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WST 511 SOIL AND WATER QUALITY AND IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT                                                               (2L+IP) II

Objective
To get the student acquinted with the various soil and water quality problems and their extent in India, their impact on crop production and their treatment through monitoring and analyzing.

Theory

UNIT I
Nature of problems, soils-type and extent in India; physical, chemical, topographical and hydrological assessment of magnitude of the problems.

UNIT II
Impact on crop production. Identification and adoption of  appropriate water management technologies. Case studies of  water-logging and soil salinity problem areas. Water quality classification; sources of  water pollution; water quality monitoring; sampling strategies and techniques;

UNIT III
Water quality impacts on crop performance; irrigation with poor quality water. Interaction between water and soil constituents. Salute transport. Treatment of effluents for irrigation

List of Practicals
The nature and the extent of soil and water quality problems in India, analysis of water and soil samples to determining their suitability for agriculture, identification for adoption for various water management technologies in relation to this problem, determining the salute transport mechanism.

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