HORT-243

HORT-243: PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY FOR FRUIT AND PLANTATION CROPS

Credit: 2(1+1)

THEORY:

Importance and scope of fruit and plantation crop industry in India; High density planting; Use of rootstocks; Production technologies  for the cultivation of major fruits-mango, banana, citrus, grape, guava, litchi, papaya, apple, pear, peach and; minor fruits- pineapple,  pomegranate, jackfruit, strawberry, nut crops; plantation crops-coconut, arecanut, cashew, tea, coffee & rubber.

PRACTICALS:

Seed propagation.Scarification and stratification of seeds.Propagation methods for fruit and plantation crops including Micro-propagation.Description and identification of fruit.Preparation of plant bio regulators and their uses, Pests, diseases and physiological disorders of above fruit and plantation crops, Visit to commercial orchard.

Practicals (Experiments):

1) Seed propagation

2) Scarification and stratification of seeds

3) Propagation methods for fruit crops including Micro-propagation

4) Propagation methods for plantation crops including Micro-propagation

5) Description and identification of fruit

6) Description and identification of Plantation crops

7) Preparation of plant bio regulators and their uses

8) Establishment of commercial nursery, Nursery Act

9) Establishment of model orchard and its economics

10) Intercropping and multistoried cropping

11) Rejuvenation of old senile orchards

12) Pests of above fruit and plantation crops

13) Diseases of above fruit and plantation crops

14) Physiological disorders of above fruit and plantation crops

15) Visit to commercial orchard of fruits

16) Visit to commercial orchard of plantation crop