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Swayam

Plant Pathology And Soil Health

University of Mysore and CEC via Swayam

Overview

Plant pathology, it is also called as phytopathology deals with the cause, etiology, resulting losses and control or management of the plant diseases. It includes the study on the living entities that cause diseases in plants; the mechanism by which the disease causing agents produce diseases; the interactions between the disease causing agents and host plant in relation to overall environment. Soil health deals with soil as a natural resources on the surface of the earth including soil formation, classification, physical, chemical, biological and fertility properties of soil. It includes the effects of agricultural pesticides and fertilizers and their residue levels in atmosphere. It also consists of analytical techniques which are involved in pesticide analysis.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week – I - 1. Plant pathology | 2. Viral diseases in plants | 3.Bacterial diseases in plants | 4. Fungal diseases in plants
Week – II - 5. Life Cycles in Insects | 6. Principles and Methods of Pest Control | 7.Pests of Cereal Crops | 8. Pests of Pulses and Sugar Cane |
Week – III - 9.Pests of Oil Seeds and Forage Crops | 10. Insects of Industrial importance | 11. Applied Entomology |
Week - IV - 12. Agronomy of Crop Plants | 13. Soil Chemistry and Fertility | 14. Macro and Micro Nutrients | 15. Chemistry of Pesticides |
Week – V - 16. Inorganic Pesticides | 17. Pesticide Formulation | 18. Organophosphorus Pesticides | 19. Pyrethroids and Other Natural Pesticides |
Week – VI - 20. Recent Advances in Pest Control | 21.Resistance against Pesticides | 22. Host Plant Resistance | 23. Pesticide Hazards |
Week – VII - 24. Penetration and Distribution of Pesticide Residues and their Effects on Quality of Human Life | 25. Pesticide Residues in the Water | 26. Pesticide Residues in the Soil |
Week - VIII - 27.Analysis of Pesticide Residues and Toxicological Testing Methods | 28. Analysis Techniques involved in Pesticide Analysis | 29. Biotechnology Approaches in Pest Management|
Week – IX - 30. Integrated Pest Management | 31. Bio fertilizer | 32. Herbicides | 33.Fungicides |
Week - X - 34.Controlled Release of Pesticides, Fertilizers and their Formulations | 35. Bionomics and Control of The Crop Plants | 36. Bionomics and Management of the Stored Food Crops |
Week - XI - 37. Bionomics and Management of The Medically important Pests | 38. Agro Ecosystem Analysis | 39. Analysis of Agrochemicals | 40. Plant Protection Appliances |

Taught by

Dr. DEEPA R HEBBAR

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