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Domain Track; Protected Horticulture

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Dr. Nilanjana Datta

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Domain Track Title :
Protected Horticulture

Track Total Credits: ( 3-15-11) [29 credits]

Courses Division
TRACK COURSE (3-6-0)

1. ASHE 2201. Applied hi-tech horticulture (1-2-0)
2. ASHE 3102. Protected cultivation of vegetable crops (1-2-0)
3. ASHE 3203. High tech fruit culture (1-2-0)
PRACTICE COURSE(0-9-0)
1. ASHA 4204. Production technology of cut flowers & loose flowers (0-3-0)<br 2. ASHA 4205. Protected floriculture (0-3-0)
3. ASHA 4206. Production management of medicinal and aromatic crops (0-3-0)
AELP LINKED WITH DOMAIN (0-0-11)
1. Protected cultivation of vegetable crops & Marketing
2. High-density planting and management
3. Project
4. Publication

Domain Track Objectives:
1. Acquaint the students with the idea about protected cultivation: structure, process and control
2. To study and field practice of different horticultural crops under protected structure
3. Develop knowledge regarding input-output relationship and marketing in farming

Domain Track Learning Outcomes:
1. Hands on experience on Protected cultivation: method and techniques
2. Knowledge for Polyhouse cultivation of vegetables, flower, fruits etc.
3. Practice on production management of flower, medicinal and aromatic crops
4. Scale up trade, market and agriculture economics

Domain Syllabus:
TRACK COURSE(6th semester)

1. ASHE. 2201. Applied hi-tech horticulture (1-2-0)
Theory

Module 1.1: Introduction and importance
Module 1.2: Nursery management and mechanization for high-tech horticulture
Module 1.3: Modern field preparation and planting methods
Module 1.4: Protected cultivation: advantages, controlled conditions, method and techniques
Module 1.5: Micro irrigation systems and its components
Module 1.6: EC, pH based fertilizer scheduling
Module 1.7: Canopy management
Module 1.8: High density orcharding
Module 1.9: Application of precision farming in horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables and ornamental crops)
Module 1.10: mechanized harvesting of produce
Practical
Practical 1.1: Types of Polyhouses and shade net houses (Open and forced ventilated polyhouse and Shade-net house, Specification as per standards- length, width, height, Orientation of Polyhouse, Design of Polyhouse). Types of ventilation- forced cooling techniques - glazing materials
Practical 1.2: microirrigation and fertigation.
Practical 1.3: Intercultural operations, tools and equipments identification and application
Practical 1.4: Raising of nursery-portrays
Practical 1.5: Micro irrigation
Practical 1.6: EC, pH based fertilizer scheduling
Practical 1.7: Canopy management
Practical 1.8: Visit to hi-tech orchard/nursery.
2. ASHE 3102. Protected cultivation of vegetable crops (1-2-0)
Theory:

Module 2.1: Importance and scope of protected cultivation of vegetable crops
Module 2.2: Regulatory structures used in protected structures,
Module 2.3: Effect of environmental factors, viz. temperature, light, CO2 and humidity on growth of different vegetables
Module 2.4: Manipulation of CO2, light, humidity and temperature for vegetable production
Module 2.5: Fertigation
Module 2.6: Types of benches and containers used in protected cultivation
Module 2.7: Different media for growing nursery
Module 2.8: Crops - Tomato, capsicum
Module 2.9: Crops - Cucumber, melons
Module 2.10:Crops - Cabbage, broccoli, lettuce
Practical:

Practical 2.1: Methods to control temperature
Practical 2.2: Methods to control CO2
Practical 2.3: Methods to control light
Practical 2.4: Methods to control media;
Practical 2.5: Fertigation and nutrient management
Practical 2.6: Control of insect-pests and disease in greenhouse
Practical 2.7: Economics of protected cultivation
Practical 2.8: Visit to established green/polyhouse/net house/shade house
3. ASHE 3203. High tech fruit culture (1-2-0)
Theory:
Module 3.1: High Density Planting - Mango, Banana
Module 3.2: High Density Planting - Guava, Ber
Module 3.3: High Density Planting - Apple
Module 3.4: Canopy management - Mango, Guava
Module 3.5: Canopy managemen - Grape, Apple
Module 3.6: Precision farming in fruit crops - Grape
Module 3.7: Precision farming in fruit crops - Mango, Strawberry
Module 3.8: Precision farming in fruit crops - Papaya, Citrus
Module 3.9: Mechanized harvesting in fruit crops
Module 3.10:Nutrient, water, pest- disease management in orchard
Practical:

Practical 3.1: High density planting
Practical 3.2: Different methods of training
Practical 3.3: Different methods of pruning
Practical 3.4: Canopy management of Mango
Practical 3.5: Canopy management of Citrus
Practical 3.6: Canopy management of Guava
Practical 3.7: Nursery management of fruit crops - Mango
Practical 3.8: Nursery management of fruit crops - Guava
Practical 3.9: Nursery management of fruit crops - Papaya
PRACTICE COURSES(7th / 8th semester)
1. ASHA 4204.Production technology of cut and loose flowers (0-3-0)
Practice
Practice 1.1:
Crops: Gladiolus, Tuberose, Jasmine, Crossandra
Practice 1.2: Description of varieties
Practice 1.3: Propagation techniques
Practice 1.4: Mist chamber operation
Practice 1.5: Training and pruning techniques
Practice 1.6: Practices in manuring, drip and fertigation, foliar nutrition
Practice 1.7: Plant growth regulator application
Practice 1.8: Intercultural operations: Pinching, disbudding, staking,
Practice 1.9: Harvesting techniques, post-harvest handling, cold chain
Practice 1.10: Landscape designing through CAD & Auto CAD
Practice 1.11: Project preparation for regionally important cut flowers and loose flowers
Practice 1.12: Visit commercial cut flower and loose flower units and marketing of the produce.
2. ASHA 4205. Protected floriculture (0-3-0)
Practice:
Practice 2.1:
Crops: Lily, Carnation, Orchids
Practice 2.2: layout and erection of different types of structures
Practice 2.3: Practices in preparatory operations, soil decontamination techniques, mulching
Practice 2.4: Soilless culture for raising of seedling
Practice 2.5: Practices in environmental control systems
Practice 2.6: Practices in drip and fertigation techniques
Practice 2.7: Special intercultural operation
Practice 2.8: Determination of harvest indices and harvesting methods
Practice 2.9: Post-harvest handling: packing and storage methods
Practice 2.10: Marketing
Practice 2.11: Value addition in flowers
Practice 2.12: Project preparation
Practice 2.13: Visit to commercial protected floriculture unit.
3.ASHA 4206. Production management of medicinal and aromatic crops (0-3-0)
Practice:
Practice 3.1:
Crops: Coleus, Sarpagandha, Aloevera, Lemongrass, Mint
Practice 3.2: Land preparation
Practice 3.3: Seed treatment
Practice 3.4: Raising of seedling and nursery management
Practice 3.5: Incorporation of mulching material
Practice 3.6: Nutrient, water, weed, plant-protectant management
Practice 3.7: Application of micronutrients
Practice 3.8: Special Horticultural operation
Practice 3.9: Harvest and Post-harvest handling
Practice 3.10: Marketing
Practice 3.11: visit to a commercial unit
AELP LINKED WITH DOMAIN (7th/8th semester) (0-0-11)
1. Protected cultivation of vegetable crops & Marketing
2. High-density planting and management
3. Project
4. Publication

Session Plan for the Entire Domain:

TRACK COURSE

1. ASHE. 2201. Applied hi-tech horticulture (1-2-0)

Session 1.1.1
Module 1.1: Introduction and importance

Introduction of Hi tech Horticulture
impotance of hi-tech horticulture

Session 1.1.2
Module 1.2:Nursery management and mechanization for high-tech horticulture
Practical 1.2: Raising of nursery-portrays

Hi-tech nursery management

www.fao.org

https://youtu.be/o2nAbzdctO4

Session 1.1.3
Module 1.3: Modern field preparation and planting methods
Practical 1.3: Intercultural operations, tools and equipments identification and application
SYSTEM OF PLANTING

www.agrifming.in

https://youtu.be/ib8pB9X6pR0

Session 1.1.4
Module 1.4: Protected cultivation: advantages, controlled conditions, method and techniques
Practical 1.4: Types of Polyhouses and shade net houses (Open and forced ventilated polyhouse and Shade-net house, Specification as per standards- length, width, height, Orientation of Polyhouse, Design of Polyhouse). Types of ventilation- forced cooling techniques - glazing materials

Protected CultivationProtected Cultivation
protected cultivation - Methods and technique

https://youtu.be/MKNGNVWSumY

Session 1.1.5
Module 1.5: Micro-irrigation systems and its components
Practical 1.5: Micro-irrigation
Micro Irrigation System
https://youtu.be/6xbHgBKbEdo

Session 1.1.6
Module 1.6: EC, pH based fertilizer scheduling
Practical 1.6: EC, pH based fertilizer scheduling
EC and pH based fertilization
https://youtu.be/81Or5XlUwa8

Session 1.1.7

Module 1.7: Canopy management
Practical 1.7: canopy management
Canopy Management
https://youtu.be/rp3LPWde0s4

Session 1.1.8
Module 1.8: Application of precision farming in horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables and ornamental crops)
Practical 1.8: Visit to hi-tech orchard/nursery.
PRECISION FARMING
https://youtu.be/RRbFSIArA1g

https://youtu.be/onTqP_wVJEc

Session 1.1.9
Module 1.9: High-density orcharding
High density planting

Session 1.1.10
Module 1.10: mechanized harvesting of produce
Mechanized harvesting
www.sciencedirect.com

2. ASHE 3102. Protected cultivation of vegetable crops (1-2-0)
Session 2.1.1
Module 2.1: Importance and scope of protected cultivation of vegetable crops
Practical 2.1: Visit to established green/polyhouse/net house/shade house
Importance and scope of protected cultivation of vegetable crops

https://youtu.be/7SzB84fw094

Session 2.1.2
Module 2.2: Regulatory structures used in protected structures
Practical 2.2: Methods to control light
Regulatory structures used in protected structures

https://youtu.be/_pmxK9hvzAI

Session 2.1.3
Module 2.3: Effect of environmental factors, viz. temperature, light, CO2 and humidity on growth of different vegetables
Practical 2.3: Methods to control temperature
Effect of environmental factors, viz. temperature, light, CO2 and humidity on growth of different vegetables
https://youtu.be/iKIRYkTrhR8

Session 2.1.4
Module 2.4: Manipulation of CO2, light, humidity and temperature for vegetable production
Practical 2.4: Methods to control CO2
Manipulation of inside environment of polyhouse
environmental control inside poly house

https://youtu.be/dzvsjkLHD2s

Session 2.1.5
Module 2.5: Fertigation
Practical 2.5: Fertigation and nutrient management
Fertigation

DRIP IRRIGATION

https://youtu.be/Bczzz3kNwio

https://youtu.be/Om6KrdL7j1g

Session 2.1.6
Module 2.6: Types of benches and containers used in protected cultivation

Practical 2.6: Control of insect-pests and disease in greenhouse
Types of benches and containers used in protected cultivation
https://youtu.be/_6Uu9LMJBtI

Session 2.1.7
Module 2.7: Different media for growing nursery

Practical 2.7: Methods to control media
Different media for growing nursery
https://youtu.be/z9VaxIcAbWM

3. ASHE 3203. High tech fruit culture (1-2-0)

Session 3.1.1
Module 3.1: High Density Planting - Mango, Banana
Practical 3.1: High density planting
HIGH DENSITY PLANTING IN MANGO
High density planting in banana
https://youtu.be/wdFHpTsby3Y

Session 3.1.2

Module 3.2: High-Density Planting - Guava, Ber
Practical 3.2: Different methods of training
High density planting in guava
High density planting in ber
https://youtu.be/guN6VhGNffA

Session 3.1.3
Module 3.3: High-Density Planting - Apple
Practical 3.3: Different methods of pruning
High Density Planting in Apple
https://youtu.be/buziSuLiUhY

Session 3.1.4
Module 3.4:
Canopy management - Mango, Guava
Practical 3.4: Canopy management of Mango
Practical 3.5: Canopy management of Guava
Canopy Management
CANOPY MANAGEMENT IN MANGO AND GUAVA
https://youtu.be/QLaFzV5mj20
https://youtu.be/h0ILlq6bsA4

Session 3.1.5
Module 3.5:
Canopy managemen - Grape, Apple
Practical 3.6: Canopy management of Citrus
canapy management in grape and apple
https://youtu.be/FY-b6C9_Hfs

Session 3.1.6
Module 3.6:
Precision farming in fruit crops - Grape
Practical 3.7: Nursery management of fruit crops - guava
Precision Farming and its application in grapes
https://youtu.be/MKMX0Z5I_Mc

Session 3.1.7
Module 3.7:
Precision farming in fruit crops - Mango, Strawberry
Module 3.8: Practical 3.7: Nursery management of fruit crops Mango
Precision Farming in mango
https://youtu.be/j9kxTQh0_K4

Session 3.1.8
Module 3.8:
Precision farming in fruit crops - Papaya, Citrus
Practical 3.9: Nursery management of fruit crops - Papaya
Precision Farming in citrus and papaya
https://youtu.be/Mb3rTxWUM5Q

Session 3.1.9
Module 3.9: Mechanized harvesting in fruit crops
Mechanized harvesting
https://youtu.be/rcgG2GmK9xY

Session 3.1.10
Module 3.10:
Nutrient, water, pest- disease management in orchard
Nutrient, water, pest- disease management in orchard

https://youtu.be/BnL9hnBno2E

PRACTICE COURSES(7th / 8th semester)

1. ASHA 4204.Production technology of cut and loose flowers (0-3-0)

Sesion 1.1.1
Practice 1.1:
Crops: Gladiolus, Tuberose, Jasmine, Crossandra
https://youtu.be/D-0JPGl-Fkk
https://youtu.be/UUOd5BtrEj4

Sesion 1.1.2
Practice 1.2: Description of varieties
https://youtu.be/x8m0GEkFfGs

Session 1.1.4
Practice 1.4:
Mist chamber operation
https://youtu.be/wp_ulQQJpLo

Session 1.1.6
Practice 1.6: Practices in manuring, drip and fertigation, foliar nutrition
https://youtu.be/GIA25IGe5IM
https://youtu.be/3WB6D0sdcAg

Session 1.1.7
Practice 1.7:
Plant growth regulator application
https://youtu.be/BUzufy6BExI

Session 1.1.8
Practice 1.8:
Intercultural operations: Pinching, disbudding, staking
https://youtu.be/NGfsBbLfG2E
https://youtu.be/BZ9Jev0daLU
https://youtu.be/eQ1973O3mX4
https://youtu.be/IS6raLewZug

Session 1.1.9
Practice 1.9:
Harvesting techniques, post-harvest handling, cold chain
https://youtu.be/HPQ8PY34bNk

Session 1.1.10
Practice 1.10:
Landscape designing through CAD & Auto CAD
https://youtu.be/baEe1k0OV1w
https://youtu.be/BsxDGa9LjGQ

Session 1.1.11
Practice 1.11:
Visit commercial cut flower and loose flower units and marketing of the produce
https://youtu.be/LfeBAWbL6Ys
https://youtu.be/GWilQEE25QI
https://youtu.be/0LNYnn_bfmw
https://youtu.be/ymK9DZt1P8k
https://youtu.be/yYg-OplLIxk

Session 1.1.12
Practice 1.12:
Project preparation for regionally important cut flowers and loose flowers

2. ASHA 4205. Protected floriculture (0-3-0)

Session 2.1.1
Practice 2.1:
Crops: Lily, Carnation, Orchids
https://youtu.be/0s64RLjYls4
https://youtu.be/TQqcBddOcxk
https://youtu.be/Bnjc-DCSTJA
https://youtu.be/gBdDdZgohPs

Session 2.1.2
Practice 2.2: layout and erection of different types of structures
https://youtu.be/ZFhVvFAMT84

Session 2.1.3
Practice 2.3:
Practices in preparatory operations, soil decontamination techniques, mulching
https://youtu.be/X6mYRpFxMuw
https://youtu.be/TxOTNrBeoRc
https://youtu.be/J7nM2vMHufE

Session 2.1.4
Practice 2.4:
Soilless culture for raising of seedling
https://youtu.be/gXskpeW8ELA
https://youtu.be/4CMfPLEtQMQ
https://youtu.be/5clOYWsNhhk

Session 2.1.5
Practice 2.5:
Practices in environmental control systems
https://youtu.be/iOem-VRTQws
https://youtu.be/mjuNOhciJ1Q
https://youtu.be/nlwdzf-bk90

Session 2.1.6
Practice 2.6:
Practices in drip and fertigation techniques
https://youtu.be/nQvYJyHRhB8
https://youtu.be/JQsKBe-COEY

Session 2.1.7
Practice 2.7:
Special intercultural operation
https://youtu.be/JKtbpz2DQz4

Session 2.1.8
Practice 2.8:
Determination of harvest indices and harvesting methods
https://youtu.be/vRbhwRzYRlM
https://youtu.be/PP4r7TQO3Lo

Session 2.1.9
Practice 2.9:
Post-harvest handling: packing and storage methods
https://youtu.be/icgmv61Pcho

https://youtu.be/szVxzsHjLJU

Session 2.1.10
Practice 2.10:
Marketing
https://youtu.be/o2nTTm_2csw

https://youtu.be/EQNCmcvoQo4

Session 2.1.11
Practice 2.11: Value addition in flowers
https://youtu.be/P_knrLX8uow
https://youtu.be/kLYkhpLl7_k

Session 2.1.12
Practice 2.12:
Visit to commercial protected floriculture unit
https://youtu.be/9Zm3reeR0PU
https://youtu.be/CiR5HQL0-C8

Session 2.1.13
Practice 2.13:
Project preparation

3. ASHA 4206. Production management of medicinal and aromatic crops (0-3-0)

Session 3.1.1
Practice 3.1: Crops: Coleus, Sarpagandha, Aloevera, Lemongrass, Mint
https://youtu.be/7uvKhNiBkFs
https://youtu.be/fG6ddBAyE3I

Session 3.1.2
Practice 3.2:
Land preparation
https://youtu.be/lamDcqOVW80

Session 3.1.5
Practice 3.5:
Incorporation of mulching material
https://youtu.be/5Uyvjf8gv4k
https://youtu.be/xR36VTlBuDw

Session 3.1.4
Practice 3.4:
Raising of seedling and nursery management
https://youtu.be/Hqlx2bktIPg

Session 3.1.3
Practice 3.3: Seed treatment

https://youtu.be/_UQlPQjbuSU

Session 3.1.6
Practice 3.6:
Nutrient, water, weed, plant-protectant management
https://youtu.be/3vobB3TO5ws

Session 3.1.7
Practice 3.7:
Application of micronutrients
https://youtu.be/FgeGTTio6eY

Session 3.1.8
Practice 3.8:
Special Horticultural operation
https://youtu.be/t50tbpApiO0

Session 3.1.9
Practice 3.9:
Harvest and Post-harvest handling
https://youtu.be/dGPFhCyCK1Y
https://youtu.be/1Unk9yqRvC4

Session 3.1.10
Practice 3.10:
Marketing
https://youtu.be/geILJe0qvZI

Session 3.1.11
Practice 3.11:
visit to a commercial unit
https://youtu.be/I5hV01uxRNk

List of Projects/ papers/jobs/products to be done in the domain:
1. Protected cultivation of vegetable crops & Marketing
2. High density planting and management
3. Marketing and cost analysis
4. Publication

Our Main Teachers

Assistant Professor (Horticulture) in Centurion University of Technology and Management. Aspiring for a technical growth oriented career where my knowledge is fully utilized to impact the organization development and enrich my professional skills.

  Ms. Basabadatta Sahu, working as Assistant Professor in Department of Horticulture, MS Swaminathan School of Agriculture.She has good knowledge of working in production of vegetable crops and nursery. Good experience of imparting training to farmers.