AI8201 Syllabus PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF CROP PRODUCTION Regulation 2017 Anna University
AI8201 Syllabus OBJECTIVES:
To introduce the students to principles of agricultural and horticultural crop production and to introduce the production practices of crops.
For delineate the role of agricultural and irrigation engineers in relation to various crop production practices.
AI8201 Syllabus UNIT I AGRICULTURE AND CROP PRODUCTION
Introduction to agriculture and its crop production sub-sectors – field crop production and horticulture; Factors affecting crop growth and production: genetic (internal) and environmental (external) factors; Crop management through environmental modification and adaptation of crops to the existing environment through crop cultural practices
AI8201 Syllabus UNIT II CROP SELECTION AND ESTABLISHMENT
Regional and seasonal selection of crops; Systems of crop production; Competition among crop plants; Spacing and arrangement of crop plants; Field preparation for crops including systems of tillage; Establishment of an adequate crop stand and ground cover, including selection and treatment of seed, and nursery growing.
AI8201 Syllabus UNIT III CROP MANAGEMENT
Crop water Management; a Crop nutrition management – need for supplementation to soil supplied nutrients, sources, generalized recommendations, methods and timing of application of supplemental nutrients including fertigation scheduling; Crop protection including management of weeds, pests and pathogens; Integrated methods of managing water, nutrients and plant protection; Types and methods of harvest.
AI8201 Syllabus UNIT IV PRODUCTION PRACTICES OF AGRICULTURAL CROPS
Generalized management and cultivation practices for important groups of field crops in Tamil Nadu: cereal crops, grain legumes, oil seed crops, sugarcane, and fiber crops, and special purpose crops such as those grown for green manure and fodder.
AI8201 Syllabus UNIT V PRODUCTION PRACTICES OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS
Important groups of horticultural crops in Tamil Nadu such as vegetable crops, fruit crops, flower crops; Cultivation practices of representatives of each group; Special features of production of horticultural crops – green house cultivation.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
AI8201 Syllabus OUTCOMES:
Students completing this course would have acquired knowledge on crop selection, crop production crop management.
The students will have the required knowledge in the area of production of agricultural and horticultural crops.
AI8201 Syllabus TEXTBOOKS:
1. Rajendra Prasad, Text Book of Field Crop Production. Directorate of Information and Publication, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan, Pusa, New Delhi, 2015.
2. Reddy T. Sankara G.H. Yellamanda Reddi, Principles of Agronomy, Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi, 2005.
3. Handbook of Agriculture. ICAR Publications, New Delhi, 2011.
AI8201 Syllabus REFERENCES:
1. Bose T. K. and L.P.Yadav. Commercial Flowers, Naya Prakash, Calcutta.1989.
2. Crop Production Guide, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Publication, Coimbatore. 2005
3. Kumar, N., Abdul Khader, M. Rangaswami, P. and Irulappan, I. Introduction to spices, plantation crops, medicinal and aromatic plants. Rajalakshmi Publications, Nagercoil. 1993.
4. Kumar, N.,”Introduction to Horticulture”, Rajalakshmi Publications. Nagercoil, 7th edition, 2015.
5. Shanmugavel, K.G. Production Technology of Vegetable Crops. Oxford India Publications, New Delhi. 1989.
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