Diploma- Smart Agriculture

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Sagar Maitra

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Diploma Track Title : Smart Agriculture

Track Total Credits ( T-P-P): 3-9-11 (29 Credits)

Type of course: Diploma Course Track and Practice

Eligibility:10th/12th/ITI

Pre-requisitesParticipants would have some idea regarding raising of crops in polyhouses

Duration of the course:Practical: 90 hours (Practice to be done in campus and outside campus)

Key Highlights

Participants will get certificate from university after successful completion.

Participants can raise different off season horticultural crops under protected structures

Imparts knowledge for develop as an entrepreneur

Course Objectives

1. To impart practical knowledge on production of cutflowers

2. To impart knowledge on IoT based automation in polyhouse

3. To enable students in handling Mobile Apps and drone in precision farming

Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to acquire skill on

1. Production of cutflowers under protected cultivation.

2. Management of micro-climate under IoT based automated polyhouse

3. Precision crop management

Track Courses:

Track 1: Applied Hi-Tech Horticulture

Track 2: Protected cultivation of vegetable crops

Track 3: Hi-Tech fruit culture

Practice Courses:

Practice 1: Management of high-value cut-flowers

Practice 2: Management of crops in hydroponics

Practice 3: Use of smart tools for precision crop management


Track Course-1: ASHE 2201: Applied hi-tech horticulture (1-2-0)

Course Objective:

To provide field practices in protected cultivation and Hi-Tech Horticulture

Learning Outcome:

To gain knowledge on protected cultivation of horticultural crops and learn about special technology for maintain fruit orchards

Syllabus

Introduction and importance,Nursery management and mechanization for high-tech horticulture, Modern field preparation and planting methods,Protected cultivation: advantages, controlled conditions, method and techniques,Micro irrigation systems and its components,EC, pH based fertilizer scheduling,Canopy management,High density orcharding, Application of precision farming in horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables and ornamental crops), mechanized harvesting of produce.

Course Name : Applied Hi-Tech Horticulture

Code(Credit) : (1-2-0)

Course Objectives

To provide field practices in protected cultivation and Hi-Tech Horticulture

Learning Outcomes

To gain knowledge on protected cultivation of horticultural crops and learn about special technology for maintain fruit orchards.

Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Hi-Tech Horticulture

Introduction, scope and importance of protected cultivation

Identification of tools and implements

Protected structure, types, design, cladding materials

Fertilizer application in Hi-Tech horticulture

Module 2: Innovative technologies in Hi-Tech Horticulture

Hi-Tech nursery management

Micro-propagation in horticultural crop

Canopy management in fruits crop

High Density Planting in fruits crop

Micro-irrigation and fertigation application in horticultural crops

Intercultural operations in horticultural crops

References

1.Greenhouse Technology-The Future Concept of Horticulture by Arupratan Ghosh

2.Advances in Protected Cultivation by Brahma Singh

Session Plan

Module 1: Introduction to Hi-Tech Horticulture

Session 1:

Introduction, scope and importance of Hi-Tech Horticulture

Slide 1: Introduction, scope and importance of Hi-Tech Horticulture

Video 1:Introduction, scope and importance of Hi-Tech Horticulture

Session 2:

Identification and use of tools and equipments

Slide 2: Identification and use of tools and equipments

Video 2:Identification and use of tools and equipments

Session 3:

Types of protected structure (Open and forced ventilated polyhouse and Shade-net house)

Slide 3: Types of protected structure (Open and forced ventilated polyhouse and shade-net house)

Video 3:Types of protected structure (Open and forced ventilated polyhouse and shade-net house)

Session 4:

Specification standards as per length, width, height, orientation of polyhouse

Slide 4: Specification standards as per length, width, height, orientation of polyhouse

Video 4: Specification standards as per length, width, height, orientation of polyhouse

Session 5:

Design of polyhouse

Slide 5: Design of Polyhouse

Video 5:Design of Polyhouse

Session 6:

Active and passive (forced cooling ventilation)

Slide 6: Active and passive (forced cooling ventilation)

Video 6:Active and passive (forced cooling ventilation)

Session 7:

Types and uses of glazing materials in green house

Slide 7: Types and uses of glazing materials in greenhouse

Video 7:

Session 8:

Analysis of EC and pH

Slide 8: Analysis of EC and pH

Video 8:Analysis of EC and pH

Session 9:

Fertilizers application scheduling

Slide 9: Fertilizers application scheduling

Video 9: Fertilizers application scheduling

 

Internal test 

Practical test 1

Module 2: Innovative technologies in Hi-Tech Horticulture

Session 10:

Media and Soil less media used for raising seedlings

Slide 10: Media and Soilless media used for raising seedlings

Video 10:

Session 11:

Different types of nursery raising in vegetables and flowers

Slide 11: Different types of nursery raising in vegetables and flowers

Video 11:Different types of nursery raising in vegetables and flowers

Session 12:

Micro propagation in Horticultural crops

Slide 12: Micro propagation in Horticultural crops

Video 12:

Session 13:

Methods of Training and Pruning

Slide 13: Methods of Training and Pruning

Video 13:

Session 14:

Canopy management and rejuvenation in fruit crops

Slide 14: Canopy management and Rejuvenation in fruit crops

Video 14:

Session 15:

Training and pruning  vegetable crops

Slide 15:Training and Pruning in Vegetable crops

Video 15:

Session 16:

High density planting in fruit crops

Slide 16: High density planting in fruit crops

Video 16:High density planting in fruit crops

Session 17:

Drip irrigation in different horticultural crops

Slide 17: Drip irrigation in different horticultural crops

Video 17:

Session 18:

Sprinkler irrigation in different horticultural crops

Slide 18: Sprinkler irrigation in different horticultural crops

Video 18:

Session 19:

Methods, technique and advantages of fertigation

Slide 19: Methods, technique and advantages of fertigation

Video 19:

Session 20:

Special intercultural operation in fruits, vegetables and flowers

Slide 20: Special intercultural operation in fruits, vegetables and flowers

Video 20:

 

Practical 2

Final Examination

Course Name : Protected cultivation of vegetable crops

ASHE-3102 : (1-2-0)

Course objective

To gain practical knowledge regarding raising of vegetables under protected structures

Learning outcomes

Successful raising of vegetables under polyhouse

Syllabus

Module 1: Control of Temperature

Importance of temperature for crop cultivation under controlled condition
Greenhouse heating
Greenhouse cooling
Crop specific temperature management

Module 2: Control of CO2

Requirement of CO2 under protected condition
CO2 enrichment

Module 3: Control of Light

Importance of light for crop growth

Regulation of light in protected crop cultivation

Module 4: Media

Different types of media used in protected cultivation
Pasteurization of growing media

Module 5: Nutrient Management

Fertigation system and forms of inorganic fertilizers
Fertilizer application methods and general problems of fertigation
Crop specific nutrient management

Module 6: Nursery raising, bed preparation and planting of crops for production

Tomato
Capsicum and cucumber

Module 7: Crop Management

Tomato
Capsicum and cucumber

Module 8: Plant Protection

Identification, damage symptoms and control of different pests
Identification, damage symptoms and control of different diseases  

References

  1. Protected cultivation of vegetable crops-Balraj Singh

 

Session Plan

Module 1: Control of temperature

Session 1:

Importance of temperature for crop cultivation under green house condition

Slide 1: Importance of temperature for crop cultivation under green house condition

Video 1: Importance of temperature for crop cultivation under controlled condition

Session 2:

Green house heating

Slide 2: Green house heating

Video 2: Greenhouse heating

Session 3:

Green house cooling

Slide 3: Greenhouse cooling

Video 3: Greenhouse cooling

Session 4:

Crop specific temperature management

Slide 4: Crop specific temperature management

Video 4: Crop specific temperature management

Module 2: Control of CO2

Session 5:

Requirement of CO2 under protected cultivation

Slide5: Requirement of CO2 under protected condition

Video 5: Requirement of CO2 under protected condition

Session 6:

CO2 enrichment

Slide 6: CO2 enrichment

Video 6: CO2 enrichment

Module 3: Control of Light

Session 7:

Importance of light for crop growth

Slide 7: Importance of light for crop growth

Video 7: Importance of light for crop growth

Session 8:

Regulation of light in protected crop cultivation

Slide 8: Regulation of light in protected crop cultivation

Video 8: Regulation of light in protected crop cultivation

Module 4: Media

Session 9:

Different types of media used in protected cultivation

Slide 9: Different types of media used in protected cultivation

Video 9: Different types of media used in protected cultivation

Session 10:

Pasteurization of growing media

Slide 10: Pasteurization of growing media

Video 10: Pasteurization of growing media

Module 5: Nutrient Management

Session 11:

Fertigation systems and forms of inorganic fertilizers

Slide 11: Fertigation systems and forms of inorganic fertilizers

Video 11: Fertigation systems and forms of inorganic fertilizers

Session 12:

Fertilizer application methods and general forms of fertigation

Slide 12: Fertilizer application methods and general forms of fertigation

Video 12: Fertilizer application methods and general forms of fertigation

Session 13:

Crop specific nutrient management

Slide 13: Crop specific nutrient management

Video 13: Crop specific nutrient management

Module 6: Nursery raising, bed preparation and raising of crop for production

Session 14:

Tomato

Slide 14: Tomato

Video 14: Tomato

Session 15:

Capsicum and cucumber

Slide 15: Capsicum and cucumber

Video 15: Capsicum and cucumber

Module 7: Crop management

Session 16:

Tomato

Slide 16: Tomato

Video 16: Tomato

Session 17:

Capsicum and cucumber

Slide 17: Capsicum and cucumber

Video 17: Capsicum and cucumber

Module 8: Plant Protection

Session 18:

Identification, damage symptoms and control methods of different pests

Slide 18: Identification, damage symptoms and control methods of different pests

Video 18: Identification, damage symptoms and control methods of different pests

Session 19:

Identification, damage symptoms and control methods of different diseases

Slide 19: Identification, damage symptoms and control methods of different diseases

Video 19: Identification, damage symptoms and control methods of different diseases

Course Name : Hi-tech fruit culture

ASHE 3203 : (1-2-0)

Course Objectives

To provide practical knowledge regarding raising of fruit crops in hi-tech technology.

To impart the knowledge on identification and management of  pest and disease of fruit crops.

Learning Outcomes

Gaining knowledge on hi-tech fruit culture

Successful raising of fruit crops under polyhouses

Syllabus

Module1: Nursery management in fruit crops

Mango

Guava

Pineapple

Papaya

Module 2: High density planting in fruit crops

Introduction and importance

HDP in mango

HDP in guava

HDP in papaya

Module3:Canopy Management in fruit crops

Introduction and importance

Training operation and its methods

Pruning operation and its methods

Canopy management in mango

Canopy management in guava

Rejuvenation-concept and importance

Module 4: Nutrient Management in fruit crops

Mango and guava

Pineapple and Papaya

Module 5: Pest and disease management

Mango

Pineapple

Guava

Papaya

Session Plan

Module 1: Nursery Management in fruit crops

Session 1

slide 1:Nursery management in mango

video 1:Nursery management in mango

Session 2

slide 2:Nursery management in guava

video 2:Nursery management in guava

Session 3

slide 3:Nursery management in pineapple

video 3:Nursery management in pineapple

Session 4

slide 4:Nursery management in papaya

video 4:Nursery management in papaya

Module 2: High density Planting in fruit crops

Session 5 

Introduction and importance

Slide 5: High density planting, introduction and importance

Video 5:High density planting, introduction and importance

Session 6

HDP in Mango

Slide 6: High density planting in mango

Video 6:High density planting in mango

Session 7

HDP in Guava

Slide 7: High density planting in guava

Video 7: High density planting in guava

 

Module 3: Canopy Management in fruit crops

Session 8

Introduction and importance

Slide 8: Canopy management

Video8:Canopy management

Session 9

Training operations and its methods

Slide 9: Training and methods of training

Video 9:Training and methods of training

Session 10

Pruning operation and its methods

Slide 10: Pruning and methods of pruning

Video 10:Pruning and methods of pruning

Session 11

Canopy management in mango

Slide 11: Canopy management in mango

Video 11:Canopy management in mango

Session 12

Canopy management in guava

Slide12: Canopy management in guava

Video 12:Canopy management in guava

Session 13

Rejuvenation concept and importance

Slide 13: Rejuvenation or Top working

Video 13:Rejuvenation or Top working

Module 4: Nutrient Management in fruit crops

Session 14

Nutrient management in mango and guava

Slide 14: Mango and guava nutrition

Video 14:Mango and guava nutrition

Session 15

Nutrient management in pineapple and papaya

Slide 15: Pineapple and papaya nutrition

Video 15:Pineapple and papaya nutrition

Module 5: Pest and Disease Management

Session 16

Pest and disease management in mango

Slide 16: Mango pests and diseases

Video 16:Mango pests and diseases

Session 17

Pest and disease management in pineapple

Slide 17: Pineapple pests and  diseases

Video 17:Pineapple pests and  diseases

Session 18

Pest and disease management in guava

Slide 18: Guava pests and  diseases

Video 18:Guava pests and  diseases

Session 19

Pest and disease management in papaya

Slide 19: Papaya pests and diseases

Video 19:Papaya pests and diseases

AELP Linked Project (0-0-11) (Any one of the following)

1. Growing of high-value flowers
2. Production of crops in hydroponics
3. Smart rice crop management

Practice Course-1: Management of high-value cut-flowers (0-3-0)

Course Objective

To teach the cultivation of hitech cut flowers
To motivate towards cultivation of flowers

Learning Outcome

The students will learn successful cultivation of Gerbera
Students will learn to adopt business model for Gerbera cultivation as an option for entrepreneurship

Syllabus

Module 1 Gerbera Cultivation

Gerbera Introduction

Pre-Requisites of Gerbera Cultivation

Soil Preparation

Bed Preparation

Planting and establishment

Intercultural Operation

Identification and Management of Pest in Gerbera

Identificaton and Management if Disease in Gerbera

Do's and Dont's in Gerbera cultivation

Maturity Indices and Harvest

Grading and Packaging

Market Analysis

Module 2 Dutch Rose Cultivation

Dutch rose Introduction

Pre-Requisites of Dutch Rose Cultivation

Soil Preparation

Bed Preparation

Planting and establishment

Intercultural Operation

Identification and Management of Pest in Dutch Rose

Identificaton and Management if Disease in Dutch Rose

Do's and Dont's in Dutch Rose cultivation

Maturity Indices and Harvest

Grading and Packaging

Market Analysis

Module 3 Dendrobium Orchid Cultivation

Dendrobium Introduction

Pre-Requisites of Dendrobium Cultivation

Soil Preparation

Bed Preparation

Planting and establishment

Intercultural Operation

Identification and Management of Pest in Dendrobium

Identificaton and Management if Disease in Dendrobium

Do's and Dont's in Dendrobium cultivation

Maturity Indices and Harvest

Grading and Packaging

Market Analysis

Session Plan

Module 1 Gerbera Cultivation

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Internal 1

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9

Session 10

Session 11

Session 12

Internal 2

External Exam

Module 2 Dutch Rose Cultivation

Session 13

Session 14

Session 15

Session 16

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Session 17

Session 18

Internal 1

Session 19

Session 20

Session 21

Session 22

Session 23

Internal 2

External Exam

Module 3 Dendrobium Orchid Cultivation

Session 24

Session 25

Session 26

Session 27

Session 28

Session 29

Identification and Management of pest in dendrobium

30. Identification and Management of pest in dendrobium

Video: Pest management

Internal 1

Session 30

Identification and Management Disease in Dendrobium

31. Identification and Management Disease in Dendrobium

Video: Disease Management

Session 31

Session 32

Session 33

Internal 2

External Exam

Practice Course-2:Management of crops in hydroponics(0-3-0):

Course Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Syllabus

Module 1 Spinach

Nursery raising

Filling of media in mesh pots

Preparation of nutrient solution

Management of crop

Harvest and post-harvest care

Module 2 Lettuce

Nursery raising

Filling of media in mesh pots

Preparation of nutrient solution

Management of crop

Harvest and post-harvest care

Module 3 Coriander

Nursery raising

Filling of media in mesh pots

Preparation of nutrient solution

Management of crop

Harvest and post-harvest care

Session Plan

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Filling of media in mesh pots for lettuce

02HYDROPONICS Lettuce_Growing media

Hydroponic Net-Cup Inserts

Session 8

Session 9

Session 10

Harvest and post-harvest care of lettuce

05HYDROPONICS Lettuce_Harvesting

Harvesting Hydroponic Bibb Lettuce

Session 11

Filling of media in mesh pots for coriander

02HYDROPONICS Coriander_Growing media

Hydroponic Net-Cup Inserts

Session 12

Session 13/

Session 14

Session 15

Practice Course-3:Use of smart tools for precision crop management (0-3-0):

Course Objective

Learning Outcome

Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Drones

Introduction and Types of Drones according to axis

Do's, Dont's and exploded view of Agri Drone

Components of Agri drone

Motor layout and Propeller direction

Module 2: SOP of Drones

RPAS Physical Checks and GCS tablet and RC Transmitter Health checks

Power-on Checks

Pre-flight Setup

Mission planning in the GCS, Flight modes and Mission Setup

Module 3: Agricultural Drone

Application of Drone in Agriculture

Hyperspectral Imaging

Module 3 Agricultural Drone

Session 9

Session 10

List of Projects/ papers/jobs/products to be done in domain:

Any one of the following projects
• Growing of high-value flowers
• Production of crops in hydroponics
• Smart rice crop management
• Publication

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Present Position Associate Professor (Agronomy),MSSSoA, CUTM Mobile: 91-8910889401 , E-mail: sagar.maitra@cutm.ac.in Education PhD (Agronomy) Work Experience Dr. Sagar Maitra (b 1969), a Doctorate in Agronomy, specialization in crop husbandry engaged in research activities on cropping system, nutrient management of field crops, crop physiology, precision agriculture (IoT based crop monitoring and management in forced ventilated polyhouse) […]