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Rajasthan PSC ACF &Forest Range Officer Gr-I Agriculture Syllabus

Rajasthan Public Service Commission is the premier commission of the government of Rajasthan, for organizing recruitment exams, procedures for recruiting employees, officers to various departments of the government. 

Rajasthan Public Service Commission going to conduct the written examination for the posts of ACF &Forest Range Officer Gr-I Posts. Here we provide the Syllabus of RPSC ACF &Forest Range Officer Gr-I. Interested candidates who are willing to take part in the written exam can now start their exam preparation with the help of RPSC ACF &Forest Range Officer Gr-I Syllabus.

Syllabus for ACF &FRO Gr-I Agriculture Syllabus

Unit-I: Agro-climatic zones of India and Rajasthan. Ecosystem, concept and determinants of ecosystem, Elements of crop production. Classification of crops. Climatic variables. Basics of weather forecasting. Modern concepts of tillage. Conservation agriculture. Fertilizers, foliar application. Plant nutrients: occurrence, cycling in soils and their availability. INM concept. Cropping and farming systems. Organic farming: principles, objectives, certification, labelling and accreditation process. Water resources of India and Rajasthan. Methods and systems of irrigation. Water management in major crops. Soil plant water relationship. Quality of irrigation water, CU,WR, drainage. Concept, scope and problems of dryland agriculture. Watershed, moisture conservation practices, Monsoon, Contingent crop Planning. Agronomy of important crops. Scope and Principles of weed management. Weed biology and ecology. Herbicidal selectivity. Adjuvants. Soils of Rajasthan and India, Essential plant nutrients, their functions, deficiencies and toxicities, Soil fertility and productivity, Nutrient recommendations. Formation and management of saline, saline sodic, sodic and acid soils. Micro-organisms in soils and their role. Physical, Chemical and Biological properties of soil. Clay minerals, Soil reaction and buffering capacity.

Unit-II: Importance of fruits, vegetables and flowers. Planting system, training, prunuing, intercroping. sexual and asexual methods of propagation. Nursery and raising of seedlings. Cultivation practices of mango, papaya, banana, guava, citrus, ber, datepalm, bael, pomegranate, root crops, onion, cauliflower, cucurbits, okra, chilli, rose, marigold, Aloe vera, isabgol, sonamukhi. Principles and methods of fruit and vegetable production. Role of plant growth regulators in horticulture. Hi-tech horticulture and protected cultivation.

Unit-III: Cell and cell division. Mendelian principles of heredity, Multiple alleles and blood groups. Linkage and crossing over, changes in chromosome, polygenes and continuous variations, cytoplasmic inheritance, genetic material, modes of reproduction and pollination, apomixes, self – incompatibility and male sterility, domestication, acclimatization, introduction; centre of origin, Plant genetic resources of important crops and forest trees of Rajasthan, its utilization and conservation. Variation – its causes and importance. Principles and breeding methods of self & cross pollinated and vegetatively propagated crops of Rajasthan. Breeding for biotic and abiotic stresses, heterosis and inbreeding depression, polyploidy, mutation and mutation breeding, release and notification of varieties, Patenting, PPV&FR Act 2001, Plant Breeders and & Farmer’s Rights. Seed technology, seed production of important crops of Rajasthan, minimum seed certification standards. Seeds Act, Seeds Control Order. 

Unit-IV: Classification of animal kingdom with special reference to wild life, economically important insects and mites upto family level. Morphology and anatomy of grasshopper. Study of ecosystems and wild life conservation. Insect dominance. Concept and principles of IPM, Components of IPM: Physical, mechanical, cultural, chemical (including novel insecticide molecules), biological, legal and other modern approaches. Identification, nature of damage, bionomics and management of insect-pests and mites of agricultural and forest importance with special reference to Rajasthan. Lac culture, sericulture and apiculture. 

Unit-V: Milestones in plant pathology and nematology. Terms and concepts of Plant Pathology. General introduction to plant pathoganic organisms (Fungi, Bacteria,Nematodes Virus,Viroids). Causes and classification of plant diseases. Classification of plant pathoganic fungi, bacteria and nematodes. Morphology, growth, nutrition and reproduction of fungi and bacteria. Phanerogamic parasites. Symptoms, etiology and management of important diseases of major cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fruits, vegetables, spices & cash crops. Principles and methods of plant disease management.

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