Course Name : Pests of horticultural crops and their management and Beneficial Insects
Code(Credit) : ASEN3204(2-1-0)
The course entitled “Pest of Horticultural crops and their Management and beneficial insects” has been designed with a primary objective of imparting adequate knowledge to students, both in theory and practice, to diagnose a variety of horticultural crop problems related to insect and non insect pests, to comprehend their life histories and damages and to be able to recommend management strategies .
Detailed information has been provided on all major pests of crops as regards their taxonomic position, distribution, host range, life history, nature and symptoms of damage, seasonal abundance and their management. However, for minor pests their taxonomic position, nature and symptoms of damage and management have been covered with additional information wherever necessary. Major and minor pests have been differentiated by their text format.
Scientific name, order, family, host range, distribution, biology and bionomics, nature of damage and management of major pests and scientific names, order, family,host rage, distribution, nature of damage and control practices for other important arthropod pests of various vegetable crops
Narcotics, spices and condiments.
Importance of beneficial Insects
Beekeeping, pollinating plant and their cycle, bee biology, commercial methods of rearing, equipment used, seasonal management, bee enemies and disease. Bee pasturage, bee foraging and communication.Insect pests and diseases of honey bee.
Types of silkworm, voltinism and biology of silkworm.Mulberry cultivation, mulberry varieties and methods of harvesting and preservation of leaves. Rearing, mounting and harvesting of cocoons. Pest and diseases of silkworm, management, rearing appliances of mulberry silkworm and methods of disinfection.
Species of lac insect, morphology, biology, host plant, lac production – seed lac, button lac, shellac, lac- products. Identification of major parasitoids and predators commonly being used in biological control.
Identification of major Parasitoids, and predators commonly used in biological pest control.
Insect orders bearing predators and parasitoids commonly used in pest control and their mass multiplication techniques.
Important species of pollinator, weed killers and scavengers with their importance.
Identification of Typical Symptoms of Damage by various Phytophagous Insects
Identification of Insect Pests of Vegetables and Their Damage Symptoms
Identification of Insect Pests of Coconut, Turmeric, Betel Vine, Onion, Ginger and Tobacco and Their Damage Symptoms
Identification of Insect Pests of Mango, Cashew and Banana and Their Damage Symptoms
Identification of Insect Pests of Citrus and Sapota and Their Damage Symptoms
Identification of Insect Pests of Grapevine, Pomegranate And Guava and Their Damage Sy mptoms
Identification of Insect Pests of Flower and Ornamental Plants and Their Damage Symptoms
Study of Different Species of Honey Bees and Bee Hives
Study of Equipment for Handling Honey Bees
Study of Insect Pests And Diseases of Bees
Study of Different Species of Silkworm
Silkworm Rearing House and Equipment
Mulberry Cultivation and Mulberry Varieties
Study on Lac Culture
Lac Host Plants and Methods of Inoculation
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