Production Technology of Fruits and Plantation Crops


Dr. M. Viswanath


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Course Name : Production Technology of Fruits and Plantation Crops

Code(Credit) : ASHO 2102 (1-1-0)

Course Objectives

  • To provide technical and scientific cultivation practices of different fruit and plantation crops.
  • To provide field knowledge and acquaint the students with practical field

Learning Outcomes

  • To learn about scope and importance of fruits and plantation crops.
  • Students will know more about origin, area, climate, soil, improved varieties and cultivation practices such as time and methods of sowing, transplanting techniques, planting distance, fertilizer requirements, irrigation, weed management, harvesting and yield of different fruits and plantation crops.
  • To learn about the Physiological disorders of important fruits and plantation crops.
  • To learn technical cultivation practices of major fruit crops - mango, banana, citrus, grape, guava, litchi, papaya, apple, pear and peach.
  • To learn technical cultivation practices of minor fruit crops-pineapple, pomegranate, jackfruit, strawberry.
  • To learn technical cultivation practices of plantation crops-coconut, arecanut, cashew, tea, coffee & rubber.

Course Syllabus

Theory Importance and scope of fruit and plantation crop industry in India; High density planting; Use of rootstocks; Production technologies for the cultivation of major fruits-mango, banana, citrus, grape, guava, litchi, papaya, apple, pear, peach and; minor fruits- pineapple, pomegranate, jackfruit, strawberry, nut crops; plantation crops-coconut, arecanut, cashew, tea, coffee & rubber. Practical Seed propagation.Scarification and stratification of seeds.Propagation methods for fruit and plantation crops including Micro-propagation.Description and identification of fruit.Preparation of plant bio regulators and their uses, Pests, diseases and physiological disorders of above fruit and plantation crops, Visit to commercial orchard. References 1. Bose, T.K. and Mitra, S.K. 1990. Fruits-Tropical and Sub-tropical. Naya Prakashan, Calcutta. 2. Chattopadhya, P.K. 2012. Text Book on Pomology (Fundamentals of Fruit Growing). Kalyani Publishers, Ludhiana. 3. Bijendra Singh. 2012. Horticulture at a Glance. Kalyani Publishers, Ludhiana. 4. Parthasarathy,V.A., P.K. Chattopadhyay and Bose, T.K. 2006. Plantation Crops.Vol I and II. Parthasankar basu       Naya Udyog, Kolkata. 5. Kumar, N., Abdul Khader,J.B.M.,Rangaswamy, P. and Irulappan,I. 2004. Introduction to Spices, Plantation crops, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co.,New Delhi.

Session Plan

Session 1

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Practice Session 1

Propagation of mango
Propagation of mango

Session 2

Production Technology of Banana
Session 2 Banana
Cultivation of Banana

Practice Session 2

Propagation of banana and micro-propagation of fruit crops
Propagation of banana
Micro-propagation of fruit crops 

Session 3

Production Technology of Citrus
Session 3 Citrus
Cultivation of citrus 

Practice Session 3

Propagation of citrus
Citrus propagation

Session 4

Production Technology of Grapes
Session 4 Grapes
Grape cultivation

Practice Session 4

Propagation of guava and pineapple
Propagation of pineapple
Propagation of guava

Session 7

Production Technology of Pear, Peach and Strawberry
Session 7 Pear, Preach and Strawberry
Pear Cultivation
Peach Cultivation
Cultivation of Strawberry

Session 8

Production Technology of Cashew nut and Coconut
Session 8 Cashewnut and Coconut
Cultivation of cashew nut
Cultivation of Coconut

Practice Session 5

Propagation of Cashew nut and Coconut
Propagation of cashew
Propagation of coconut

Session 9

Production Technology of Arecanut and Tea
Session 9 Arecanut and Tea
Cultivation of Areacnut
Cultivation of Tea

Session 10

Production Technology of Coffee and Rubber
Session 10 Coffee and Rubber
Cultivation of Coffee
Cultivation of Rubber

Practice Session 6

Study and identification of different fruits and plantation crops

Practice Session 7

Techniques of seed propagation.
Techniques for breaking seed dormancy
Techniques of breaking seed dormancy
Seed dormancy

Practice Session 8

Identification of different physiological disorders, diseases and pests of fruit crops and use of Plant Growth Regulators - Types & its Role in Plant Growth (

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Dr. M. Viswanath

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Dr. M. Viswanath is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture, M. S. Swaminathan School of Agriculture, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Paralakhemundi campus, Odissa. He has completed B.Sc. from College of Horticulture, Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University, A.P. Pursued M.Sc. (Horticulture) from College of Horticulture, Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University, A.P. and carried out research work on topic entitled "Effect of different edible coatings and storage temperatures on quality and shelf life of ready-to-eat arils of pomegranate cv. Bhagwa packed in clamshells" under the guidance of Dr. B. Srinivasulu Principal scientist & Head, Fruit Research Station, Ananthapurum, A.P. He completed his Ph.D in the Dept. of Fruit Science (Horticulture) and under took research work entitled "Standardization of regeneration from immature male flower buds of banana cv. Karpura Chakkarakeli (AAB) and assessment of Genetic Fidelity" under the guidence of Dr. B.V.K. Bhagavan Principal scientist & Head, Banana research station, Kovvur. He has qualified with ICAR-ASRB-NET with 66.60% accuracy. Published research articles and book chapters in national and international journals and also attended many national and international conferences.