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Announcement for national training course organized by ANGRAU, Hyderabad

NATIONAL TRAINING COURSE on
SOIL QUALITY, LAND AND WATER
MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINED PRODUCTION
(February 01-21, 2012)
ORGANIZED BY
ANGRAU, HYDERABAD

Rationale :
The introduction of better crop, soil and water management packages can be successful interventions to improve the agricultural production. As soil and water management is site specific and for effective transfer of the research findings, on farm participatory research for sustainable production of crops and cropping systems, agronomic techniques are needed.

Further, there is a need for development of appropriate cropping systems related to source of irrigation and soil types.

Course Contents
1. Introduction to soil and water quality basics
2. Physical, chemical and biological tests for monitoring soil quality
3. Soil and water quality assessment methods
4. Field testing of soil and water quality
5. Soil and water quality improvements-BMP
6. Water conservation in irrigated and nonirrigated agriculture
7. Soil-plant water relationships
8. Determination of crop water requirements –methods and models
9. Irrigation systems over view-surface and subsurface and micro-irrigation
10. Irrigation scheduling
11. Climate change and its impact on water resources
12. Participatory irrigation water management
13. Run-off estimation models
14. Ground water management
15. Use of poor quality water for irrigation
16. Integrated water resource management and conjunctive use
17. Irrigation systems performance assessment
18. Water productivity
19. Working of case studies, problems and models
20. Field visits to model water sheds and irrigation project commands.

Eligibility :
1. Master’s degree holders/Post Graduate professionals in Agronomy, Soil Science, Mtech soil water engineering, Environmental sciences.
2. Working not below the rank of Asst. Prof. and equivalent upto Senior Scientist/Associate Professor in the concerned subject in an Agricultural University/Research Institutes/Nongovernmental organizations in various countries.

Venue :
Water Technology Centre, Acharya N.G. Ranga
Agricultural University, Rajendranagar,
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Number of Participants : 20

For further details, please contact :
Dr. M. Devender Reddy
Director,
Water Technology Centre,0
Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500 030
Telefax: 040-24001445 (off),
9440940950 (Mobile)
E-mail: wtcangrau@rediffmail.com

Last date of Application : January 10, 2012

Source: http://www.angrau.net




Wednesday , 14   December , 2011