Agronomy

                  The branch of agronomy comes under the department of crop management.  Agronomy is the science of handling crops and the soil as to produce highest possible quantity and quality of the desired crop product from each unit of land,water and light with a minimum of immediate or future expense in soil management and production inputs.  The unique contribution of agronomy as a discipline is to provide the integration of physical,chemical and biological knowledge into useful production systems.  Improved crop production is the successful application of ever changing agricultural technology to enhance the productivity of crops.

Agrometeorological knowledge has immense practical utility in mitigating weather hazards on crop production.  B type observatory has been installed and various weather parameters are observed and documented regularly.

Vision

          The Vision of the department is to impart futuristic high-tech agricultural education, instill discipline and set global standards making agriculture graduates technologically superior and ethically strong, who in turn shall improve the quality of life of farmers and transform agriculture as most economical and business oriented one.

Mission

          Towards effective attainment of the vision, the department strives to impart value based agricultural education with updated knowledge through credit based system.

Principles

          It deals with scientific facts in relation to environment in which crops are produced.  Knowledge of such basic principles aids in modifying the controllable environmental factors of crop production for realizing the production potentials of cultivars.  Sound knowledge of agronomic principles helps the agronomists in realising optimum yields at minimum cost without degrading the soil productivity.

Facilities and infrastructure                                  

ACAR experimental farm (wetland, irrigated upland)

Crop cafeteria

Meteorology observatory (Class B type)

Farm field lab (Agronomy)

Agronomy laboratory

Farmers training hall (75 seat capacity)

 Research 

Research work on Evaluation of Redgram Genotype CRG-2012-25 in Hosur Ecosystem.

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Courses Offered in Agronomy

YearSemesterCourse codeCourse titleCredit load
IIAGR 101Fundamentals of Agronomy and Agricultural Heritage1+1
IIAGR 102Introductory Agro-Meteorology and Climate Change1+1
IIIIIAGR 201Crop Production Technology-I (Kharif crops)1+1
IIIAGR 202Study Tour0+1
IVAGR 203Crop Production Technology-II (Rabi crops )1+1
IVAGR 204Farming System and Sustainable Agriculture1+1
IIIVAGR 301Practical Crop Production- I (Kharif crops)0+2
VAGR 302Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management1+1
VIAGR 303Practical Crop Production -II (Rabi crops)0+2
VIAGR 304Principles of Organic Farming1+1
VIOPT 301i.Production Technology of Field Crops

ii.Weed and Water Management
1+1
IVVIIIEXPDevelopment of Integrated Farming System Model0+10