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ICAR NET Syllabus

ICAR NET Syllabus 2017: Are you planning for the ICAR NET Exam: First should know the Revised ICAR NET Syllabus!!! Download ASRB NET Exam Syllabus PDF: ASRB NET Exam is particular qualifying exam for Lecturers and Assistant Professors in State Agricultural Universities and other Agricultural Universities. The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board conducts this National Eligibility Test throughout India every year. Candidates who are going to prepare for the Exam may get the ICAR NET Exam Syllabus from this page and prepare accordingly.
ICAR NET Syllabus
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ICAR NET Syllabus

ICAR NET Syllabus for Agronomy

Unit 1: Crop Ecology and Geography
  • Principles of crop ecology
  • Ecosystem concept and determinants of productivity of ecosystem
  • Physiological limits of crop yield and variability in relation to ecological optima
  • Crop adaptation
  • Climate shift and its ecological implication
  • Greenhouse effect
  • Agro-ecological and agro climatic regions of lndia
  • Geographical distribution of cereals, legumes, oilseeds, vegetables, fodders and forages, commercial crops, condiments and spices, medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Adverse climatic factors and crop productivity
  • Photosynthesis, respiration, net assimilation, solar energy conversion efficiency and relative water content, light intensity, water and CO2 in relation to photosynthetic rates and efficiency
  • Physiological stress in crops
  • Remote sensing
  • Spectral indices and their application in agriculture
  • crop water stressindices and crop stress detection

Unit 2: Weed Management
  • Scope and principles of weed management
  • Weeds’ classification, biology, ecology and allelopathy
  • Crop weed competition, weed threshold
  • Herbicides classification, formulations, mode of action, selectivity and resistance
  • Persistence of herbicides in soils and plants
  • Application methods and equipment
  • Biological weed control, bioherbicides
  • Integrated weed management
  • Special weeds, parasitic and aquatic weeds and their management in cropped and non cropped lands
  • weed control schedules in field crops, vegetables and plantation crops
  • Role of GM crops in weed management
Unit 3: Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Use
  • History of soil fertility and fertilizer use
  • Concept of essentiality of plant nutrients, their critical concentrations in plants, nutrient interactions, diagnostic techniques with special emphasis on emerging deficiencies of secondary and micro-nutrients
  • Soil fertility and productivity and their indicators
  • Fertilizer materials including liquid fertilizers, their composition, mineralization, availability and reaction products in soils
  • Water solubility of phosphate fertilizers
  • Slow release fertilizers, nitrification inhibitors and their use for crop production
  • Principles and methods of fertilizer application
  • Integrated nutrient management and bio-fertilizers
  • Agronomic and physiological efficiency and recovery of applied plant nutrients
  • Criteria for determining fertilizer schedules for cropping systems direct, residual and cumulative effects
  • Fertilizer related environmental problems including ground water pollution
  • Site-specific nutrient management
  • Contamination of heavy metals in peri-urban soils and their remediation

Unit 4: Dryland Agronomy
  • Concept of dryland farming; dryland farming vs rainfed farming
  • History, development, significance and constraints of dryland agriculture in India
  • Climatic classification and delineation of dryland tracts
  • Characterization of agro-climatic environments of drylands
  • Rainfall analysis and length of growing season
  • Types of drought, drought syndrome, effect on plant growth, drought resistance, drought
  • avoidance, drought management
  • Crop Planning including contingency, crop diversification, varieties, cropping systems, conservation cropping and mid-season corrections for aberrant weather conditions
  • Techniques of moisture conservation insitu to reduce evapotranspiration, runoff and to increase infiltration
  • Rain water harvesting and recycling concept, techniques and practices
  • Timelines and precision key factors for timely sowing, precision in seeding, weed control
  • Fertilizer placement, top dressing and foliar application, aqua-fertigation
  • Concept and importance of watershed management in dryland areas
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ICAR NET Syllabus for Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources:

Unit 1: Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics
  • Nomenclature, purpose, principles and systems of classification
  • Taxonomy of higher plants, floras, manuals, monographs, index, catalogues and dictionaries, herbaria
  • Concepts of biosystematics, evolution and differentiation of species
  • Biosystematic and taxonomic tools
  • Origin, evolution and biosystematics of selected crops (rice, wheat, rape seed & mustard, cotton)
Unit 2: Economically important plants –I
  • Origin, history, domestication, botany, genetic resource activities, cultivation, production and use of:
  • Cereals: Wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, pearl millet and minor millets.
  • Pulses : Pigeon pea, chickpea, black gram, green gram, cowpea, soybean, pea, lentil, horse gram, lab-lab bean, rice bean, winged bean, French bean, lima bean, sword bean.
  • Oilseeds: Groundnut, sesame, castor, rape seed, mustard, sunflower, safflower, niger, oil palm, coconut and linseed.

Unit 3: Economically important plants –II
  • Origin, distribution, cultivation, production and utilization of economic plants of following groups such as
  • Fibres: cotton, silk cotton, jute, sunnhemp, agave, flax and mesta (kenoff)
  • Sugars: sugarcane, sugarbeet, sugarpalm and sweet sorghum
  • Fodders and green manure crops: Plantation crops: coconut, cocoa, tea; root and
  • Tuber crops-: potato, sweet potato, tapioca, aroids etc.
Unit 4: Economically important plants –III
  • Origin, distribution, classification, production and utilization of Fruits: mango, banana, citrus, guava, grapes and other indigenous fruits
  • apple, plum, pear, peach, cashewnut and walnut
  • Vegetables: tomato, brinjal, okra, cucumber, cole crops, gourds etc.
  • Fumigatories and masticatories: tobacco, betelvine, areacanut
  • medicinal and aromatic plants: sarpagandha, belladonna, cinchona, nux-vomica, vinca, mentha and glycirrhiza, plantago etc.
  • Narcotics: cannabis, datura, gloriosa, pyrethrum and opium
  • Dye-, tannin-, gum- and resin- yielding plants
  • Plant of agro-forestory importance: multipurpose trees /shrubs, subabool, Acacia nilotica, poplar, sesbania, neem etc.
  • Non-traditional economic plants: jojoba, guayule, jatropha, carcus etc.

Unit 5: Biodiversity and Plant Genetic Resources (PGR)
  • Biosphere and biodiversity; plant species richness and endemism
  • Concept and importance of plant genetic resources and its increasing erosion
  • Centres of origin and diversity of crop plants, domestication, evaluation, bioprospecting
  • National and International organizations associated with PGR
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), recent issues related to access and ownership of PGR, IPR,. PBRs, farmers rights, sui-generis system etc
Unit 6: Germplasm Augmentation
  • History and importance of germplasm collection, eco geographical distribution of diversity, logistics of exploration and collection, use of flora and herbaria, random and selective sampling, genepool sampling in self and cross pollinated species
  • Concept, importance and ecogeographical considerations of introduction and exchange of plant germplasm
  • Prerequisites conventions and achievements of PGR exchange
Unit 7: Germplasm Conservation
  • Principles and methods of conservation, in situ and ex situ methods, on – farm conservation
  • Gene banks: short-medium- and long-term conservation strategies
  • Seed physiology and seed technology in conservation
  • Seed storage behaviour (orthodox, recalcitrant), field genebanks, clonal repositories.
  • Gene bank management, gene bank standard for various crops, ISTA, AOSA, IPGRI guidelines, documentation of information in gene bank

Unit 8: Biotechnology in PGR
  • Plant conservation biotechnology, biotechnology in plant germplasm acquisition
  • Plant tissue culture in disease elimination, in vitro conservation and exchange
  • Cryopreservation, transgenics – exchange and biosafety issues
  • Biochemical and molecular approaches to assessing plant diversity
Unit 9: Plant Quarantine
  • Principles, objectives and relevance of plant quarantine
  • Regulations and plant quarantine set up in Indai
  • Economic significance of seed borne pests, pathogens and weeds
  • Detection and post entry quarantine operations, salvaging of infested/infected germplasm, domestic quarantine

Unit 9: Plant Quarantine
  • Principles, objectives and relevance of plant quarantine
  • Regulations and plant quarantine set up in Indai
  • Economic significance of seed borne pests, pathogens and weeds
  • Detection and post entry quarantine operations, salvaging of infested/infected germplasm, domestic quarantine
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