AGRO-246

AGRO-246: CROP PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY-II (RABI CROPS)

Credit: 2(1+1)

THEORY:

Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield of Rabi crops; cereals –wheat and barley, Rabi Sorghum* and maize*, pulses-chickpea, lentil, peas, French bean* oilseeds-rapeseed, mustard and sunflower; Safflower*, linseed* sugar crops-sugarcane;  Sugar beet*, medicinal and aromatic crops-mentha, lemon grass and citronella, Forage crops-berseem, Lucerne, oat., maize* and sorghum* and other crops –Tobacco* and sweet potato*

PRACTICALS:

Sowing methods of wheat and sugarcane, identification of weeds in rabiseason crops, study of morphological characteristics of rabi crops, study of yield contributing characters of rabi season crops, yield and juice quality analysis of sugarcane, study of important agronomic experiments of rabi crops at experimental farms. Study of rabi forage experiments, oil extraction of medicinal crops, visit to research stations of related crops. Mechanization in crop cultivation of kharifcrops.*

(Note : * new inclusion)

Practicals (Experiments):

1) Sowing methods of wheat

2) Sowing method of sugarcane

3) Identification of weeds in rabi season crops

4 & 5) Study of morphological characteristics of rabi crops

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

7 & 8) Study of yield contributing characters of rabi season crops

9) Study of yield and juice quality analysis of sugarcane

10 & 11) Study of important agronomic experiments of rabi crops at experimental farms

12) Study of rabi forage experiments

13 & 14) Oil extraction of medicinal crops

15) Visit to research stations of related crops