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AGR 002 AGRONOMY OF WINTER SEASON CROPS                                                                               (1L+2P) II

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

Theory

UNIT I
  Soil-water-plant relationship, irrigation scheduling, methods of irrigation and moisture conservation techniques.

UNIT II
  Agronomic practices for cultivation of winter season cereals - wheat, barley, oats and winter maize.

UNIT III
  Agronomic practices for cultivation of winter season pulses - chickpea, lentil and field peas.

UNIT IV
  Agronomic practices for cultivation of winter season oilseeds - mustard, sunflower, safflower and linseed.

UNIT V
  Agronomic practices for cultivation of sugarcane and potato.

Practicals
  Crop plants morphology, taxonomy, and nomenclature. Identification of winter season crops and their seeds. Identification of winter 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 requirements of winter season crops. Herbicide requirement calculations. Cultivation practices including planting methods, nutrient and weed management, and irrigation scheduling for winter season crops. Biometric studies and yield determination of winter season crops. Plant herbarium preparation.

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