Agronomy of Major Cereals and Pulses

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Dr. Triptesh Mondal

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Course Name :

Agronomy of Major Cereals and Pulses

Course Code: AGRO 0506  (2+1)

Course Objectives

  1. To teach the crop husbandry of major cereals and pulses
  2. To aware about some advanced technologies useful in the production of major cereals and pulses

Course Outcomes

  1. Basic knowledge of major cereals and pulses growing in the country
  2. A wide scope for employment in agricultural and allied sectors, skill development and entrepreneurship

Course Syllabus

Theory

  1. Wheat : origin and history, area and production, classification, improved varieties, adaptability, climate, soil, water and cultural requirements, nutrition, quality components, handling and processing of the produce for maximum production
  2. Barley : origin and history, area and production, classification, improved varieties, adaptability, climate, soil, water and cultural requirements, nutrition, quality components, handling and processing of the produce for maximum production
  3. Oat : origin and history, area and production, classification, improved varieties, adaptability, climate, soil, water and cultural requirements, nutrition, quality components, handling and processing of the produce for maximum production
  4. Rice : origin and history, area and production, classification, improved varieties, adaptability, climate, soil, water and cultural requirements, nutrition, quality components, handling and processing of the produce for maximum production
  5. Maize : origin and history, area and production, classification, improved varieties, adaptability, climate, soil, water and cultural requirements, nutrition, quality components, handling and processing of the produce for maximum production
  6. Chickpea : origin and history, area and production, classification, improved varieties, adaptability, climate, soil, water and cultural requirements, nutrition, quality components, handling and processing of the produce for maximum production
  7. Lentil : origin and history, area and production, classification, improved varieties, adaptability, climate, soil, water and cultural requirements, nutrition, quality components, handling and processing of the produce for maximum production
  8. Field pea : origin and history, area and production, classification, improved varieties, adaptability, climate, soil, water and cultural requirements, nutrition, quality components, handling and processing of the produce for maximum production
  9. Lathyrus : origin and history, area and production, classification, improved varieties, adaptability, climate, soil, water and cultural requirements, nutrition, quality components, handling and processing of the produce for maximum production
  10. Redgram : origin and history, area and production, classification, improved varieties, adaptability, climate, soil, water and cultural requirements, nutrition, quality components, handling and processing of the produce for maximum production
  11. Cluster bean : origin and history, area and production, classification, improved varieties, adaptability, climate, soil, water and cultural requirements, nutrition, quality components, handling and processing of the produce for maximum production
  12. Greengram : origin and history, area and production, classification, improved varieties, adaptability, climate, soil, water and cultural requirements, nutrition, quality components, handling and processing of the produce for maximum production
  13. Blackgram : origin and history, area and production, classification, improved varieties, adaptability, climate, soil, water and cultural requirements, nutrition, quality components, handling and processing of the produce for maximum production

Practical

  1. Phenological studies at different growth stages of crop
  2. Estimation of crop yield on the basis of yield attributes
  3. Formulation of cropping schemes for various farm sizes and calculation and rotational intensities
  4. Working out with growth indices (CGR, RGR, NAR, LAI, LAD, LAR, LWR, SLA, SLW etc.)
  5. Assessment of land use and yield advantage (Rotational intensity, Cropping intensity, Diversity index, Sustainable yield index, Crop equivalent yield, Land equivalent ratio, Aggressivity, Relative crowding coefficient, Competition ratio, Area time equivalent ratio etc.)
  6. Estimation of protein content in pulses; Planning and layout of field experiments
  7. Judging of physiological maturity in different crops
  8. Intercultural operations in different crops
  9. Determination of cost of cultivation of different crops
  10. Working out harvest index of various crops
  11. Study of seed production techniques in selected crops
  12. Visit of field experiments on cultural, fertilizer, weed control and water management aspects
  13. Visit to nearby villages for identification of constraints in crop production 

 

References

1. Reddy, S.R. and ReddiRamu. 5th edition. Agronomy of Field Crops, Kalyani Publishers, Ludhiana.
2. Chidda Singh, Singh, P. and Singh, R. 2003. Modern Techniques of Raising Field Crops. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
3. Rajendra Prasad (ed.), 2004. Text Book of Field Crop Production, Commercial Crops, Volume -II. ICAR, New Delhi.</p>ure : concept and numerical  Amit Bhatnagar

Session Plan

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Wheat 3

wheat 3

Sowing methods of wheat

Experiment 1

SOWING METHOD OF WHEAT

Identification of weeds in rabi season crops

Identification of weeds in rabi season crops

Experiment 3

Study of morphological characteristics of rabi crops

Experiment 4

morphological characteristics

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Lentil

lentil 7

lentil

Session 8

Field peas

field pea 8

field pea

Session 10

Rapeseed & mustard

mustard and rapeseed 10

mustard

Session 11

Sunflower

sunflower 11

sunflower

Study of oil extraction

Experiment 9

OIL EXTRACTION

Session 12

Session 14

Sugarcane 3

Sagrcane 3

Product of sugarcane

Sowing methods of sugarcane

Experiment 2

Study of yield contributing characters of rabi season crops

YIELD ATTRIBUTE

Experiment 5

Yield and juice quality analysis of sugarcane

Experiment 6

Yield and juice quality analysis of sugarcane

Session 15

Session 16

Forage crops- Berseem & Lucerne

forage barseem

importance of forage and fodder

Barseem

Session 17

Session 18

Session 19

Session 20

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