Agrobiotecnology Courses

 
Course:
Introduction to Agriculture

ID#
A-0001

Series Type:
Course

Intended Audience:
Biologist with non agriculture educational background

Scope:
Educate in basic agricultural concepts to expand knowledge.
To gain knowledge in concepts helpful in the type of work either lab or field work of seeds companies

Description:
Agronomics characteristics for crop based on soil properties, plant characteristics, planting requisites and preparation for plating, seed germination and requirements in addition to weed control.

 

Course:
Plant Pathology

ID#
A-0002

Series Type:
Course

Intended Audience:
Biologist with non agriculture educational background

Scope:
Educate in basic agricultural concepts to expand knowledge.
To gain knowledge in concepts helpful in the type of work either lab or field work of seeds companies

Description:
What are pathogens and how do we diagnose their presence knowing their life cycle. Difference between damage caused by pathogen, insects or nutrient deficiency.Theory and practice of plant disease management; emphasis on integration of cultural, biological, chemical, and plant breeding techniques.

 

Course:
Agricultural Entomology

ID#
A-0003

Series Type:
Course

Intended Audience:
Biologist with non agriculture educational background

Scope:
Educate in basic agricultural concepts to expand knowledge.

Description:
Introduction to insects and related arthropods emphasizing those aspects of their structure and life history responsible for some of them becoming pests and indicating those aspects towards which control measures can be directed.

 

Course:
Plant Propagation

ID#
A-0004

Series Type:
Course

Intended Audience:
Biologist with non agriculture educational background

Scope:
To gain knowledge in concepts helpful in the type of work either lab or field work of seeds companies

Description:
An introductory plant propagation course, designed to provide with an understanding of the basics of sexual and asexual propagation and micropropagation techniques.

 

Course:
Agricultural Biotechnology

ID#
A-0005

Series Type:
Course

Intended Audience:
Biologist with non-agriculture educational background

Scope:
Educate in basic agricultural concepts to expand knowledge.

Description:
Introduction to new developments in genomics and application in agriculture.

 

Course:
Crop Improvement

ID#
A-0006

Series Type:
Course

Intended Audience:
Biologist with non-agriculture educational background

Scope:
To gain knowledge in concepts helpful in the type of work either lab or field work of seeds companies

Description:
To improve the precision and efficiency of plant breeding programs, there is a need that plant breeders have access to new tools and technology – molecular markers extensively used by plant breeders in developed and developing world for developing trait specific newer and betters crops. This course will help plant breeders to learn such techniques to integrate new tools into their crop improvement programs.The major focus in the course will be on analysis and the use of marker genotyping data rather than on data generation. Course will provide hands-on training on sample preparation and course participants will be trained on the experimental design and data analysis components of molecular markers, application of bioinformatics for crop improvement.