The Department of Agriculture is pleased to release the fifth volume of the Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture (BJA), Issue 1. The Department would like to thank all the authors, reviewers and editorial board members for their valuable contribution and for putting in extra effort to publish this edition successfully.
This volume comprises 16 interesting articles that involve research and findings on a range of subjects from crop germplasm evaluation, and testing of the innovations for our most sought-after clients – the farmers, to postharvest processing. Engaging research findings on rice, maize, finger millet, buckwheat, adzuki bean, dill, tomato, kiwi-fruit, citrus and apple that reflect the innovation, enthusiasm and hard work of our researchers are also covered. With innovation from the AMC, farmers can now maneuver power-tillers up to 20 degrees gradient to mechanize more land for food production. For automation enthusiasts – a remote monitoring and control system for hydroponic may make for an exciting read.
The journal is published by the Agriculture Research and Extension Division (ARED), Department of Agriculture. We are also in the process of registering our journal for DoI and we hope to have a membership subscription for BJA and DoIs for its content including back issues soon.
We wish you happy reading!