Commercial Fruit Production: Pomegranate & Guava

By Dr. Madhuri Sonawane   |   Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik, Maharashtra
Learners enrolled: 1207
This one credit online course entitled, “Commercial Fruit Production: Pomegranate & Guava” will contain entire production technology of two fruit crops i.e. Pomegranate and Guava”. It will cover latest production technology of these two crops including its climatic requirements, varieties, planting techniques, fertilizer and irrigation requirement, inter culturing and special practices, maturity indices, harvesting techniques, etc. 
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 01 Feb 2022
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Mar 2022
Category :
  • Agricultural and Food Engineering
Credit Points : 1
Level : Diploma

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Course layout

Week 1

Lecture 1: Importance, soil and climatic Requirements of pomegranate

Lecture 2: Varieties of pomegranate

Lecture 3: Pomegranate propagation methods

Lecture 4: Pomegranate planting

Lecture 5: Pests of pomegranate

Week 2

Lecture 6: Diseases and their management in pomegranate, Part 1

Lecture 7: Diseases and their management in pomegranate, Part 2

Lecture 8: Disorders and their management in pomegranate

Lecture 9: Water and fertilizer requirement of pomegranate

Lecture 10 : Flowering and harvesting of pomegranate

Week 3

Lecture 11: Importance, soil and climatic requirements of guava

Lecture 12: Important varieties of guava

Lecture 13: Guava propagation methods

Lecture 14: Guava planting 

Lecture 15 : Rejuvenation of guava

Week 4

Lecture 16: Pests of guava

Lecture 17: Diseases and their management in guava

Lecture 18: Water and fertilizer requirement of guava

Lecture 19: Flowering and bahar treatment in guava

Lecture 20 : Maturity indices and harvesting in guava

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Instructor bio

Dr. Madhuri Sonawane

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik, Maharashtra
Dr. Madhuri Sonawane, Assistant Professor, School of Agricultural Sciences, YCMOU, Nashik. 

Educational Qualifications:

* M.Sc. (Agriculture) in Pomology
* NET (Horticulture) by ICAR, New Delhi
* Ph. D. (Agriculture) in Horticulture (Fruit Science
* M.Sc. (Distance Education)
* Ph. D. (Subject Communication-Agriculture)

Major contribution:

Content editing of 107 textbooks, expert writer in 32 textbooks, development of degree & diploma programmes, coordination & counselling for certificate, diploma, degree, as well as post graduate and research programmes in agricultural sciences, expert, assignment evaluator and research guide for PGR programmes, Four syllabus based video films on roses and Gerbera are available on YouTube, 28 research articles, 11 popular articles, 7 pamphlets, 60 radio programmes, 1 TV programmes.

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