Aromatic plant cultivation techniques and management

Syllabus

Day 1

Importance of aromatic plants in human health, national economy and related industries,

Classification of aromatic plants according to botanical characteristics and uses.

Introduction to Traditional and Modern Systems of Medicine

Need; Market aspects

ORGANIC FERTILIZERS

Introduction; Need of Organic Fertilizer; Benefits of Organic Fertilizer; Preparation of Organic Fertilizer; Demonstration & land preparation

Plant Nutrients: Name of plant Nutrients; Functions of Nutrients in plant growth and Development

Nutrient uptake and Utilization by plant: (From Organics) From Inorganic

Sources of nutrients for Organic Agriculture:

Organic Manure – FYM/Rural compost, City compost, Oil cakes, Animal wastes, Vermi composts, etc; Characterization and Nutrients content of the above sources (Data Chart); o Green Manure – Green Manure with Leguminous crops in crop rotation. In-situ incorporation of crop residues –Benefits; Liquid Manure

Day 2

SOIL AND WATER TESTING

Soil: Definition; Soil formation; Composition and characteristics; Types of soil according to composition; Distribution of soil groups in W.B.; 2. Acidic, Alkaline and Saline soils; How they affect Agriculture; Method of reclamation; 3. Soil productivity: Meaning & Concept Difference between Soil Fertility and Productivity; Method of Increasing productivity and fertility

Water Sampling and Quality Control:

Determining the Sample Size; Choosing a Sample Method; How to Collect Water Samples; How to Transport Water Samples; How to Dilute a Water Sample; Ensuring Quality Control; Checklist for Field Work; Health and Safety, Testing for Physical Contaminants; WHO Guidelines for Physical Parameters

Potential Health Effects; Test Methods

Plant nutrients; physiology

Day 3

SOIL MICROORGANISMS, Introduction Microorganism Need of Microorganism Benefits Microorganism Management of Microorganism

LAND PREPARATION

DISEASES PROTECTION: Plant Protection Measures: Integrated pest & disease managements. Organic pesticides, bio-pesticides. Inorganic pesticides, disadvantages of their use. Seed, seedling and soil Treatment measures. Feasibility of complete dependence on organic sources.

Climate and soil requirements; cultural practices; yield and important constituents of aromatic plants (Citronella, Palmarosa, Mentha, Basil, Lemon grass, Rose, Patchouli, Geranium etc.)

Day 4

Climate and soil requirements; cultural practices; yield of under-utilized crops (Rice bean, Lathyrus, Sesbania, Clusterbean, French bean, Fenugreek, Grain Amaranth, Coffee, Tea and Tobacco).

Phyto Constituents

Importance of Neem in organic Agriculture

organic Agri-Horticulture in Urban & Semi urban areas

Quality Control and certification procedures of Organic products

Organic Production

Good Harvesting Practices; Storage

Day 5

Bio fertilizers and their method of use, Nitrogenous; Phosphatic; Potassic; Availability of Nutrients from above sources; Other Nitrogen contributing plants;

Plant biochemistry; molecular biology

Preparation of vermin compost: Pit construction; Raw materials; Availability of specific species of earth worm; Method of preparation; Quality improvement of finished vermin compost

Trade & Supply Chain Management

Day 6

Government Subsidy

Industries

Preparation of seed bed & raising of seedlings: Wet seedbed, manuring, sowing broadcasting; Dry seed bed, bed size, manuring, soil treatment ,actual sowing in line/broadcasting; weeding, watering, hardening of seedling, time requirement for seedling growth, uprooting seedlings

Physiological Diseases / Disorders: Identification, cause and effect ameliorating measures (soil/spray application Soil amelioration; Interaction)

Field Demonstration
Feed Back and Discussion
Valedictory Function
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