Soils which set a limit to crop production due to mineral stress, drought, acidity, alkalinity, water logging, etc., could be considered as problem soils. A general definition of problem soils could be visualized as those which have adverse conditions, inherent or man-made (created), posing severe limitations to successful crop production.
We have immense pleasure in presenting a textbook on “Problematic soils and their management” to the students of B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi has recently introduced Under Graduate syllabus uniformly for the students of all Agricultural university in India. In view of the above, a joint effort from authors were undertaken to prepare and publish this book which will be useful for agricultural students. This book comprises of 23 chapters. Each chapter of this book has been arranged sequentially covering entire syllabus and begins with comprehensive explanation in lucid language. This will help the students to have quick revision what is learnt. Each chapter is explained with pictures and students can able to understand very easily. It is hoped that, this text book will cater the needs of the Under Graduate Agricultural Students and also useful for the teachers. We hope that the student shall receive this book with open mind. We would be glad to accept your suggestions so that our future efforts in this direction are more apt and crisp.