Best ICAR JRF Agronomy Online Course 2023-24


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About the course

  • Validity - 1 Year

  • It is a progressive course, videos and study material
       will be regularly uploaded as per weekly Time Table

Inside the Course
  • Recorded Video Lectures
  • Study Material - PDF
  • Test Series

Course covered the following topics

Unit-1: General

  • Importance of Agriculture in national economy;
  • Basic principles of crop production;
  • Cultivation of rice, wheat, chickpea, pigeon-pea, sugarcane, groundnut, rapeseed and mustard, potato.
  • Major soils of India, role of NPK and their deficiency symptoms.
  • Structure and function of cell organelles; mitosis and meiosis;
  • Mendelian genetics: elementary knowledge of photosynthesis; respiration, photorespiration and transpiration;
  • Structure and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes and vitamins.
  • Major pests and diseases of rice, wheat, cotton, chickpea, sugarcane and their management.
  • Important rural development programmes in India;
  • Organisational set up of agricultural research, education and extension in India;
  • Elements of statistics

Unit-2: Principles of Agronomy

  • Crop ecology and geography and Agricultural Meteorology:
  • Agronomy –meaning and scope,
  • National & International agricultural research institutes in India,
  • Agro climatic zones of India,
  • Tillage, crop stand establishment and planting geometry and their effect on crop,
  • Physiological limits of crop yield and variability in relation to ecological optima, organic farming,
  • Precision farming,
  • Integrated farming systems,
  • Principles of field experimentation.
  • Principles of crop ecology and crop adaptation, climate shift and its ecological implications,
  • Agro-ecological regions in India,
  • Geographical distribution of crop plants,
  • Greenhouse effect,
  • Climatic factors and their effect on plant processes and crop productivity,
  • Role of GIS and GPS in agriculture.
  • Weather & climate,
  • Earth’s atmosphere,
  • Solar radiation,
  • Atmospheric temperature and global warming.
  • Crops and atmospheric humidity,
  • Weather forecasting.

Unit-3: Field Crops

  • Cultivation of cereals ( rice, wheat, maize, sorghum, pearl millet, minor millets
  • Cultivation of pulses (chickpea, lentil, peas, Pigeon pea, mungbean, urdbean),
  • Cultivation of oilseeds (groundnut, sesame, soybean, rapeseed & mustard,
sunflower, safflower, linseed)
  • Cultivation of fibre crops (cotton, jute, sun hemp)
  • Cultivation of sugar crops(sugarcane)
  • Cultivation of fodder & forage crops (sorghum, maize, napier, berseem
Lucerne, oats),
  • Cultivation of medicinal & aromatic plants (menthe, lemon grass and isabgol)
  • Cultivation of commercial crops (potato, tobacco).

Unit-4: Weed Management

  • Principles of weed management,
  • Classification, biology and ecology of weeds,
  • Crop weed competition and allelopathy
  • Concepts and methods of weed control
  • Integrated weed management
  • Classification, formulations, selectivity and resistance of herbicides
  • Herbicide persistence in soil and plants
  • Application methods and equipment
  • Weed flora shifts in cropping systems
  • Special and problematic weeds and their management in cropped and non cropped situations
  • Weed management in field crops.

Unit-5: Water Management

  • Principles of irrigation
  • Water resources and irrigation development in India
  • Water and irrigation requirements,
  • Concepts and approaches of irrigation scheduling,
  • Methods of irrigation
  • Measurement of irrigation water, application, distribution and use efficiencies,
  • Conjunctive use of water
  • Irrigation water quality and its management
  • Water management in major field e.g., crops (rice, wheat, maize, groundnut,
  • sugarcane)
  • Agricultural drainage.

Unit-6: Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Use

  • Essential plant nutrients and their deficiency symptoms.
  • Concept of essentially of plant nutrients.
  • Indicators of soil fertility and productivity.
  • Fertilizer materials and their availability to plants.
  • Slow release fertilizers.
  • Nitrification inhibitors.
  • Principles and methods of fertilizer application.
  • Integrated nutrient management.
  • Site specific nutrient management.

Unit-7: Dry land Agronomy

  • Characteristics of Dryland farming and delineation of Dryland tracts
  • Constraints of Dryland farming in India
  • Types of drought and their management
  • Contingency crop planning and mid- season corrections for aberrant weather and its recycling.
  • Watershed management.

Unit-8: Problem Soil

  • Problem soils and their distribution in India.
  • Characteristics and reclamation of these soils.
  • Crop production techniques in problem soils.

Unit-9: Sustainable Land Use System

  • Sustainable agriculture: parameters and indicators
  • Conservation agriculture
  • Safe disposal of Agri-industrial waste for crop production
  • Agro-forestry systems
  • Shifting cultivation
  • Alternate land use systems
  • Wastelands and their remediation for crop production

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