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SYLLABU-Field Crop Production-1

DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY

Patuakhali Science and Technology University

DUMKI, PATUAKHALI

Subject: Agronomy

Credit hour : 21

SYLLABUS OF B. Sc. Ag. (Hons.) Courses

Course code: AGR 325

Course Title: Field Crop Production-1
Credit hour: 2+1

Offering semester: Winter/Autumn

Batch of Student entitled: L3-6th

Course Content

THEORETICAL

PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY OF CROPS : Production technology of the following field crops with reference to economic importance, origin, area and production, growth stages, climate and soil requirements, species, cultivars, cultivation practices, post harvest operations and cost of production :

Cereal Crops: Rice, Wheat, Barley, Maize, Foxtail millet, Proso-millet and

Pearl millet.

Sugar crops: Sugarcane and Sugarbeet.

Pulse crops: Lentil, Mungbean, Black gram, Grass pea, Chickpea and Pigeon

pea. Cowpea.

Oil seed crops : Mustard, Groundnut, Soybean, Sesame, Niger, Linseed, Safflower,Sunflower and Castor.

Practical

1.Raising a crop in individual plot and studying the crop phenology.

2.Preparation of nursery bed for rice.

3.Raising sugarcane seedling in poly bag and seedbed.

4. Practising Lateral Shoot Technique(LST) for raising sugarcane seedling.

5.Practising different methods of planting sugarcane.

6.Practising intercultural operations in different crops included in the course.

7.Observation on harvest symptoms of cereal, sugar, pulse and oil seed crops.

8. Computation of production cost of crops.

9.Calculations related to crop production technique(plant population, fertilizer requirement, water requirement & yield estimation)

10. Visit to a sugar mill.

Books and Periodicals Recommended

Text Books

1.Hughes,H.D. and Metcalfe.1972. Crop Production.The Macmillan Company, New York.

2.Kipps,M.S.1978.Production of Field Crops.6th Edition.Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. Ltd., New Delhi, India.

3.Martin,J.H.; Leonard, W.H. and Stamp, D.L. 1976.Principles of Field Crop Production.3rd Edition. Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc. New York.

4. Singh,C. 1993.Modern Techniques of Raising Field Crops. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, India.

5. Thakur, C. 1980. Scientific Crop Production. Vol. I & 2. Metropolitan Book Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

Reference Books

1.Ahmed,N.1984.Bangladesher Dal Chaser Pathpanji. FAO/UNDP Strengthing the Agricultural Extension Service Project, Khamar Bari Farm Gate, Dhaka.

2.Babu,C.N.1990.Sugarcane.Allied Publishers Ltd.A-104.Mayapuri 11,New Delhi 110064.

3.Grist, D. H. 1965. Rice. Longman Green and Co. London W. I.

4.Khaleque,M.A.1985. Production of Oil crops in Bangladesh. Dept. of Agricultural Extension, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

5.Leonard, W. H. and Martin, J. H. 1963. Cereal crops. The Machmillan Book Co. New

York.