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AGR 003 AGRONOMY OF SUMMER SEASON CROPS                                                                               (1L+1P) III

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

Theory

UNIT I
  Importance of summer ploughing, seed-bed and nursery management, green manuring, important pests and their control.

UNIT II
  Agronomic practices for cultivation of  summer season fodder crops – maize, sorghum and pearlmillet.

UNIT III
  Agronomic practices for cultivation of  summer/spring season crops - greengram, cowpea, blackgram, sunflower as well as green manures.

Practicals
  Summer ploughing, seed-bed preparation and moisture conservation techniques. Crop plants morphology, taxonomy, and nomenclature. Field preparation and sowing methods of different spring / summer season crops. Identification of summer season crops, their seeds and weeds. Calculation of seed and fertilizer requirements of summer / spring season crops. Cultivation practices including planting methods, nutrient and weed management, and irrigation scheduling for summer season crops. Biometric studies and yield determination of summer season crops. Plant herbarium preparation.

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