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Syllabus

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 111

Course Title: Introduction to Agriculture and Agronomy

Credit hour: 2+1
Offering semester: Winter/Autumn
Batch of Student entitled: L1-1st

Course content

Theoretical

INTRODUCTION: Concept of Agriculture and Agronomy, origin, history of agriculture, branches of agriculture, scope and importance of agriculture. Topographical classification of land of Bangladesh and crops distribution there in. Basic principles of Agronomy.

CROPS AND CROPPING : Classification of crops. Agronomic and special purpose classification of crops. Cropping of rice, wheat, jute, sugarcane and mustard, cropping seasons of Bangladesh.

AGRICULTURE AND CLIMATE: Geographical location of Bangladesh in agricultural perspective. Concept of climate and weather, weather elements – radiation, temperature, precipitation, humidity – their effects on crop growth and development. Climate of Bangladesh and characteristics, its influence on crop production and distribution. Microclimate and Micrometeorology of major field crops.

CROP GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: Definition of crop growth and development, growth stages and growth patterns of rice, wheat, sugarcane, jute and mustard. Biotic and A biotic factors affecting crop growth and development.

YIELD AND YIELD COMPONENTS OF FIELD CROPS: Definition of yield, biological yield, economic yield, harvest index and yield components. Source-sink relationship. Factors affecting yield and yield components.

Practical

1.Identification of field crops.

2.Raising a crop in individual plot with observation of growth and development .

3.Study on agrometeorological instruments.

4. Study on weather related data.

5.Visit to a meteorological station.

6.Study of micro climate in a crop field.

7.Study of growth and development of different crops.

8. Study of yield and yield components of crops.

Books and Periodicals Recommended

Text Book

1. Alim, A. 1974. An Introduction to Bangladesh Agriculture. 220, Garden Road,

Kawran Bazar, Tejgaon, Dhaka.

2. De, G.C. 1989. Fundamentals of Agronomy. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi.

3. Kabir, M. H.1986. Handbook of Agronomy.40/1, Moneshore Road, Hazaribag, Dhaka.

Reference Book

1. Kakde, J. R. Agricultural Climatology. Metropolitan Book Co. Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi

2. Mavi, H. S. 1994. Introduction to Agrometrology. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. ,

New Delhi.

3. Michael,A.M.1978.Irrigation-Theory and Practice. Vikas publishing House Pvt.Ltd.576 Majid

Road, Jangpura, New Delhi 110014.

4.Morachan , Y. B. 1978. Crop production and management. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt.

Ltd. , New Delhi.

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

of Agronomy. Madison, Wisconsin, USA.