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CROP PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT

The main aim of this course is to introduce the fundamental principles of which crop production practices  are based. By studying the principle of crop production you will be able to understand the interaction between the plant and environment.

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The main aim of this course is to introduce the fundamental principles of which crop production practices  are based. By studying the principle of crop production you will be able to understand the interaction between the plant and environment.

Course Curriculum

CROP PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENTFREE 02:00:00
This unit is about the historical development of crop production from the incipient stage to modern day crop production. The origin and distribution of indigenous and exotic field crops and its classifications are treated.
CROP PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT10, 00:00
FERTILIZERS AND THEIR USESFREE 05:00:00
This unit is about the types of organic fertilizer and chemical fertilizers, the role of each essential and non-essential elements in crop nutrition, method of determining fertilizer needs of crop, methods of fertilizer application, symptoms of deficiency of various types of fertilizers, method of calculating fertilizer needs of crops, principles of effective utilization of fertilizers were discussed. Also soil reaction as it relates soil pH and its correction were treated in this unit.
FERTILIZERS AND THEIR USES, ASSIGNMENT10, 00:00
TILLAGE PRACTICES 03:10:00
This unit is about the importance of different types of tillage operations in crop production and the implements used in carrying out each operation. Detailed description of each type of tillage, its advantages and disadvantages were discussed.
TILLAGE PRACTICES, ASSIGNMENT10, 00:00
SOWING AND PLANTING PRACTICES 03:20:00
This unit is about The quality of seeds and planting materials plays a significant role in successful crop production enterprises. The various methods of overcoming seed dormancy and of enhancing seed germination are treated. Depth of seeding, time of planting, spacing of plants and other parameters that could ensure seed emergence and seedling vigour are covered.
SOWING AND PLANTING PRACTICES,ASSIGNMENT10, 00:00
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION OLEVEL 01:00:00
This Unit is about Soil and Water Conservation in Agriculture.
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION assignment10, 00:00
IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE 03:50:00
This unit is about surface and sub-surface irrigation methods, the suitability, the advantages and disadvantages of each method were treated. Also the various methods of draining excess water from the land, the advantages and the disadvantages of each method were discussed. Irrigation and drainage are integral part of any sustainable crop production programme.
IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE ASSIGNMENT10, 00:00
WEEDS 03:50:00
In this unit weed has been defined, its classification, characteristics and adaptability are clearly stated. The harmful and beneficial effects of weeds are highlighted. Weed seeds dispersal mechanism, a glossary of commonly found weeds of West Africa and some of their basic features are presented. Understanding this unit is fundamental to having effective weed control programme.
WEEDS10, 00:00
WEEDS CONTROL 03:50:00
At the end of this unit you should have learnt the basic principles of weed control, the cultural methods of weed control, and the biological and chemical methods of weed control. In this unit, the advantages and disadvantages of each method of weed control were highlighted. Emphasis was particularly made on the prevention not the total
WEEDS CONTROL10, 00:00
PESTS AND DISEASES 04:10:00
This unit unit is about pest and diseases of crop plants. The characteristics of pests and how they destroy crop produce and how to tackle them were also treated. Diseases, definitions, symptoms and causes of plant diseases where highlighted. The different methods of disease prevention and control where enumerated and explained.
PESTS AND DISEASES10, 00:00
CROP IMPROVEMENT 04:10:00
This unit treats Mendelian laws of inheritance as the foundation for all studies in heredity and genetics. In this unit the objectives of crop improvement in solving complex deficiencies in crop varieties and satisfying the needs of man in terms of food, feed and fiber production where highlighted and discussed. The various methods of crop improvement i.e. selection, introduction and hybridization were described, so also the method of sustainable hybrid seed production.
CROP IMPROVEMENT10, 00:00
HARVESTING AND PROCESSING OF FIELD CROPS 04:10:00
This unit treated harvesting of field crops particular emphasis was paid to harvesting, thrashing, and shelling of rice, maize, sorghum and millet. The various methods of cleaning, drying and grading of crops as well as how these aspects affect grain quality were discussed. The intrinsic and induced quality where explained. Standardization and grading of crops were also treated
HARVESTING AND PROCESSING OF FIELD CROPS10, 00:00
STORAGE OF FARM PRODUCES 05:50:00
This unit has analyzed the various functions of storage, described the short and long term methods of storage, the menace of storage pest and their control measures. Damages caused by rodents, identification of important species of rodents that causes loss of produce in storage, the principles of rodents control, methods of rodent control and sanitary measures where discussed. Emphasis is generally on prevention rather than control. Control strategies should aim at preventing losses and thus require a pro-active rather than the more normal reactive approach.The most effective control method for rodent is storage under rodent-proof conditions. General sanitary condition when the crops are growing in the field, in and around the store and ware house and observation of principles of rodent control have proved to be the most effective methods of minimizing the menace of rodents during storage of farm produce.
STORAGE OF FARM PRODUCES10, 00:00

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