AGRO – 3611

AGRO 3611: PRACTICAL CROP PRODUCTION-II(RABI CROPS)

Credit:2(0+2)

PRACTICAL:

Crop  planning,  raising  field  crops  in  multiple  cropping  systems:  Field  preparation,  seed, treatment,  nursery  raising,  sowing,  nutrient,  water and weed management  and management  of  insect-pests  diseases  of  crops,  harvesting,  threshing, drying winnowing, storage and marketing of produce. The emphasis will be given to seed production, mechanization, resource conservation and integrated nutrient, insect-pest and disease management technologies. Preparation of balance sheet including cost of cultivation, net returns per student as well as per team of 8-10 students.

(To get practical oriented knowledge to the student, 2 R area per student will be allotted for raising rabi crops of the region. The student has to raise the crop from sowing to harvesting threshing, drying, winnowing, storage and preparation of produce for marketing. Also he has to study the cost of cultivation, net return per student as well as per team of a group of students.*)

(Note : * new inclusion)

Practical (Experiments):

1) Introduction, aims and objectives of practical crop production –  Allotment of plot and its history

2) Study of seed production of rabi crops

3) Study of mechanization and  resource conservation of rabi crops

4) Study of physical and chemical properties of the allotted plot to the students

5) Study of package of practices for growing rabi crop (timely, late and rainfed)

6) Preparation of calendar of operation for rabi crop

7) Study of preparatory, secondary tillage and seed bed preparation for rabi crop

8) Sowing and seed treatment of rabi crop

9) Study of integrated nutrient management of rabi crop

10) Study of water management to rabi crop

11) Determination of germination/emergence count of rabi crop

12) Study of growth and yield contributing characters of rabi crop

13) Study of interculturing and weed management in rabicrop

14) Study of integrated  insect pest and diseases management in rabi crop

15) Study of crop maturity signs, harvesting of rabi crop

16) Threshing, drying, winnowing, storage and preparation of produce for marketing of rabi crop

17) Study of cost of cultivation and working out net returns per student

18) Study of post harvest technology of rabi crop

19) Summary report of practical crop production

20) Study of weekly weather record for rabi season

Note :

To get practical oriented knowledge to the students, 40 R area per batch will be allotted for raising rabi crop of the region, viz., land preparation, sowing to harvesting, threshing, drying, winnowing, storage and preparation of produce for marketing. Study of cost of cultivation, net return and B:C ratio