Course Code : ABF 212

Course Title : Principles of Crop Production

Weekly lecture and application hours of the course: 2 – 2

Course Description:The course is separated into 2 Sections:

a) Crop Science that deals with general cultivation and climatic aspects (climate and weather, water and air, soil properties, nutrition/fertilizers, cultivation techniques) for plant growth and

b) Three interrelated sub-sections, regarding general aspects of annual, vegetable and fruit crops.

Crop Science: Crop production and society, climate and weather, plant and soil

water, crop improvement and transgenic, agricultural production systems, crop rotation, organic crop production.

Annual and Vegetable Crops: Vegetables (introduction), types of vegetable and annual crop cultivation, propagation and seedlings, field preparation,

crop start-up.

Fruit crops: Pomology (introductory note), parts of fruit species, fruit bearing habit, pollination fertilization, pruning, ecology, propagation, orchard design, cultivation techniques, aqueous relations-Irrigation, mineral nutrition-fertilization, fruit growth and fruit thinning, harvesting, fruit ripening.

Textbooks and supplementary books:

  1. Principles of Crop Production 2th edition by George Acquaah ISBN:0131145568 ISBN13:9780131145566

  2. Principles of Crop Production: Theory, Techniques, and Technolog by George Acquaah ISBN-10: 0131145568 ISBN-13: 978-0131145566

Course Evaluation:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95%compulsory