AGRO-234

AGRO-234: CROP PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY (KHARIF CROPS)

Credits: 2(1+1)

THEORY:

Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices Intercropping, pest and disease management and yield of Kharifcrops. Cereals – rice, maize, sorghum, pearl millet and finger millet, Small millets* pulses-pigeonpea, mungbean, urdbean, Cowpea, kidney bean and horse gram*; oilseeds- groundnut, soybean, Sesame and Niger*; fibre crops- cotton & Jute;  forage crops-sorghum, cowpea, cluster bean, napier,  pearlmillet and maize*, Grasses – marvel*.

PRACTICALS:

Rice nursery preparation, transplanting of Rice, sowing of soybean, pigeonpea and mungbean. maize, groundnut and cotton, effect of seed size on germination and seedling vigour of kharif season crops, effect of sowing depth on germination of kharif crops, identification of weeds in kharif season crops, top dressing and foliar feeding of nutrients, study of yield contributing characters and yield calculation of kharifseason crops, study of crop varieties and important agronomic experiments at experimental farm. study of forage experiments, morphological description of kharifseason crops, visit to research centres of related crops. Mechanization in crop cultivation of kharifcrops.*

(Note : * new inclusion)

Practicals (Experiments):

1) Rice nursery preparation, transplanting of Rice

2) Sowing of soybean, pigeonpea and mungbean. maize, groundnut and cotton

3) To study the effect of seed size on germination and seedling vigour of kharif   season crops

4) Effect of sowing depth on germination of kharif crops

5) Calculations of plant population, seed rate and fertilizers doses

6) Identification of weeds in kharif season crops

7 & 8) Top dressing and foliar feeding of nutrients

9 & 10) Study of yield contributing characters and yield calculation of kharif season crop

11) Study of crop varieties and important agronomic experiments at experimental farm

12 & 13) Study of forage experiments

14) Morphological description of kharif season crops

15) Harvesting and threshing  of cereals, pulses, oil seeds and cash crops

16) visit to research centres of related  of related crop