Ch 16: Principles of Agronomy

About This Chapter

Improve your understanding of the principles of agronomy, including topics like major crops in India, soil structure, and more. If you are preparing for an exam, the accompanying lesson quizzes can help raise your confidence by testing your knowledge of the topics in advance.

Principles of Agronomy - Chapter Summary

In these lessons on principles of agronomy, you'll learn about soil conservation, types of fertilizers, and how irrigation is used. You'll also gain an understanding of the characteristics of soil profiles. By the end of the chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Discuss the cultivation of common crops in India
  • List different types of soil and explain what soil profiles are
  • Examine what causes soil erosion
  • Provide examples of natural fertilizers
  • Differentiate between the properties of farmyard and green manure
  • Describe characteristics of drainage basins
  • Discuss practices for cultivation of fruits and vegetables

Our professional educators review the topics covered using plenty of examples to ensure the material is easy to absorb. For video lessons, timelines let you easily navigate the videoand go over only the topics you need to review. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge. You can also print the lesson quizzes and use them as worksheets.

12 Lessons in Chapter 16: Principles of Agronomy
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Major Crops in India: Types & Practices

1. Major Crops in India: Types & Practices

India's economy is growing, and the trend for gross domestic product from agricultural products is part of this growth. This lesson will explore the main agricultural products grown in India and the practices associated with growing these crops.

What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types

2. What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types

Soil is the material found on the surface of the earth that is composed of organic and inorganic material. Soil varies due to its structure and composition. Learn about the different types of soil and soil structures in this video lesson.

The Formation and Composition of Soil: Definition and Factors

3. The Formation and Composition of Soil: Definition and Factors

In this video lesson you will learn how soil is formed and what it is made of. You will also learn about how soil is classified and distributed in layers underground.

Soil Profile: Definition, Development & Types

4. Soil Profile: Definition, Development & Types

Explore the characteristics of soil profiles, their horizons and how they develop. Then you can use this knowledge to help you determine the conditions under which the soil developed and understand the history of the surrounding landscape.

Soil's Chemical Composition & Environmental Effects

5. Soil's Chemical Composition & Environmental Effects

Soil is extremely important for all life on Earth. Animals and plants need soil to live. In this lesson, we are going to learn what soil is made of, explore different types of soil, and discover some of the environmental problems that soil suffers from.

Soil Conservation: Fighting Soil Erosion With Sustainable Soil Use

6. Soil Conservation: Fighting Soil Erosion With Sustainable Soil Use

In this lesson, you will learn about the causes of soil erosion and the impacts it has on plants and other resources. You will also learn about how erosion is prevented through land use and land monitoring.

What Are Natural Fertilizers? - Examples & Overview

7. What Are Natural Fertilizers? - Examples & Overview

In this lesson you will learn about natural fertilizers and how they can stimulate plant growth when added to soil. Examples are given to aid your understanding. At the end, take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Farmyard vs. Green Manure: Properties & Methods of Application

8. Farmyard vs. Green Manure: Properties & Methods of Application

Fertilizers are often needed for plants to thrive. In this lesson, we will explore two types of manure that can be used to fertilize plants: farmyard manure and green manure.

Manures & Fertilizers: Types, Uses & Examples

9. Manures & Fertilizers: Types, Uses & Examples

Farmers and gardeners have quite a few choices when it comes to manures and fertilizers. In this lesson, learn the difference between the two, what types are available, and what each is used for.

Definition & Types of Irrigation

10. Definition & Types of Irrigation

This lesson explores irrigation, a crucial technique for farming. Our food sources, and ultimately our daily lives, depend on irrigation. Complete this lesson to learn more about this important technology.

Drainage Basins: Definition & Characteristics

11. Drainage Basins: Definition & Characteristics

Do you know where the water in your area flows? In this lesson, we will explore the system of drainage basins and how they help develop river systems. We will also investigate some extreme examples of drainage basins.

Cultivation Practices of Fruits & Vegetables

12. Cultivation Practices of Fruits & Vegetables

Even though each fruit and vegetable has its own specific planting requirements, there are some general cultivation practices that applies to all of them. Learn what these are in this lesson.

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