COURSE CODE: AGE 102
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Agricultural Engineering
NUMBER OF UNITS: Units
COURSE DURATION: I hours per week
Definition of Agricultural Engineering, various branches (options), *contributions of Agricultural Engineering to National development, Farm power (sources of power) – human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind and hydro power; introduction to farm machinery – machine elements, machines for tillage, crop cultivation, seeding, weeding, plant protection, fertilization, harvesting, postharvest technology; Farm buildings such as farmstead and farm residence, animal shelters, storage structures, building materials; Post harvest technology – principles of crop drying, milling, processing, preservation, packaging; Principles of soil conservation, introduction to irrigation, drainage and farm electrification; scope of agricultural mechanization, Job prospects for agricultural engineers.