COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Rainfed Agriculture & Watershed Management
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
6
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Agricultural Sciences
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Rainfed Agriculture & Watershed Management' is a course offered in B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture at School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Syllabus:

Rainfed agriculture: Introduction, types, history of rainfed agriculture and watershed in India. Soil and water conservation techniques, drought: types, effect of water deficit on physio-morphological characteristics of the plants. Crop adaptation and mitigation to drought; Water harvesting: importance, its techniques. Efficient utilization of water through soil and crop management practices. Management of crops in rainfed areas. Contingent crop planning for aberrant weather conditions.