'Hi-tech. Horticulture' is a course offered in B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture at School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
Introduction & importance; Nursery management and mechanization; micro propagation of horticultural crops; modern field preparation and planting methods, protected cultivation: advantages, controlled conditions, method and techniques, micro irrigation systems and its components; EC, pH based fertilizer scheduling, canopy management, high density orcharding. Components of precision farming: remote sensing, geographical information system (GIS), differential geo-positioning system (DGPS), variable rate applicator (VRA), application of precision farming in horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables and ornamental crops); mechanized harvesting of produce.