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SECTIONAL HIGHLIHGHTS

 

 

Sr. No.

Name of Sections/Cells/Office

1

4Agricultural Botany

2

4Agricultural Economics

3

4Agricultural Engineering

4

4Agricultural Entomology

5

4Agronomy

6

4Animal Husbandry and Dairying

7

4Extension Education

8

4Horticulture

9

4Plant Pathology

10

4Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry

11

4School of Agribusiness Management

12

4Computer Cell

 

Section of Horticulture 

1.                    About the section

2.                    Academic programmes

3.                    Infrastructure

4.                    Mandate

5.                    Sections

6.                    Faculty

7.                    Students

8.                    Co-curricular activities

9.                    Research activities and achievements

10. Extension activities and achievements

11. Research Recommendations

12. Publications

13. Contact information

 

1. About the Section

            Horticulture is an important discipline. An independent section of Horticulture was started in 1958. The section of Horticulture had inherited the scholarship in teaching and research from people like Dr. B. N. Patil, Dr. S.U.Gondane, Dr. M.M. Damke, Dr.V.S.Gonge and now Dr.D.M.Panchbhai. This section is imparting education at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels and research along with one year Certificate Course in Mali Training.

          The march of teaching and achievements can be judged from the number of alumini it has produced successfully outside the gate of the college. Apart from regular teaching the section also conducts research on vegetables, floriculture, fruits, citrus and extension work. Many recommendations on Horticulture at University level have come out for the benefit of Scientific society and farmers.

          With the advance of time new horizons in the Horticulture section will be visible and research and teaching will be proceeding towards progress and will add new chapter in the volume of learning.

 

Ø  So far 298 students have been completed M.Sc.(Agri.) in Horticulture discipline. The section also runs a Mali training certificate course of one year duration admitting 25 students every year and 1050 students have been completed the Mali training course.

Ø  Recently, M.Sc. in Floriculture and Landscaping Architecture has been started from the academic year 2008-09.

Ø  The section has well equipped laboratories for UG/PG and three beautiful gardens (Maharaj bag, Telankhedi garden and Satpuda Botanic Garden) and farm.

 

2. Academic Programme:-

 

          The section of Horticulture is offering courses to both undergraduate and Post graduate (Floriculture and Landscape Architecture). There are specialized fields under which different courses and projects are conducted in partial fulfillment for award of BSc.(Agri.) and  MSc. (Agri.). The courses offered are as follows:-

 

 

B. Sc. (Agri.)

 

I – TERM (Old)

Semester

Course No.

Course title

Credits

I

Hort-111

Fundamental  of Horticulture

2 + 1=3

III

Hort-232

Vegetable production

2 + 1=3

V

Hort-354

Ornamental Horticulture

2 + 1=3

II – TERM (Old)

IV

Hort-243

Fruit production including plantation crops

2 + 1=3

VI

Hort-365

Post harvest management of fruits and vegetable

1 + 1=2

 

Hort-366

Silviculture and Agroforestry

2 + 1=3

VIII

ELE. Hort-481

Commercial protected floriculture

1 + 1 =2

VII

RAWE Hort-477

Horticulture

0 + 3 =3

 

                                                          Total

12 +10=22

 

I – TERM (New)

Semester

Course No.

Course title

Credits

I

Hort-111

Production technology of fruit crops

2 + 1=3

III

Hort-232

Production technology of vegetable and flowers

1 + 1=2

II – TERM (New)

IV

Hort-243

Production technology of spices, aromatics, medicinal and plantation crop

1 + 1=2

VI

Hort-364

Post harvest management and value addition of fruit and vegetable

1 + 1=2

                                                      Total

5+ 4 =9

 

M.Sc. Hort. (Floriculture and Landscape Architecture)

 

Semester I

Sr.No.

Course No

Course title

Credits

Major course : 9 Credits

1.

FLA 501

Breeding of flower crops and ornamental plants

2+1 =3

2.

FLA 502

Production technology of cut flowers

2+1 =3

3.

FLA 503

Production technology of loose flowers

2+1 =3

Minor course : 6 Credits

4.

AGRO 505

Agro=meteorology and crop weather

2+1 =3

5.

BIOCHEM 501

Basic Biochemistry

2+1 =3

Supporting courses : 3 Credits

6.

STAT 511

Statistical methods for Applied Science

2+1 =3

Non creditable courses :  2 Credits

7

PGS 501

Library and information Services

0+1= 1

8.

PGS 504

Basic concept in laboratory techniques

0+1= 1

Semester II

Sr.No.

Course No

Course title

Credits

Major course : 9 Credits

1.

FLA 504

Landscaping and ornamental Gardening

2+1 =3

2.

FLA 505

Protected Floriculture

2+1 =3

3.

FLA 506

Value Addition in Flowers

2+1 =3

 

 

Minor course : 3 Credits

4.

GP 510

Breeding for abiotic stress

2+1 =3

Supporting courses : 3 Credits

6.

STAT 512

Experimental Design

2+1 =3

Non creditable courses :  2 Credits

7

PGS 502

Technical writing and communication skill

0+1= 1

8.

PGS 503

Intellectual properties and its management in Agriculture

1+0= 1

Semester III

Sr.No.

Course No

Course title

Credits

Major course : 3 Credits

1.

FLA 507

Turfing and Turf Management

2+1 =3

Non creditable courses :  2 Credits

7

PGS 506

Disaster Management

1+0= 1

8.

PGS 505

Agricultural Research ethics and rural development programmes

1+0= 1

A)   Semester IV

Sr.No.

Course No

Course title

Credits

Major course : 3 Credits

1.

FLA 591

Seminar

0+1 =1

 

 

3. Infrastructure:-

 

          The section has well furnished staff rooms, well equipped classroom, Latest Laboratory equipments, research farms, Maharajbagh garden, Botanic Garden, Telankhedi Garden, computer facility, high speed broadband internet facility, DLP, OHP, Digital cameras, Laptops, etc., which are frequently used by the faculties and students. The section has well equipped laboratories for teaching purpose and research purpose.

 

 

4. Mandate:-

 

  • Teaching        :        Under graduate and Post Graduate

 

  • Research       :        Horticultural Improvement Programme on flowers, fruits, citrus,etc.

 

  • Extension       :        Front line demonstration of Mango, Citrus, Potato, Seasonal Fruits and                        Flowers.

 

5. Sections:- 

 

Horticulture section of this college has no sections. 

 

6. Faculty – Section of Horticulture

 

STAFF POSITION:

 

Sr. No.

Designation

 

No. of post

1.

Professor     

:

1

2.

Associate Professor

:

2

3.

Assistant Professor

:

4

4.

Senior Research Assistant

:

1

5.

 Junior Research Assistant

:

1

6.

Agriculture Assistant 

:

5

7.

Mali    

:

1

8.

Tractor Driver

:

1

9.

Section Assistant

:

1

10.

Attendant

:

2

11.

Gr-I Labour

:

60

 

Faculty

Sr.

No

Photo

Name

Desig-nation

Qualification

Specia-

lization

1

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Dr. D.M. Panchbhai

Professor

MSc. (Horticulture), Ph.D., NET

Horticulture

2

 

Dr. Ramakant Gajbhiye

Associate Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D. (Horticulture)

Horticulture

3

 

Dr. Smt.  Neha  K. Chopde

 

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D. (Horticulture)

Horticulture

4

 

 

Dr. Mrs. Shalini A. Bagde

 

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. ., Ph.D.  (Horticulture)

Horticulture

5.

 

Dr. S. S. Gajbhiye

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D. (Horticulture)

Horticulture

 

 

 

Dr. D. M. Panchbhai

 

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Dr. D.M. Panchbhai

Station/Scheme

College of Agriculture, Nagpur

Designation

Professor of Horticulture

Qualification

M.Sc.(Hort.), Ph.D., NET

Experience

14 years

Specialization

Horticulture

Discipline

Horticulture

Joining Date

   /   /

 

AWARDS

5

 

BOOKS PUBLISHED

4

 

RESEARCH PAPERS :   32

Popular Articles :   67

Variety Developed : 1 of Tamarind (Akola Smruti)

Recommendations : 6

Akashwani & TV Programme : 9

 

 

PERSONAL DETAIL

Date of Birth

15th April Nineteen Sixty nine

Address

---

Phone No.

0712-2530685

Mobile No,

9970070923

Email ID

panchbhai_dm@yahoo.in

 

 

7. Students

           

The undergraduate and post graduate education is offered at the college. Horticulture is among the top choice of agricultural graduates of SAUs to Pursue PG studies. The postgraduate education leading to M.Sc.(Ag.) is offered at Section of Horticulture. The total intake capacity for Post graduate students (MSc.) are as under

 

MSc.(Agri.) Horticulture       :        09

 

 

So far this section has produced 298 post graduates and are occupying responsible positions in different departments in India and abroad. They have brought laurels to the department by their outstanding work and achievement. The section is proud of them.

 

 

8. Co-curricular activities

The  faculty of the section associates with various co-curricular activities pertaining to admissions examination, university sports, social gathering, student’s educational tours etc.,

 

9. Research activities and achievements:

 

          Research experiments related to Nagpur mandarin, mango, potato, okra, fennel, Ajwan, Chrysanthemum, mogra, seasonal flowers and fruits are carried out by the faculty of this section.

 

The important results of the research work carried out by the section are highlighted below.

Ø  Nagpur mandarin: Under floral biology studies, 82.4 % flowers were perfect, 14.4 % deformed and 3.2 % staminate and 61 to 71 % fruit set was noticed within 7 days in perfect flowers.

Ø  The morphological characters of variant ‘Welia’ are standardized as shining colour, soft feel with alternate thicker and thiner veins of leaf and broader shoot angle. While the ‘Kikarpani’ leaves are smaller with more number of oil glands than normal.

Ø  Harvested fruits dipped in fungicidal wax with 500 ppm Benlate helped in reducing fruit rotting and prolonging storage life up to 21 days at ambient temperature.

Ø  Nagpur 182 seedless santra contains on an average 0.1 and 1.6 seed per fruit of Ambia and Mrig bahar respectively, is released for its cultivation in Maharashtra.

Ø  Half bed system of irrigation gave comparable growth and yield with ring method of irrigation Nagpur santra and found useful during water scarcity.

Ø  Mango : Polyembryonic root stock var-Bappakai induced dwarfing in Langda where as var-Kurakkan induced dwarfing in Nagin.

Ø  Potato: Sprouted potato tubers soaked in 5 ppm GA solution under reduced dose of fertilizers (100:40:40) significantly increase the yield.

Ø  Okra: Variety Sel-2-2 was found significant in respect of yield and resistance to YVM.

Ø  Fennel- Badisop var UR-101 recorded maximum yield (19.2 qt) amongst others four varieties. While a fertilizer dose of 100:50 NPK/ha was found optimum for getting the higher yield.

Ø  Ajwan: Fertilizer dose of 100:50:50 NPK /ha was found optimum for getting the higher yield.

Ø  Chrysanthemum: Variety Raja recorded highest flower yield (61.5 qt.) amongst six varieties under study.

Ø  Planting during 1st fortnight of July and GA 100 ppm spray at 30th  and 70 days of crop growth was found significant for maximum flower yield.

Ø  Mogra: Variety Khoya recorded maximum flower yield (268.9 g per plant) amongst six varieties under study.

Ø  Seasonal flowers: A fertilizer dose of 150:50:00,100:50:00 and 200:50:00 NPK /ha are recommended for annual chrysanthemum, gaillardia and marigold respectively for maximum yield and higher B:C ratio.

 

      On going research programme (2009-2010)

 

1.    Collection, maintenance and evaluation of dolichos bean types

2.    Collection, maintenance and evaluation of brinjal types

3.    Collection, maintenance and evaluation of tomato types

4.    Collection, maintenance and evaluation of bitter gourd types

5.    Propagation studies in guava.

6.    Crop improvement studies in guava

 

10. Extension activities and achievements:-

Besides the main function of undergraduate and  postgraduate teaching, the staff members are actively involved in extension activities like FLDs, exhibitions, shivar pheri, field days etc.

 

Extension Activities:

      In addition to the teaching and research, the staff also involved in several extension activities such as-

  1. District monthly workshop organized by Extension Agronomist and S.A.O., Nagpur to disseminate the advance technology in horticultural crop to the extension functionaries.
  2. Monthly field visits and occasional diagnostic visits are arranged at cultivators field to solve the problems of horticultural crops
  3. Farmers help line: The staff has to attend weekly to give technical advice and replies to the farmers quarries.
  4. The scientist are also invited by State Department of Agriculture, Banks, Agril Marketing Board,  Rashtriya Chemicals and fertilizers Ltd. etc. for delivering the lectures on assigned topics of farmers interest, in the training classes and functions arranged by them.

      

Nursery Activities

            Planting materials of Nagpur mandarin, Sweet orange, Mango, Guava, Sapota, Custard apple, and flower and ornamental plants are available.

 

11. Research recommendations (approved in Agresco):-

          Research work is primarily based on various problems received as feedbacks from time to time and finalized in the project level meeting of Horticulture discipline. Research outcome is discussed in the annual RRC and RFRC meetings and then research recommendations are released after approval in Joint AGRESCO. Horticulture has contributed significantly in developing improved varieties and technologies. The most important achievements are briefly summarized below –

 

12. Publications:-

 

The faculty members of this section has done the following publications so far:-

          Research Papers                :80 +

 

 

13.Contact information :

         

Contact Person

 

Professor of Horticulture,
College of Agriculture, Opp.Nagpur University Library,

North Ambazari Road, Near Agronomy Section,

Nagpur – 440001, Maharashtra, India.
Phone : (0712) 2530685

Fax     : (0712) 2554820
E-mail : panchbhai_dm@yahoo.in

   

 

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

Important Resources

 

PDKV, Akola

MCAER, Pune

ICAR, New Delhi

IARI, New Delhi

Mah.State Agri. Dept

Dept. of Agriculture & Co-operation,  Govt. of India

Govt. of India website

Mah.State Agri.Marketing Board

Agri.Marketing Network, Govt. of India

UGC,

New Delhi

 

 

 

 

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