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Course Title

Crop Production Technology-I (Kharif Crops)

Course Code AAG 301


Lecture : 01

Practical : 01
Course Credit Tutorial : 00

Total : 02

Course Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:


• Know the Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and climatic
requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield of Kharif crops.
• Identify weeds in Kharif season crops.
• To understand the yield attributing characters of kharif crops and Estimate yield of
kharif crops.
• Acquire skill and technique involve in field and crop observation.
• Students will awareness of the nature of field crop production including the
knowledge, skills and abilities required for field crop production.
• Carry out field observations, including sowing-methods, depth, plant density, Nursery
bed and transplanting, Crop density and geometry, Optimum plant population.
• To encourage the development of employability skills in field crop production.
• Understand about the procedure of harvesting and threshing of crops.

Detailed Syllabus
Sr. No. Hours
Name of chapter & Details Allotted
THEORY
1 Rice - Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and climatic 1
requirements.
Rice - varieties, cultural practices and yield.
2 1
Maize-Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and climatic
3 requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield. 1
Sorghum -Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and
4 climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield. 1

Pearl millet - Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and


5 climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield 1

Vari (little millet) -Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil


6 and climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield 1

Kodomillet -Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and


7 climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield 1

Fingermillet -Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and


8 climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield 1
Pigeonpea-Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and
9 climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield. 1
10 Greengram-Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and 1
climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield.
11 Blackgram-Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and 1
climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield.

12 Clusterbean-Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and 1


climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield.
13 Groundnut-Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and 1
climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield
14 Castor-Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and climatic 1
requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield
15 Sesame-Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and climatic 1
requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield
16 Soybean-Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and 1
climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield
17 Cotton-Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and climatic 1
requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield
18 Jute-Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and climatic 1
requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield.
19 Fodder sorghum and fodder maize-Origin, geographical distribution, economic 1
importance, soil and climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield
20 Cowpea-Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and climatic 1
requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield
21 Napier hybrid-Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and 1
climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield
22 Bidi tobacco-Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and 1
climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield
23 Sunhemp and Dhaincha-Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, 1
soil and climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield

Total 23
PRACTICAL
1 Identification of crops and seed 1
2 Field layout of Groundnut and Cotton cultivation 1
3 Seed treatment and sowing of major crops 1
4 Effect of seed size on germination and seedling vigour of kharif crops 1
5 Effect of sowing depth and methods on germination crops 1
6 To study various methods of fertilizer application 1
7 Study of growth and yield attributing characters 1
8 Visit to the agronomic and forage experiments 1
9 Numerical exercise on fertilizer, seed requirement and plant population 1
10 To work out the cost of cultivation 1
Total 10

Reference Books:
1. Agrobios (India), Jodhpur
2. Reddy, T. Yellamanda and Reddy, G.H. Sankara. 2016. Principles of Agronomy (2nd edition), Kalyani
Publishers, Ludhiana
3. Gupta, O.P. 2005. Weed Management: Principles and Practices (2nd Ed) Agrobios (India) Jodhpur
4. Rajendra Prasad. Textbook of Field Crops Production
5. Mukund Joshi. Textbook of Field Crops
6. Singh, Chhidda; Singh P. and Singh, R. 2003. Modern Techniques of Raising Field Crops, Oxford & IBH
Publishing Co., New Delhi.
7. Singh, S.S. 1998, Crop Management: Under irrigated and rainfed conditions.
8. Singh, S.S. 1993, Principles and Practices of Agronomy, Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi.
9. Reddy, T.Y. and Reddi, G.H.S. 1993. Principles of Agronomy, Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi.
10. Maiti, S. Hedge, M.R. and Chhattopadhyay, S.B. 1988. Handbook of Annual Oilseed Crops. Oxford & IBH
Publishing Co., New Delhi.
11. Jaiswami, L.H. and Baldeo, B. 1990. Advances in Pulse Production Technology, ICAR, New Delhi.
12. Rathore, P.S. 1999-2000. Techniques and Management of Field Crop Production. Agrobios (India),
Jodhpur.
13. Rathore, P.S. and Sharma, S.K. 2003. Scientific Pulse Production. Yash Publishing House, Bikaner.
14. Reddy, S.R. 2004. Agronomy of Field Crops. Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi.

Additional Resources:

Web sites:
http://www.agrimoon.com/
http://www.agriinfo.in/
eagri.org
http://www.agriglance.com/
http://agritech.tnau.ac.in/