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AGR 001 AGRONOMY OF RAINY SEASON CROPS                                                                               (1L+2P) I

Objective
  To provide basic knowledge to non-agricultural graduates about the rainy season crops and their cultivation practices

Theory

UNIT I
  Tillage in crop production, soil fertility management, weeds and their control, concept of cropping and farming system.

UNIT II
  Agronomic practices for cultivation of rainy season cereals – rice, maize, sorghum, pearlmillet and minor millets.

UNIT III
  Agronomic practices for cultivation of rainy season pulses – pigeonpea, greengram, blackgram and cowpea.

UNIT IV
  Agronomic practices for cultivation of rainy season oilseeds – groundnut, soybean and sesamum.

UNIT V
  Agronomic practices for cultivation of rainy season fibre crops – cotton and jute.

Practicals
  Crop plants morphology, taxonomy, and nomenclature. Identification of rainy season crops and their seeds. Identification of rainy season weeds. Soil sampling and determination of bulk density and moisture content of soil. Field preparation and sowing methods of different crops. Calculation of  seed and fertilizer requirement of  rainy season crops. Herbicide requirement calculations. Cultivation practices including planting methods, nutrient and weed management, and irrigation scheduling for rainy season crops. Biometric studies and yield determination of rainy season crops. Plant herbarium preparation.

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