Training Course on ‘Agronomy: Crop Rotation and Management’ in Mozambique
Date: 14-18 January 2013
Venue: Maputo - Mozambique

Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised training on “Agronomy: Crop Rotation and Management” within the framework of OIC Cotton Training Programme (OIC-CTP) at the Mozambique Institute for Cotton in Maputo, Mozambique, on 14-18 January 2013. The course was provided by Dr Said Abd El-Tawab Farag Hamoda, an expert from Agricultural Research Centre in Egypt, and was attended by agronomists, researchers and technicians from public and private sector.

The training course on “Agronomy: Crop Rotation and Management” mainly covered the following subjects:

  • Crop rotation
    • Rotations
      • Objectives of crop rotation
      • Kinds of crop rotation
      • Crop rotation and its relation to soil fertility
      • Crop rotation and its relation to weeds, insect, pests and plant diseases control
      • The kinds of crop which planting in cotton rotation
      • Fertilization under cotton rotation
    • Intercropping of cotton
      • Advantage of intercropping
      • The kinds of crops which intercropping with cotton
      • The management of crops within Intercropping
  • Cotton transplanting
    • Advantage of transplanting
    • Techniques of the transplanting of cotton seedling
    • Paper pot method
    • Plastic sheet
    • Nursery preparation and transplanting
    • The management of cotton seedlings after transplanting in field
  • Planting cotton under stress conditions
    • Salinity (planting cotton in salinity soil and irrigated with saline water)
    • Drought and foliar application of some drought tolerance inducers
    • High temperature
  • Cotton management
    • Land preparation
    • No tillage and minimum tillage,
    • planting dates (Early and late planting),
    • Planting methods,
    • Plant population and plant distributions,
    • Replanting and Thinning,
    • Weed control
    • Pest control
    • Picking
  • Fertilization in cotton
    • Mineral fertilization with NPK and Micro elements
    • Organic fertilization
    • Preparing the compost
    • Bio – fertilization
    • Super Bio fertilization
    • Elements deficiency symptoms
  • Irrigation in cotton
    • Irrigation Intervals
    • Requirements of irrigation
    • New irrigation systems (Surface- Sprinkler -drip irrigation)
    • Rain fed irrigation
  • The mechanization of cotton production
    • Land preparation and levelling by using LASER techniques
    • Planting with precision planters
    • Irrigation by using New irrigation systems
    • control the plant canopy size
    • Chemical applications with ultra-violate sprayers
    • Cotton picking and cleaning by using different designs of spindles and spirals system