AI6001 - PROTECTED CULTIVATION (Syllabus) 2013-regulation Anna University

AI6001 - PROTECTED CULTIVATION (Syllabus) 2013-regulation Anna University

AI6001

PROTECTED CULTIVATION

 LPTC

3003

OBJECTIVES:
• To impact knowledge on the protected cultivation of vegetables, fruits and flower crops.
• To sensitize the students on hi-tech production technology of fruits, vegetables and flower crops.

UNIT I

PROTECTED CULTIVATION AND ITS TYPES

9

Importance and methods of protected culture in horticultural crops - Importance and scope of protected cultivation – different growing structures of protected culture viz., green house, poly house, net house, poly tunnels, screen house, protected nursery house - study of environmental factors influencing green house production – cladding / glazing / covering material – ventilation systems – cultivation systems including nutrient film technique / hydroponics / aeroponic culture – growing media and nutrients – canopy management – micro irrigation and fertigation systems.

UNIT II

PROTECTED CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLE CROPS

9

Protected cultivation technology for vegetable crops - Hi-tech protected cultivation techniques for tomato, capsicum nursery, cucumber, gherkins strawberry and melons – integrated pest and disease management – post harvest handling.


UNIT III

PROTECTED CULTIVATION OF FLOWER CROPS

9

Protected cultivation technology for flower crops - Hi-tech protected cultivation of cut roses, cut chrysanthemum, carnation, gerbera, asiatic lilies, anthurium, orchids, cut foliages and fillers – integrated pest and disease management – postharvest handling.

UNIT IV

PRECISION FARMING TECHNIQUES

9

Concept and introduction of precision horticulture – Importance, definition, principles and concepts – Role of GIS and GPS - Mobile mapping system and its application in precision farming – design, layout and installation of drip and fertigation in horticultural crops - role of computers in developing comprehensive systems needed in site specific management (SSM) – georeferencing and photometric correction – Sensors for information gathering – geostatistics – robotics in horticulture - postharvest process management (PPM) – remote sensing - information and data management and crop growth models – GIS based modeling.

UNIT V

PRECISION FARMING OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS

9

Precision farming techniques for horticultural crops - Precision farming techniques for tomato, chilli, bhendi, bitter gourd, bottle gourd, cauliflower, cabbage, grapes, banana, rose, jasmine, chrysanthemum, marigold, tuberose, china aster, turmeric, coriander, coleus and gloriosa.

TOTAL : 45 PERIODS

OUTCOME:
• The students will be able to appreciate the different methods of protected cultivation practices available for vegetable crops and flowers
• A clear understanding of precision farming techniques and its application to horticultural crops is possible

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Joe.J.Hanan. 1998. Green houses: Advanced Technology for Protected Horticulture, CRC Press, LLC. Florida.
2. Paul V. Nelson. 1991. Green house operation and management. Ball publishing USA.

REFERENCES
1. Lyn. Malone, Anita M. Palmer, Christine L. VIoghat Jach Dangeermond. 2002. Mapping out world: GIS lessons for Education. ESRI press.
2. David Reed. 1996. Water, media and nutrition for green house crops. Ball publishing USA.
3. Adams, C.R. K.M. Bandford and M.P. Early. 1996. Principles of Horticulture. CBS publishers and distributors. Darya ganj, New Delhi.

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