|Production Technology of Fruit Crops (Paper Code: 17010305)|
Horticulture: importance and status; fruit zones; classification of fruits based on their edible parts; dormancy, chilling requirement, heat units, juvenility; physiology of flowering and fruit-bud-differentiation.
Parthenocarpy, C/N ratio, problems of unfruitfulness, fruit development and maturity; fruit injury protection from frost, chilling injury, cold hardiness, drought and high temperature resistance
Modern propagation structures and greenhouses; Poly houses, hi-tech poly houses selection of location and site for planting an orchard, preparation of land and layout; orchard management practices, viz. training, pruning, fertilizer application, irrigation, plant protection measures, fertigation.
Methods of cultivation of temperate, sub-tropical and tropical fruits, viz. apple, pear, peach, mango, citrus, grapes, guava, sapota, ber, phalsa, pomegranate, aonla, jamun,
|litchi, phalsa, plum, almond, loquat,||
|Desirable to Know|
|date-palm, papaya, banana and pineapple||2||Nice to Know|
Identification and description of fruits and their cultivars;
methods of plant, plant propagation with seeds, cuttings, layering and grafting; orchard layout and planting systems
demonstrations and practice of pruning and training of fruit trees; methods of irrigation and fertilizer application in fruit crops
fertigation, preparation of solution of growth regulators for propagation; application of growth regulators for improving fruit set, fruit size, quality
|delaying/hastening ripening; visit to local commercial orchards||6||Desirable to Know|
|Nice to Know|
1. Amar Singh, 1986. Fruit Physiology and Production. Kalyani Publishers, Delhi.
2. Bose, T.K, Mitra, S.K. and Sanyal, D. 2002. Fruits: Tropical and Subtropical. Vol. I and II, Nayaprakash Publications, Calcutta.
Production Technology of Fruit Crops (Paper Code: 17010305)
- Production Technology of Fruit Crops (Paper Code: 17010305)