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Syllabus of J.R.F. Exam: AGRONOMY
edited by: R MAITRY, ICAR Scientist

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UNIT - I General Agriculture:
A. Importance of Agriculture in national economy.
B. Basic principles of crop production.
C. Cultivation of rice, wheat, chickpea, pigeon-pea, sugarcane, groundnut, rapeseed and mustard, potato.
D. Major soils of India, role of NPK and their deficiency symptoms.
E. Structure and function of cell organelles.
F. Mitosis and meiosis.
G. Mendelian genetics.
H. Elementary knowledge of photosynthesis.
I. Respiration, Photorespiration.
J. Transpiration.
K. Structure and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes and vitamins.
L. Major pests and diseases of rice, wheat, cotton, chickpea, sugarcane and their management.
M. Important rural development programmes in India.
N. Organisational set up of agricultural research, education and extension in India.
O. Elements of statistics.
Principles of Agronomy
UNIT -II Principles of Agronomy, Crop ecology and geography and Agricultural Meteorology:
A. Agronomy –meaning and scope,
B. National & International agricultural research institutes in India,
C. Agro climatic zones of India,
D. Tillage,
E. Crop stand establishment and planting geometry and their effect on crop, Physiological limits of crop yield and variability in relation to ecological optima,
F. Organic farming,
G. Precision farming,
H. Integrated farming systems,
I. Principles of field experimentation.
Crop ecology and geography:
J. Principles of crop ecology and crop adaptation,
K. Climate shift and its ecological implications,
L. Agro-ecological regions in India,
M. Geographical distribution of Crop plants,
Agricultural Meteorology:
N. Greenhouse effect,
O. Climatic factors and their effect on plant processes and crop productivity,
P. Role of GIS and GPS in agriculture.
Q. Weather & climate,
R. Earth’s atmosphere,
S. Solar radiation,
T. Atmospheric
U. Temperature
V. Global warming.
W. Crops and atmospheric humidity,
X. Weather forecasting.
UNIT-III Field crops:
Origin, distribution, economic importance, soil and climatic requirement, varieties, cultural practices and yield of :
Cereals:

A. Rice,
B. Wheat,
C. Maize,
D. Sorghum,
E. Pearl millet,
F. Minor millets,
G. Barley),
Pulses:
H. Chickpea,
I. Lentil,
J. Peas,
K. Pigeon pea,
L. Mungbean,
M. Urdbean,
Oilseeds:
N. Groundnut,
O. Sesame,
P. Soybean,
Q. Rapeseed & mustard,
R. Sunflower,
S. Safflower,
T. Linseed),
Fiber crops:
U. Cotton,
V. Jute,
W. Sun hemp
Sugar crops:
X. Sugarcane,
Fodder & forage crops:
Y. Sorghum,
Z. Maize,
AA. Napier,
BB. Berseem,
CC. Lucerne,
DD. Oats),
Medicinal & aromatic plants:
EE. Menthe,
FF. Lemon grass and
GG. Isabgol and
Commercial crops:
HH. Potato,
II. Tobacco.
UNIT-IV Weed management:
A. Principles of weed management,
B. Classification, biology and ecology of weeds,
C. Crop weed competition and allelopathy,
D. concepts and methods of weed control,
E. Integrated weed management,
F. Classification, formulations, selectivity and resistance of herbicides,
G. Herbicide persistence in soil and plants,
H. Application methods and equipments,
I. Weed flora shifts in cropping systems,
J. Special and problematic weeds and their management in cropped and non-cropped situations,
K. Weed management in field crops.
UNIT-V Water management:
A. Principles of irrigation,
B. Water resources of India
C. Irrigation development in India,
D. Water and irrigation requirements,
E. Concepts and approaches of irrigation scheduling,
F. Methods of irrigation,
G. Measurement of irrigation water,
H. Irrigation Efficiencies (application, distribution and use efficiencies),
I. Conjunctive use of water,
J. Irrigation water quality and its management,
K. water management in major field, crops (rice, wheat, maize, groundnut, sugarcane)
L. Agricultural drainage.
UNIT-VI Soil fertility and fertilizer use:
A. Essential plant nutrients and their deficiency symptoms,
B. concept of essentiality of plant nutrients,
C. Indicators of soil fertility and productivity,
D. Fertilizer materials and their availability to plants,
E. slow release fertilizers,
F. Nitrification inhibitors,
G. Principles and methods of fertilizer application,
H. Integrated nutrient management,
I. site specific nutrient management.
UNIT-VII Dryland Agronomy:
A. Characteristics of Dryland farming and delineation of Dryland tracts, constraints of Dryland farming in India,
B. Types of drought and their management,
C. contingency crop planning and midseason corrections for aberrant weather and its recycling.
D. Watershed management.
UNIT-VIII Problem soils :
A. Problem soils and their distribution in India,
B. Characteristics and reclamation of these soils,
C. Crop production techniques in problem soils.
UNIT-IX Sustainable land use systems:
A. Sustainable agriculture: parameters and indicators,
B. Conservation agriculture,
C. safe disposal of agri-industrial waste for crop production,
D. Agro-forestry systems,
E. shifting cultivation,
F. Alternate land use systems,
G. Wastelands and their remediation for crop production

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Standard Reference Books (Author):

1. Principle of Agronomy (By: Reddy & Reddy)
2. Principles of Agronomy - (By: S R Reddy)
3. Textbook of Field Crop Production-1 (By: Dr.Rajendra Prasad)
4. Textbook of Field Crop Production-2 (By: Dr.Rajendra Prasad)
5. Fundamentals of Soil Science (By: ISSS Pub)
6. Handbook of Agriculture (By: ICAR)
7. Weed Management- (By: T K Das)
8. Soil Fertility- (By: Tisdale and Nelson)
9. Terminology of Agronomy- (By: Indian Society of Agronomy)
10. Raising field crops- (By: Chiddah Singh)
11. Objective Agronomy (By: Thawa Prakash)
12. Agronomy Treaties – (By: Chaudhary)
13. Weed Management - (By: SR Sharma)
14. Textbook of Plant Nutrient management (By: Rajendra Prasad)

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Syllabus of J.R.F. Exam: PLANT SCIENCE
edited by: R MAITRY, ICAR Scientist

UNIT - I General Agriculture :
A. Importance of Agriculture in national economy.
B. Basic principles of crop production.
C. Cultivation of rice, wheat, chickpea, pigeon-pea, sugarcane, groundnut, rapeseed and mustard, potato.
D. Major soils of India, role of NPK and their deficiency symptoms.
UNIT - II Plant Science Syllabus
A. Structure and function of cell organelles.
B. Mitosis and meiosis.
C. Mendelian genetics.
D. Elementary knowledge of photosynthesis. 
E. Respiration, Photorespiration.
F. Transpiration.
G. Structure and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes and vitamins. 
H. Major pests and diseases of rice, wheat, cotton, chickpea, sugarcane and their management.
UNIT-III
A. Characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms
B. differences between fungi, bacteria, mycoplasmas and viruses.
C. Physical and chemical basis of heredity.
D. Chromosome structure.
E. Genes/operon concept.
F. Protein biosynthesis.
G. Transformation, recombination, Heterosis.
H. Elements of economic botany.
I. Integrated diseases management. 
J. Sterilisation, disinfection and pasteurization.
K. Koch’s postulates.
L. Etiological agents of rusts, smuts, powdery/downy mildews, wilts, yellows, mosaic, necrosis, enations, blights and witchesbroom.
M. pH, buffer, vitamins
N. Role of plant hormones in seed germination and dormancy
O. Pollination/ fertilization in flowering plants.
P. Methods of seed testing. 
Q. Breeders, foundation and certified seeds; 
R. Seed production in self and cross pollinated crops 
S. Nitrate assimilation 
T. Biological nitrogen fixation 
U. Other uses of microorganisms in agriculture.
V. Food and industry; 
W. Composting and biogas production. 
X. Important rural development programmes in India;
Y. Organizational set up of agricultural research, education and extension in India.

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Standard Reference Books (Author):


1. Fundamentals of Genetics (by B.D. Singh)
2. Essentials of Plant Breeding (by Phundan Singh and Singh)
3. Objective Genetics and Plant Breeding (by Phundan Singh)
4. Fungi, Bacteria, Viruses (By H.C. Dubay)
5. Plant Physiology (By Pandey & Sinha)
6. Plant Science at a glance (By Prasad)
7. Handbook of Agriculture (By ICAR)
8. Agricultural Microbiology (by Rangaswami G)

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presents

Syllabus of J.R.F. Exam : General Agriculture
edited by: R MAITRY, ICAR Scientist

A. Importance of Agriculture in national economy.
B. Basic principles of crop production.
C. Cultivation of rice, wheat, chickpea, pigeon-pea, sugarcane, groundnut, rapeseed and mustard, potato.
D. Major soils of India, role of NPK and their deficiency symptoms.
E. Structure and function of cell organelles.
F.  Mitosis and meiosis.
G. Mendelian genetics.
H. Elementary knowledge of photosynthesis, Respiration, Photorespiration, Transpiration.
I.  Structure and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes and vitamins.
J. Major pests and diseases of rice, wheat, cotton, chickpea, sugarcane and their management.
K. Important rural development programmes in India.
L. Organisational set up of agricultural research, education and extension in India.
M. Elements of statistics.


Standard Reference Books (Author):

1. General Agriculture for JRF Exams (By: R S  MAITRY, ACD Pub.)
2. Handbook of Agriculture (By: ICAR Pub.)
3. Brief book of Agriculture (By: R S MAITRY, Sharma Pub.)
4. General Agriculture for JRF Exams (By: R S  MAITRY, Sharma Pub.)

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