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AGR 016 BASIC AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING                                                                              (IL+IP) III

Objective
To acquaint with basic principles of agricultural engineering

Theory

UNIT I
Scope and application of Agricultural Engineering

UNIT II
Farm power, sources and scope of mechanization, use of farm engines, power tillers and tractors on the farm, Agricultural equipment and machines for seed-bed preparation, seeding, intercultural, plant protection, harvesting and threshing.

UNIT III
Soil and water conservation engineering; soil erosion- types; causes and control; soil conservation structures; irrigation wells; irrigation equipment including micro-irrigation.

UNIT IV
Agricultural processing and structures: cleaning, grading, drying, milling, storage structure and materials handling and greenhouses.

Practicals
Classification of farm equipment based on different criteria, calibration of equipment, familiarization with different type of soil erosion and control structures, irrigation and drainage system, post harvest processes and equipment.

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