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Crash Course - Teaching Outline for Agriculture For CUET UG ICAR Exam

Crash Course - Teaching Outline for Agriculture For CUET UG ICAR Exam: 30 lectures , 2 Months

Lecture 1: Introduction to Agrometeorology

  • Elements of weather: rainfall, temperature, humidity, wind velocity, sunshine
  • Basics of weather forecasting and its importance in agriculture

Lecture 2: Climate Change and Crop Production

  • Understanding climate change impacts on agriculture
  • Adaptation strategies for crop production

Lecture 3: Basics of Genetics

  • Cell structure and function
  • Cell division: mitosis and meiosis, their significance in genetics

Lecture 4: Genetic Material and Chromosomes

  • Organization of genetic materials in chromosomes
  • DNA and RNA structures and functions

Lecture 5: Mendel’s Laws and Genetic Linkage

  • Mendel’s laws of inheritance and their significance
  • Discussion on linkage and absence of linkage in Mendel’s experiments

Lecture 6: Variations in Genetics

  • Quantitative inheritance, continuous and discontinuous variation
  • Monogenic and polygenic inheritance

Lecture 7: Plant Breeding Techniques

  • Introduction to plant breeding and its significance
  • Breeding methods for field crops: introduction, selection

Lecture 8: Advanced Plant Breeding Techniques

  • Hybridization, mutation, and polyploidy
  • Tissue and cell culture in plant breeding

Lecture 9: Plant Biotechnology

  • Definition, scope, and applications in crop production

Lecture 10: Biochemistry in Agriculture

  • pH and buffers, macromolecules: carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, enzymes

Lecture 11: Introduction to Microbiology in Agriculture

  • Microbial cell structure, diversity of microorganisms
  • Role of microorganisms in agriculture: respiration, fermentation, decomposition

Lecture 12: Livestock Production: Scope and Importance

  • Role of livestock in agriculture and industry
  • Overview of the White Revolution in India

Lecture 13: Breeds and Distribution of Livestock in India

  • Important Indian and exotic breeds of cows, buffaloes, and poultry
  • Distribution and significance

Lecture 14: Livestock Housing and Management

  • Systems of cattle and poultry housing
  • Principles of feeding and balanced rations

Lecture 15: Livestock Care and Disease Management

  • Management of different stages of livestock (calves, milch animals, poultry)
  • Common diseases and their prevention

Lecture 16: Artificial Insemination and its Role

  • Understanding artificial insemination, semen collection and preservation
  • Role in cattle improvement

Lecture 17: Livestock Products: Processing and Marketing

  • Overview of milk and milk product processing
  • Marketing strategies

Lecture 18: Crop Production Targets and Achievements

  • Foodgrain production in India: past, present, and future
  • Sustainable crop production and commercialization

Lecture 19: Classification of Field Crops

  • Based on utility: cereals, pulses, oilseeds, etc.
  • Importance of crop classification

Lecture 20: Soil, Soil Fertility, and Manures

  • Soil types, pH, texture, structure, health
  • Essential plant nutrients and their functions

Lecture 21: Fertilizers and Integrated Nutrient Management

  • Types of fertilizers and their application
  • Concept and importance of integrated nutrient management

Lecture 22: Irrigation and Water Management

  • Sources and scheduling of irrigation
  • Water requirement of crops, methods of irrigation

Lecture 23: Weed Control Strategies

  • Principles and methods of weed control
  • Integrated weed management

Lecture 24: Crop Management and Cultivation Practices

  • Seed bed preparation, seed treatment, sowing methods
  • Fertilizer application, irrigation, and weed control

Lecture 25: Pest and Disease Management in Crops

  • Common pests and diseases: identification and control
  • Integrated pest management strategies

Lecture 26: Harvesting and Post-Harvest Management

  • Techniques of harvesting, threshing, storage
  • Processing and marketing of major field crops

Lecture 27: Introduction to Horticulture

  • Importance of horticulture in diet and economy
  • Crop diversification and the processing industry

Lecture 28: Orchard Management and Kitchen Gardening

  • Orchard location, layout, and kitchen garden importance
  • Planting system, training, and protection methods

Lecture 29: Cultivation Practices of Fruits and Vegetables

  • Practices for mango, papaya, banana, guava, citrus, grapes
  • Radish, carrot, potato, onion, cauliflower, brinjal, tomato, spinach, cabbage

Lecture 30: Flower Cultivation and Food Preservation

  • Cultivation of gladiolus, canna, chrysanthemums, roses, marigold
  • Principles of fruit and vegetable preservation, preparation of jellies, jams, ketchup, chips


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