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close this book Agricultural development workers training manual - Volume III Crops
View the document HDL 2.0 CD-ROM editor's note on the safe use of pesticides and herbicides
View the document Table of contents
View the document Preface and acknowledgements
View the document Introduction to volume III
close this folder Chapter I: Orientation to the crops component of ag training
View the document A. Overview of the crops training component
View the document B. Preparing the crops training component
View the document C. Carrying out the crops training component
close this folder Chapter II: Curriculum of the crops component
View the document A. Crops session list organized by skill group
View the document B. Session plan format
View the document C. Lesson plans
close this folder Skill group I: The agricultural environment
View the document Session 1: Surveying and interpreting the local ag environment
close this folder Skill group II: Crop production management principals
View the document Session 1: Introduction to crop production management
close this folder Skill group III: Units of measure
View the document Session 1: Conversions
View the document Session 2: Land measurement and plot layout
close this folder Skill group IV: Soil management and fertilizer use
View the document Session 1: Basic soil characteristics and troubleshooting
View the document Session 2: Land preparation and seedbed styles
View the document Session 3: Plant nutrition basics
View the document Session 4: Determining fertilizer needs
View the document Session 5: Using Organic Fertilizers
View the document Session 6: Composting
View the document Session 7: Using chemical fertilizers
View the document Session 8: Fertilizer math
View the document Session 9: Soil conservation overview
close this folder Skill group V: Water management
View the document Session 1: Hand watering young plan
View the document Session 2: Hand watering established plants
View the document Session 3: Dry season watering methods
close this folder Skill group VI: Insect control
View the document Session 1: Identifying insects and their damage
View the document Session 2: Non-chemical and chemical insect control
View the document Session 3: Sprayer maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair
View the document Session 4: Applying pesticides with a sprayer
close this folder Skill group VII: Disease and nematode control
View the document Session 1: Understanding and identifying crop diseases
View the document Session 2: Non-chemical and chemical disease control
View the document Session 3: Nematodes and their control
close this folder Skill group VIII: Weed control
View the document Session 1: Weed identification and control
close this folder Skill group IX: Vegetable production
View the document Session 1: Planting session - Direct seeded vegetables
View the document Session 2: Planting session - Cucurbits
View the document Session 3: Direct planting - Principles and practices
View the document Session 4: Vegetable characteristics
View the document Session 5: Planting session - Sweet potatoes
View the document Session 6: Transplanting session - Tomatoes, eggplant, cabbage, etc.
View the document Session 7: Planting session - Nursery seedbed
View the document Session 8: Raising transplants
View the document Session 9: Pruning, staking, trellising
View the document Session 10: Sun drying fruits and vegetables
View the document Session 11: Seed storage and quality
View the document Session 12: Germination testing
View the document Session 13: Seed production
View the document Session 14: Garden planning exercise
close this folder Skill group X: Traditional field crops overview
close this folder A. Cereals and pulses (except rice)
View the document Session 1: Planting session - Cereals
View the document Session 2: Planting session - Pulses
View the document Session 3: Introduction to traditional field crops
View the document Session 4: Stages of growth and related management need
View the document Session 5: Field crop production practices
View the document Session 6: Grain drying and storage
close this folder B. Rice
View the document Session 1: Pre-germinating and nursing rice
View the document Session 2: Introduction to rice
View the document Session 3: Rice paddy preparation
View the document Session 4: Rice production practices
View the document Session 5: Transplanting rice
close this folder Chapter III: Technical guidelines and references for the crops training component
close this folder Units of measure and conversions
View the document Common units of measure and conversions
View the document How to convert yields from a small plot basis to a kg/hectare or lbs./acre basis
View the document Units of measure practice problems
close this folder Surveying and interpreting the agricultural environment
View the document A. The agricultural environment
View the document B. Guidelines for the orientation of the agricultural field worker1
View the document C. Understanding the individual farm unit
View the document D. Designing a questionnaire
View the document Introduction to crop production management
View the document A guide to crop production management factors
View the document A guide to troubleshooting common crop problems
close this folder Guidelines for vegetable growing
View the document Rooting depth of vegetables when there's no barrier to their penetration1,2
View the document Vegetable production planning chart
View the document Heat tolerance of vegetables
View the document Cold tolerance of vegetables
View the document Vegetable families
View the document Nutritional value of vegetables
View the document Calculating how much seed to buy
View the document Selecting the right type and variety of vegetable
View the document Storing seed and testing germination
View the document Choosing a vegetable garden location
View the document Using the right type of seedbed
View the document Plant spacing guidelines
View the document Intercropping
View the document Succession planting: Systematizing production
View the document Watering vegetables
View the document How to grow super transplants
View the document Tips on transplanting vegetables
View the document Guidelines for individual vegetables
View the document When to harvest vegetables
close this folder Introduction to insects and insect control
View the document I. Some important facts on insects
View the document II. How to identify insects and their damage
View the document III. The use of scientific names for insects
View the document IV. Methods of insect control and their effectiveness
View the document Some "organic" (non-chemical) pest controls
close this folder Using chemical insecticides
View the document I. Some important facts on insecticides
View the document II. Insecticide safety guidelines
View the document III. Symptoms of insecticide poisoning
View the document IV. First aid measures
View the document V. Guidelines for applying insecticides
View the document VI. Some insecticide recommendations for the reference crops
View the document VII. Insecticide math and dosage calculations
View the document How to calibrate backpack and tractor sprayers
View the document Insecticide toxicity tables
close this folder Disease control
View the document I. Types of diseases and their identification
View the document II. Methods of disease control and their effectiveness
View the document Recommendations for foliar fungicides
View the document Fungicides for seed treatment
close this folder Nematodes and their control
View the document I. Basic facts on nematodes
View the document II. How to diagnose nematode problems
View the document III. How to control nematodes
View the document Nematocides & Soil sterilants
View the document Weed control
View the document Bibliography: Useful crop production references for trainees and trainers
close this folder Appendices
View the document Appendix A: Crops skill group goals and objectives - A master list
View the document Appendix B: Supply and equipment list for the crops training component
View the document Appendix C: Sample planting instructions
View the document Appendix D: Sample field notebook page
View the document Appendix E: Sample exams

HDL 2.0 CD-ROM editor's note on the safe use of pesticides and herbicides

(October 1998)

Pesticides and herbicides are dangerous. Use them rationally and appropriately. Like stated in this publication, do not use the "Dirty Dozen" (Parathion, 2, 4, 5-T, Paraquat, DDT, Aldrin/ Dieldrin/ Endrin, Chlordimeform, Dibromochloropropane (DBCP), Chlordane/ Heptachlor, HCH/ Lindane, Ethylene dibromide, Camphechlor and Pentachlorophenyl (PCP). Endosulfan (Thiodan) and Organotins (Brestan and Aquatin) were also banned from the market recently. Thank you.