An independent Post Graduate Department of Agronomy was started in 1971 with separate staff for teaching at Post Graduate level. Basically the Department is imparting education at both the Post Graduate and Doctorate degree levels.
The Head, University Department of Agronomy has technical control over teaching and research activities in Agronomy of constituent and affiliated colleges and research units/stations of the University.
=> Master Of Science (M.Sc.) Agronomy
=> Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D) Agronomy
The Department has well furnished staff rooms, well equipped classrooms and seminar hall with Computer (Internet), LCD, OHP, Digital cameras etc., which are frequently used by the students and faculty. Department has 4 well-equipped laboratories
=> Soil Fertility & Crop Nutrition
=> Weed Science
Before establishment of crop research units in the University, most of the Agronomic research on different crops was carried out in the Department of Agronomy. Subsequently, the emphasis was given on basic and strategic aspects of crop husbandry and soil & water management. Research work is primarily based on various problems received as feedbacks from time to time and finalized in the project level meeting of Agronomy discipline. Research outcome is discussed in the annual RRC and RFRC meetings and then research recommendations are released after approval in Joint AGRESCO. Agronomy has contributed significantly in developing improved production technologies. The most important achievements are briefly summarized below :–
The scientific approach of irrigation scheduling based on IW/CPE ratio was dealt in different crops of the region. The details regarding depth of irrigation, irrigation layouts / land configurations and identification of critical growth stages for irrigation have been worked out.
Screening and suitability of herbicides for weed management in different crops, weed control in non-crop area and integrated weed management have been attained for different crops. Recommendations on use of herbicides particularly dose, time and methods of application have been worked out.
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