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AS 569 PLANNING OF SURVEYS / EXPERIMENTS                       (2L+1P) I
(Pre-requisite : AS 502, AS 503 or AS 504, AS 565)

Objective
The students would be exposed to concepts of Agricultural statistical system in the country, various surveys conducted at national level and planning and designing of experiments.

Theory

UNIT I
Agricultural statistical system in India. Organization of agricultural and livestock census. Nature of surveys: adhoc or repetitive, methods of data collection, problem of sampling frame, choice of sampling design.

UNIT II
Agricultural surveys: some case studies, crop estimation surveys, statistics of livestock and livestock products, fisheries statistics, land use statistics. Prices of agricultural commodities. Crop forecasting. Role of different organizations engaged in data collection in India, sources of agricultural statistics.

UNIT III
Planning and designing of experiments, preparation of layout plans and field visits related to applications of designs. Sampling in field experiments. Quality of experimental data. Experiments on cultivators’ fields. Long-term and rotational experiments. Intercropping and agro forestry experiments.

Practicals
Designing of schedules and instruction manuals for conducting surveys, Demonstration of conducting crop cutting experiments, livestock surveys etc. Planning and designing of experiments, Preparation of layout plans and field visits related to applications of designs. Sampling in field experiments. Analysis of data from experiments on cultivators’ fields, intercropping and agro forestry experiments, long-term and rotational experiments.

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