Ph.D (Agri):Agro-meteorologyDr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth
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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.
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
Agron 801 Concepts of crop production 2+1
Agron 802 Crop growth and Yield analysis 1+1
Agron 803 Crop nutrition 2+1
Agron 804 Crop geography and ecology 2+0
Agron 805 Agro- Climatology 3+1
Agron 806 Crop production in dry region 2+1
Agron 807 Weeds and Principles of their control 2+1
Agron 808 Theory and use of herbicides 2+1
Agron 809 Crop and seed physiology 2+1
Agron 810 Advance course in sugar crops 1+1
Agron 811 Advance course in cereals 1+1
Agron 812 Weed control in field crops and non crops 1+1
Agron 813 Advance course in forage crops 1+1
Agron 815 Root system of field crops 1+0
Agron 817 Advance course in millets 1+1
Agron 818 Advance course in oilseeds 1+1
Agron 819 Pasture & grassland management 1+1
Agron 820 Research technique in crop husbandry 1+1
Agron 821 Water-Soil-Plant-Atmosphere relationship 3+1
Agron 822 Principles of irrigation & drainage 2+1
Agron 825 Manures and fertilizer use 2+1
Agron 827 Seed bed management and seed environment 1+1
Agron 830 Irrigation management 2+1
Agron 832 Fertilizer use planning 1+1
Agron 833 Seminar I (Major 0+1
Agron 834 Seminar II (Minor)
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 -
(1) 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.
(2) 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.