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Fundamentals of Agronomy

Fundamentals of Agronomy 


  1. Agronomy and Its Scope, 
  2. Seeds and Sowing, 
  3. Tillage and Tilth, 
  4. Crop Density and Geometry, 
  5. Crop Nutrition, 
  6. Manures and Fertilizers, 
  7. Nutrient Use Efficiency, 
  8. Water Resources, 
  9. Soil-plant-water Relationship, 
  10. Crop Water Requirement, 
  11. Water Use Efficiency, 
  12. Irrigation- Scheduling Criteria and Methods, 
  13. Quality of Irrigation Water, Logging. 
  14. Weeds- Importance, Classification, 
  15. Crop Weed Competition, 
  16. Concepts of Weed Management Principles and Methods, 
  17. Herbicides- Classification, 
  18. Selectivity and Resistance, 
  19. Allelopathy. 
  20. Growth and Development of Crops, 
  21. Factors Affecting Growth and Development, 
  22. Plant Ideotypes, 
  23. Crop Rotation and Its Principles, 
  24. Adaptation and Distribution of Crops, 
  25. Crop Management Technologies in Problematic Areas, 
  26. Harvesting and Threshing of Crops. 


  1. Identification of crops, seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and tillage implements, 
  2. Study of agro climatic zones of India, 
  3. Identification of weeds in crops, 
  4. Methods of herbicide and fertilizer application, 
  5. Study of yield contributing characters and yield estimation, 
  6. Seed germination and viability test, 
  7. Numerical exercises on fertilizer requirement, plant population, herbicides and water requirement, 
  8. Use of tillage implements-reversible plough, one way plough, harrow, leveler, seed drill, Study of soil moisture measuring devices, 
  9. Measurement of field capacity, bulk density and infiltration rate, 
  10. Measurement of irrigation water.

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