Natural Resource Management

Name of the Head of Department: Dr. C. H. Raval

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About the Department

The Department of Natural Resource Management was established in April 2018. The department was started with multi-functional activities like Teaching, Research and Extension in Agronomy, Agril. Chemistry & Soil Science, Agril. Meteorology and Agril. Engineering. The department is working for teaching and research in NRM disciplines of horticulture for the students as well as farming community. It contributes in creating human resources in the different field of Horticulture as well as giving inputs/policies to strengthen farmer-scientist linkage through different research findings. The department is also involved in different extension activities such as organizing workshops, seminars, training programmes and delivering talks/lectures.


Courses offered by department in Under Graduates programme (5th Dean’s committee)

Sr.

No.

Course

 No.

Name of Course

Credit

1

NRMH 1.1

Fundamentals of Soil Science            

3(2+1)

2

NRMH 2.2

Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management

2(1+1)

3

NRMH 2.3

Water Management in Horticultural Crops    

2(1+1)

4

NRMH 2.4

Agro-meteorology and Climate Change

2(1+1)

5

NRMH 3.5

Organic Farming                                

2(1+1)

6

NRMH 4.6

Farm Power and Machinery               

2(1+1)

7

NRMH 4.7

Soil, Water and Plant Analysis          

2(1+1)

8

NRMH 5.8

Weed Management in Horticultural Crops

2(1+1)

9

NRMH 6.9

Introduction to Major Field Crops

2(1+1)

10

NRMH 6.10

Introductory Agroforestry

2(1+1)

11

NRMH 6.11

Environmental Studies and Disaster Management

3(2+1)

 

 

Total 

24 (13+11)

On-going research schemes/projects:

Sr. No.

Name of  Project

Name of PI

Funding Agency

  1.  

Effect of integrated nutrient management on growth and yield of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)

Dr. C. H. Raval

Anand Agricultural University, Anand

  1.  

Nutrient management through organics in broccoli (Brassica oleracea var.italica L.)

Dr. D. D. Parekh

Anand Agricultural University, Anand

  1.  

Evaluation of nutrient management modules in okra + cowpea – cabbage + fenugreek intercropping system

Dr. Amita Parmar

Anand Agricultural University, Anand

Projects completed:

Sr. No.

Name of  Project

Name of PI

Year of completion

Funding Agency

  1.  

“Nutrient management through organics in onion (Allium cepa L.) as intercrop in sapota orchard.”

Dr.C.H.Raval

2019-2020

Anand Agricultural University, Anand

Major achievements of research:

Research Recommendations

Nos.

Farming Community

01

Scientific Community

00

Total

01

Research Publications:

Sr. No.

Particulars

No. of Publications

1

Research Paper

National

04

International

07

2

Research Reports/Booklet/ Bulletin etc.

-

3

Popular Articles

07

Department infrastructure and museum:

Sr. No.

Facilities available

  1.  

Lab & Museum

  1.  

Online Teaching platform -Impartus

  1.  

Wi-Fi Facility for faculties and Students

Advanced Instrumentation facilities:

  1.  

pH meter

  1.  

EC meter

  1.  

Spectrophotometer

  1.  

Flame photometer

  1.  

Hot air oven

  1.  

Vibrating sieve shaker

  1.  

Shaking machine

  1.  

Muffle furnace

  1.  

Centrifuge machine

Future plans/thrust areas:

1. To improve the input use efficiency through integrated nutrient management in Horticultural crops.

2. To find out the effect of organic farming and conventional agricultural practices on soil health under climate change scenario.

 
 
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