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Government Of Assam Department of Agriculture & Horticulture

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

Good agricultural practices are specific methods when applied to agriculture, create food for consumers or further processing that is safe and wholesome.  A farmer performs following eight major steps from crop selection to harvesting –

  1. Crop selection
  2. Land preparation
  3. Seed selection
  4. Seed sowing
  5. Irrigation
  6. Crop growth
  7. Fertilizing
  8. Harvesting

Good agronomic practices are the application of all these eight steps incorporated into farm management systems to improve soil quality, enhance water use, manage crop residues and improve the environment through better fertilizer management.