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Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Nematology, Genetic and Plant Breeding, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Horticulture, Forestry, Entomology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Plant Physiology, Extension Education, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture Statics, Animal Husbandry, Agriculture Engineering cover all subjects

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General Agriculture

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General Agriculture Online E-Book

Agronomy

1
Introduction to Agriculture
2
Development of man and Agriculture
3
Types of farming
4
Classification of Crops
5
Cropping pattern, Cropping system, and Cropping scheme in agriculture
6
Agro-climatic Zone
7
Sowing Method of Field Crops
8
Different Methods of Irrigation
9
Drainage and it’s Types
10
Dryland Agriculture

Agro-meteorology

1
Basic Terms use in Meteorology
2
The atmosphere, Structure of Atmosphere
3
Atmospheric air, Solar constant, Heat Units, Temperature, Moisture Index
4
Cloud and its types
5
Drought (Water Aberrations)
6
Monsoon
7
Influence of Climate on Crops
8
Atmospheric Humidity and Types
9
Precipitation and Forms of precipitation
10
Weather forecasting and Phenomenons

Field Crop Production

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Rice (Oryza sativa)
2
Wheat (Triticum aestivum)
3
Maize (Zea mays)
4
Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
5
Pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum)
6
Barley (Hordeum vulgare)
7
Cotton (Gossypium spp.)
8
Jute (Corchorus)
9
Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
10
Chickpea/Gram (Cicer arietinum)
11
Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan)
12
Groundnut (Arachis hypogea)
13
Soybean (Glysine max)
14
Mustard (Brassica spp.)
15
Sesamum (Sesamum indicum)
16
Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)

Weed Management

1
Weed and its Harmful effects
2
Classification of weeds
3
Different categories of weeds
4
Ecology of weed, Seed dormancy
5
Reproduction and Dissemination
6
Crop weed competition (Interactions)
7
Allelopathy effect
8
Elements of weed prevention and control
9
Physical Methods of Weed Control
10
Cultural Methods of Weed Control
11
Agronomic Methods of Weed Control
12
Biological Methods of Weed Control
13
Integrated Weed Management
14
Herbicidal weed control and their limitation
15
Classification of Herbicides
16
Methods of Herbicide application
17
Sprayers, their components and calibration

Organic Farming

1
Introduction to Organic farming
2
Components of Organic Farming
3
Organic Manures
4
Compost
5
Green Manuring
6
Vermicomposting
7
Recycling of Organic Residues
8
Biofertilizers
9
Saline and Alkali Soils
10
Acid Soils
11
Soil amendments
12
Organic Food Quality
13
Certification
14
Certification Agencies

Agriculture Entomology

1
Introduction to Entomology
2
History of Entomology
3
Economic classification of insects
4
Insect Integument
5
Body Segmentation of Insect
6
Insect Head
7
Insect Thorax
8
Insect Abdomen
9
Insect Antennae
10
Insects Mouthparts
11
Insect Leg
12
Insect Wings
13
Sensory and sound-producing organs
14
Metamorphosis and its Types of metamorphosis
15
Immature stages of insects (Type of Larvae)
16
Terminology in Entomology
17
Apiculture
18
Sericulture
19
Lac Culture

Crop Pest and their Management

1
Pest-Definition, Categories
2
Pest Management (or) Integrated Pest Management
3
Traditional  method of Pest control
4
Legal Methods of Pest control
5
Host Plant Resistance (HPR) and Types of Resistance
6
Biological Methods of Pest control
7
Chemical Methods of Pest control
8
Rice crop pests
9
Insect-Pest of Wheat
10
Pest of Maize
11
Insect-Pest of Cotton
12
Insect-Pest of Sugarcane
13
Insect-Pests of Pulses
14
Mustard pests
15
Pests of Castor
16
Polyphagous pests

Agriculture Microbiology

1
Introduction to Agriculture Microbiology
2
Microbiology– in context to agriculture
3
History of Microbiology
4
Koch`s postulates
5
Important developments in the field of microbiology
6
Sterilization
7
Bacteria
8
Fermentation
9
Microorganisms in agriculture
10
Biofertilizers
11
Biopesticides
12
Biofuel – Biodiesel

Soil Microbiology

1
Introduction to Soil microbiology
2
Microbial groups in soil
3
Carbon cycle
4
Phosphorus cycle
5
Nitrogen cycle
6
Microflora in Rhizosphere and Phyllosphere

Animal Husbandry

1
Important Definitions
2
White Revolution In India – Operation Flood
3
Terminology used in Animal Husbandry
4
Body Temperature, pulse rate and respiration, Gestation period, estrous cycle, Heat-Period of different animals
5
Oestrus Cycle in Cattle
6
Cattle Breeds
7
Buffalo Breeds
8
Goat Breeds
9
Sheep Breeds
10
Animal Breeding methods
11
Animal Disease
12
Vaccination for animal disease
13
Housing Systems and Requirement for Dairy Animals
14
Milk and Milking Methods
15
Adulteration in Milk
16
Milking Methods
17
Processing of milk – Cooling, Pasteurization
18
Ration & Balanced ration

Agriculture Engineering

1
General Introduction for Agriculture Engineering
2
Engines, Types of Heat Engine
3
Components of Engine
4
Two stroke & Four stroke cycle Engine
5
Air Intake system, Exhaust system
6
Fuel & Fuel system
7
Cooling system
8
Tractor
9
Tillage
10
Sowing Equipment
11
Pump and Types of Pumps
12
Classification And Principle of Leveling
13
General Requirement for the Setting and Operation of Weirs
14
Definition and Concept of Micro Irrigation
15
Runoff Measuring Devices
16
Types of Soil & Water Erosion
17
Measures For Soil And Water Conservations
18
Sprinkler System
19
Drip Irrigation System – Components And Their Function

Horticulture

1
Introduction to Horticulture
2
Classification of Fruit Crops
3
Horticultural Institutes
4
Mango (Mangifera indica)
5
Banana (Musa sp.)
6
Citrus (Citrus spp.)

Plant Pathology

1
Definition and History of Plant Pathology
2
Classification of Plant diseases
3
General characters of fungi
4
Plant viruses-general characteristics and examples of plant diseases caused by viruses
5
Phytoplasma
6
Important plant pathogenic organisms
7
Viroids – general characteristics and examples of diseases caused by viroids
8
Parasitic flowering plants
9
Plant disease symptoms and Signs
10
Infection process – Disease Cycle
11
Host Plant Interactions
12
Survival of plant Pathogens
13
Control of disease
14
Physical Agents Used for Disease control
15
Legislative Methods of Plant Disease Control
16
Cultural Methods of Plant Disease Control
17
Biological Control of Plant Disease
18
Pesticides and method of Application in Disease Control
19
Integrated Disease Management