICAR in pdf format.

In the below table, you will find the list of all the books & a download link alongside the column. These books are not organized in a semester-wise format. It is so because the syllabus varies from university to university.

You can simply download the books as per your university from the below table:

Principles of Agronomy and Agriculture MeteorologyDownload Here
Livestock Production and ManagementDownload Here
Fundamentals of Rural and Educational PsychologyDownload Here
Breeding of Field & Horticultural CropsDownload Here
Agricultural MicrobiologyDownload Here
Introduction to Soil ScienceDownload Here
Crop PhysiologyDownload Here
Fundamentals of Soil Water Conservation and EngineeringDownload Here
Principles of Agricultural EconomicsDownload Here
Dimensions of Agriculture ExtensionDownload Here
Principles of GeneticsDownload Here
Plant Pathogens and Principles of Plant PathologyDownload Here
Practical Crop Production I and IIDownload Here
Fundamentals of BiochemistryDownload Here
Farm Power and MachineryDownload Here
Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest ManagementDownload Here
Principles of Plant Breeding-IDownload Here
Production Technology of Spices, Aromatic, Medicinal and Plantation CropsDownload Here
Production Technology of Vegetables and FlowersDownload Here
Diseases of Field Crops and their ManagementDownload Here
StatisticsDownload Here
Renewable EnergyDownload Here
Other BooksDownload Here

Please note that if the subject you are looking for is not listed in the above table, simply click the last link, that says “Other Books”. After clicking that link you will be redirected to another page – from where you can choose your subjects.

How to download BSc Agriculture books in pdf format?

Follow this step-by-step guide if you are still having trouble downloading BSc agriculture books in pdf format:

#1. First, click on the links given in the above table. Just click on the “Download Here” link next to the topic you want to download. 

#2. After clicking those links, you will be redirected to the website shown below. Here you have to simply choose the lecture of your choice.

How to download BSc Agriculture Books

#3. After you click on any of these lectures, the lectures will be downloaded in pdf format on your device.

How to download BSc Agriculture Books

This is how you can download BSc Agriculture books for free in pdf format.

Final Words

In this post, we have tried our best to cover BSc agriculture books in pdf format. Hopefully, you will be able to download all of your BSc agriculture books following this guide.

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