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Advance Techniques in Agriculture

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Seed Treatment

Tissue Culture

Growth Hormones

Cropping Systems


Various improved techniques are practiced in Agriculture for increasing production and quality of crops. Improvements in plant variety, seed production, seed treatments are some techniques related to seed quality and have direct effect on yield of the crop. Growth hormones are used for various purposes in crop plants. They improve crop growth, flower and fruit production, fruit set, total yield and quality of crop plants. Tissue culture is a technique used for faster multiplication of Plants. Different cropping systems help in maintaining soil conditions and checking pests and diseases. Likewise learning and applying these advance techniques will help us to improve our agriculture.


After going this lesson, you will be able to:

• explain various types of seed treatments to improve germination and to protect the seed and seedling from pest and diseases

• define tissue culture techniques

• describe types and effects of growth hormones

• explaining different cropping systems

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