DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY
Patuakhali Science and
Credit hour : 21
SYLLABUS OF B. Sc. Ag. (Hons.)Courses
Course code: AGR 416
Course Title: Field Crop Production-2
Credit hour: 2+1
Offering semester: Winter/Autumn
Batch of Student entitled: 7th Semester (L-4, S-II)
PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY OF CROPS: Production technology of the following field crops with reference to economic importance, origin, area and production in world and Bangladesh, growth stages, climate and soil requirements, species, cultivars, cultivation practices, and post harvest operations and cost of production :
Fibre crops : Jute, Cotton, Sunhemp, Kenaf and Mesta.
Beverage crops : Tea and Coffee
Narcotic crops : Tobacco
Green manuring crops : Dhaincha, Sunhemp and Cowpea
Fodder crops : Maize, Sorghum, Grasspea, Cowpea, Napier grass, Para grass and
YELD AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT OF CROPS : Concept. Agronomic means of increasing yield and quality of crops.
MANAGEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS IN FIELD CROPS: Drought, Waterlogging , submergence, high temperature, low temperature, mineral and combined stress.
1. Raising a crop in individual plot and studying the crop phenology.
2.Preparation of nursery bed for tobacco.
3.Production of green manuring crops, its biomass estimation and incorporation in soil.
4. Computation of production cost of crops.
5.Preparation and preservation of silage.
6.Observation on maturity symptoms of fibre, beverage , narcotic and fodder crops.
7.Evaluation of the effect of different environmental stress on crops.
8.Calculations related to crop production technique
9.Practicing intercultural operations in different crops.
10.Visit to a tea garden and tea processing centre.
Books and Periodicals Recommended
1.Hughes,H.D. and Metcalfe.1972. Crop Production.The Macmillan
2.Kipps,M.S.1978.Production of Field Crops.6th Edition.Tata McGraw-Hill
Publishing Co. Ltd.,
3.Martin,J.H.; Leonard, W.H. and Stamp, D.L. 1976.Principles of Field Crop
Production.3rd Edition. Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc.
4.Singh,C. 1993.Modern Techniques of Raising Field Crops.
Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.
5. Thakur, C. 1980. Scientific Crop Production. Vol. I &2. Metropolitan Book Co. Pvt.
1. Banerjee,,B.1993.Tea-Production and Processing.
2. Crown , H. B. and ware, J. B. 1958. Cotton. McGraw- Hill Book Co. Inc.
3. Eden, T. 1953. Tea. Longman and Co.
4. Kundu, D. Basak, K.C. and sarker, P. D. 1959. Jute in
5. Teaser, M. B. 1988. Physiological Basis of Crop growth and Development. American
Society of Agronomy.