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Sagar Maitra

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Domain Track Title : Smart Agriculture

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

Courses Division(list all divisions):

Track courses (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)

Project Courses (0-9-0)

1. Management of high-value cut-flowers (0-3-0)
2. Management of crops in hydroponics (0-3-0)
3. Use of smart tools for precision crop management (0-3-0)

AELP Linked Project Courses (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

Domain Track 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

Domain Track 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

Domain Syllabus:
Track Courses (3-6-0):


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


Theory

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

Practice

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 – microirrigation and fertigation
1.2 Intercultural operations, tools and equipments identification and application
1.3 Raising of nursery-portrays
1.4 Micro irrigation

Track Course-2: ASHE 3102: Protected cultivation of vegetable crops (1-2-0)

Theory

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

Practice

2.1 Methods to control temperature, CO2, light, media,
2.2 Fertigation and nutrient management
2.3 Control of insect-pests and disease in greenhouse
2.4 Economics of protected cultivation
2.5 Visit to established green/polyhouse/net house/shade house

Track Course-3: ASHE 3203 High-tech fruit culture (1-2-0)

Theory

3.1 High Density Planting

3.1.1 Mango

3.1.2 Banana

3.1.3 Guava

3.1.4 Bear

3.1.5 Apple

3.2 Canopy management
3.2.1 Mango

3.2.2 Guava

3.2.3 Grape
3.3 Precision farming in fruit crops
3.4 Mechanized harvesting

Practice

3.1 Nursery management of fruit crops

3.1.1 Mango

3.1.2 Guava

3.1.3 Papaya

3.2 High density planting

3.3 Different methods training and pruing

3.4 Canapy management of Mango and Guava

Practice Courses (0-9-0)

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

Module 1: Gerbera

1.1.1 Bed preparation for gerbera
1.1.2 Seedling treatment and planting of saplings of gerbera
1.1.3 Management of gerbera inside the polyhouse
1.1.4 Pest-disease management of gerbera
1.1.5 Harvest and post-harvest care of gerbera

Module 2: Dutch rose

1.2.1 Bed preparation for Dutch rose
1.2.2 Seedling treatment and planting of saplings of Dutch rose
1.2.3 Management of Dutch rose inside the polyhouse
1.2.4 Pest-disease management of Dutch rose
1.2.5 Harvest and post-harvest care of Dutch rose

Module 3: Dendrobium orchid

1.3.1 Bed preparation for Dendrobium orchid
1.3.2 Seedling treatment and planting of saplings of Dendrobium orchid
1.3.3 Management of Dendrobium orchid inside the polyhouse
1.3.4 Pest-disease management of Dendrobium orchid
1.3.5 Harvest and post-harvest care of Dendrobium orchid

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

Module 1: Spinach

2.1.1 Nursery raising
2.1.2 Filling of media in mesh pots
2.1.3 Preparation of nutrient solution
2.1.4 Management of crop
2.1.5 Harvest and post-harvest care

Module 2: Lettuce

2.2.1 Nursery raising
2.2.2 Filling of media in mesh pots
2.2.3 Preparation of nutrient solution
2.2.4 Management of crop
2.2.5 Harvest and post-harvest care

Module 3: Coriander

2.3.1 Filling of media in mesh pots
2.3.2 Preparation of nutrient solution
2.3.3 Sowing of seeds
2.3.4 Management of crop
2.3.5 Harvest and post-harvest care

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

Module 1: Use of Apps

3.1.1 Operation of Apps for decision making (Paddy Predict)

3.1.2 crop monitoring and management (Kalgudi)

Module 2: Precision rice cultivation

3.2.1 Visit rice field for crop monitoring

3.2.2 Visit rice field familiarization with soil physical properties and fertilizers application rate

3.2.3 Visit rice field recording of observations on pest–disease incidence and management

3.2.4 Crop cutting and yield estimation

Module 3: Drone based crop management

3.3.1 Drone: Description, parts of drone and their functions

3.2.2 SOP of drone and Operation of drone

3.2.3 Drone-based crop monitoring and management

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

Session Plan for Entire Domain:

Session Plan for Track Course-1:
Applied hi-tech horticulture (1-2-0):

Session 1.1

Session 1.2

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

Hi-tech nursery management

Hi-tech nursery management2

Hi-tech nursery management Youtube link

Session 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

SYSTEM OF PLANTING 2

SYSTEM OF PLANTING youtube link

Session 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 Cultivation

protected cultivation - Methods and technique

protected cultivation - Methods and technique youtube link

Session 1.5

Module 1.5: Micro-irrigation systems and its components
Practical 1.5: Micro-irrigation

Micro Irrigation System

Micro Irrigation System youtube link

Session 1.6

Module 1.6: EC, pH based fertilizer scheduling
Practical 1.6: EC, pH based fertilizer scheduling

EC and pH based fertilization

EC and pH based fertilization youtube link

Session 1.7

Module 1.7: Canopy management
Practical 1.7: canopy management

Canopy Management

Canopy Management youtube link

Session 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

PRECISION FARMING youtube link

Session 1.9

Module 1.9: High-density orcharding

High density planting

Session 1.10

Module 1.10: mechanized harvesting of produce

Mechanized harvesting

Mechanized harvesting pdf

Session Plan for Track Course-2:
Protected cultivation of vegetable crops (1-2-0):

Session 2.1

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

Importance and scope of protected cultivation of vegetable crops youtube link

Session 2.2

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

Regulatory structures used in protected structures

Regulatory structures used in protected structures youtube link

Session 2.3

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

Effect of environmental factors, viz. temperature, light, CO2 and humidity on growth of different vegetables youtube link

Session 2.4

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

environmental control inside poly house youtube link

Session 2.5

Module 2.5: Fertigation
Practical 2.5: Fertigation and nutrient management

Fertigation
DRIP IRRIGATION

DRIP IRRIGATION youtube link

Session 2.6

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

Types of benches and containers used in protected cultivation youtube link

Session 2.7

Module 2.7: Different media for growing nursery
Practical 2.7: Methods to control media

Different media for growing nursery

Different media for growing nursery youtube link

Session 2.8

Session 2.9

Session 2.10

Session Plan for Track Course-3:
High tech fruit culture (1-2-0):

Session 3.1

Module 3.1: High Density Planting - Mango, Banana
Practical 3.1: High density planting

HIGH DENSITY PLANTING IN MANGO

HIGH DENSITY PLANTING IN Banana

HIGH DENSITY PLANTING IN Mango and Banana youtube link

Session 3.2

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

High density planting in Guava and Ber Youtube link

Session 3.3

Module 3.3: High-Density Planting - Apple
Practical 3.3: Different methods of pruning

High Density Planting in Apple

High Density Planting in Apple youtube link

Session 3.4

Module 3.4: Canopy management - Mango, Guava
Practical 3.4: Canopy management of Mango
Practical 3.5: Canopy management of Guava

CANOPY MANAGEMENT IN MANGO AND GUAVA

CANOPY MANAGEMENT IN MANGO AND GUAVA youtube link

Session 3.5

Module 3.5: Canopy management - Grape, Apple
Practical 3.6: Canopy management of Citrus

canopy management in grape and apple

canopy management in grape and apple youtube link

Session 3.6

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

Precision Farming and its application in grapes youtube link

Session 3.7

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

Precision Farming in mango youtube link

Session 3.8

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

Precision Farming in citrus and papaya youtube link

Session 3.9

Module 3.9: Mechanized harvesting in fruit crops

Mechanized harvesting

Mechanized harvesting in fruit crops youtube link

Session 3.10

Session Plan for Practice course:

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

Session 1.1.1

Session 1.1.2

Seedling treatment and planting of saplings of gerbera

Gerbera_Planting_2

Planting of seedling

Session 1.1.3

Management of gerbera inside the polyhouse

Gerbera_management3

Fertilizer

Irrigation

Session 1.1.4

Session 1.1.5

Harvest and post harvest care of gerbera

Gerbera_harvest_PHT_5

Gerbera harvest and post harvest care

Session 1.2.1

Bed preparation for ductch rose

Dutchrose_1

Session 1.2.2

Seedling treatment and planting of saplings of Dutch rose

Dutcheose_2

Session 1.2.3

Management of Dutch rose inside the polyhouse

Dutchrose_3

Session 1.2.4

Session 1.2.5

Harvest and post harvest care of Dutch rose

Dutchrose_5

Dutch rose harvest and post harvest care

Session 1.3.1

Media preparation for Dendrobium

Dendrobium_1

eBook on Dendrobium orchid

Session 1.3.2

Seedling treatment and planting of saplings of Dendrobium

Dendrobium_2

Session 1.3.3

Management of Dendrobium inside the polyhouse

Dendrobium_3

Dendrobium Management

Session 1.3.4

Pest-disease management of Dendrobium

Dendrobium_4

Session 1.3.5

Harvest and post-harvest care of Dendrobium

Dendrobium_5

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

Session 2.1.1

Session 2.1.2

Session 2.1.3

Session 2.1.4

Session 2.1.5

Session 2.2.1

Session 2.2.2

Filling of media in mesh pots for lettuce

02HYDROPONICS Lettuce_Growing media

Hydroponic Net-Cup Inserts

Session 2.2.3

Session 2.2.4

Session 2.2.5

Harvest and post-harvest care of lettuce

05HYDROPONICS Lettuce_Harvesting

Harvesting Hydroponic Bibb Lettuce

Session 2.3.1

Filling of media in mesh pots for coriander

02HYDROPONICS Coriander_Growing media

Hydroponic Net-Cup Inserts

Session 2.3.2

Session 2.3.3

Session 2.3.4

Session 2.3.5

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

Session 3.1.1

Operation of Apps for decision making (Paddy Predict); crop monitoring and management (Kalgudi)

Session 3.1.2

Use of Paddy Predict and Kalugudi apps at farmers’ field

Session 3.2.1

Visit rice field for crop monitoring

Rice_1

Session 3.2.2

Visit rice field familiarization with soil physical properties and fertilizers application rate

Rice_2

Session 3.2.3

Visit rice field recording of observations on pest–disease incidence and management

Rice_3

Session 3.2.4

Crop cutting and yield estimation

Rice_4

Session 3.3.1

Description, parts of drone and their functions

Drone_parts

Drone components

Session 3.3.2

SOP of drone and operation of drone

Drone_SoP

used as precision farming

Session 3.3.3

drone- based crop monitoring and management

drone -application

Application in agriculture

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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Sagar Maitra

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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) […]