Crop Management

Department of Crop Management is functioning with multidisciplinary activities viz., teaching on soil testing and nutrient management, field and crop management, water stress, nutritional deficiency, biochemical processes involved in plant growth and regulation, role of microbes in eco system, soil and water pollution management, technology in the management of livestock, poultry, goat and piggery, knowledge on farm equipments, use of renewable energy, soil and water conservation and processing of farm products.

Ernest Byrd

Disciplines :

  • Agronomy
  • Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Environmental Science
  • Agro Forestry
  • Crop Physiology
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Animal Husbandry

Instructional Units :

  • Crop Cafeteria Unit
  • Irrigation Cafeteria Unit
  • Vermicomposting Unit
  • Farm Waste Compost Unit
  • IFS Unit (Farm Pond) – Wet Land based
  • IFS Unit – Garden Land based
  • Solar Tunnel Dryer

Production Units :

  • Azolla Production Unit
  • Dairy Unit
  • Piggery Unit
  • Poultry (Broiler) Unit
  • Goat Unit

Hands on Training :

  • Sowing and maintenance of crop cafeteria
  • Cultivation of wetland and garden land crops under crop production course.
  • Soil sampling, soil profile study, land utilization plan and soil quality assessment.
  • Isolation, characterization and identification of different microorganisms.
  • Biofertilizer and Azolla production.
  • Assessment of waste water quality, biodiversity index and air quality.
  • Energy production from organic wastes (Biogas).
  • Recording the reading of different instruments and interpretation of weather data collected from the B- Class meteorological observatory.
  • Technical identification of external parts of the dairy cattle and birds, study dentition and defining the age of farm animals.
  • Restraining methods and appliances used for farm animals.
  • Operation of different agricultural tools & machineries.
  • Handling the different surveying and leveling instruments used for measuring the field.
  • Handling the various post-harvest processing equipments viz., dryer, siever, moisture content instruments, cleaner cum grader, separators etc.

"This institute believes in enabling farming communities to bring about significant changes in their lives by themselves."