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SYLLABU-Field Crop Production-2

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 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)

Course Content

THEORETICAL

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 Guinea grass.

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.

PRACTCAL

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

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. Banerjee,,B.1993.Tea-Production and Processing. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, Bombay. Calcutta.

2. Crown , H. B. and ware, J. B. 1958. Cotton. McGraw- Hill Book Co. Inc. New York, Toronto, London.

3. Eden, T. 1953. Tea. Longman and Co. London.

4. Kundu, D. Basak, K.C. and sarker, P. D. 1959. Jute in India . Indian Central jute committee,

calcutta, India.

5. Teaser, M. B. 1988. Physiological Basis of Crop growth and Development. American

Society of Agronomy. Madison, Wisconsin, USA.