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CO1: Students acquire knowledge on plant disease diagnosis
CO2: Students gain hands-on training on isolation and identification of plant pathogens
CO3: Students gains experience for devising management strategies against major plant diseases
CO4: Students gain knowledge on online platforms and mobile applications for identification and management of plant diseases
CO5: Instill confidence in students for setting up agri-clinics and other agri-enterprises for farmers
Symptoms, etiology, disease cycle and management of major diseases of following crops:
Field Crops: Rice: blast, brown spot, bacterial blight, sheath blight, false smut, khaira, tungro, Stem Rot, Sheath Rot, Bacterial Leaf Streak; Maize: stalk rots, downy mildew, leaf spots, Banded sheath blight, Northern corn leaf spot, Maize Mosaic; Sorghum: smuts, grain mold and anthracnose, Bajra :downy mildew and ergot; Groundnut: early and late leaf spots, wilt, Stem rot, Soybean: Rhizoctonia blight, bacterial spot, seed and seedling rot, soybean mosaic mosaic, Yellow Mosaic; Pigeonpea: Phytophthora blight, wilt and sterility mosaic; Finger millet: Blast and leaf spot; black & green gram: Cercospora leaf spot and anthracnose, web blight and yellow mosaic; Castor: Phytophthora blight; Tobacco: black shank, black root rot, mosaic, Damping off and Orobanche. Horticultural Crops: Guava: wilt and anthracnose; Banana: Panama wilt, bacterial wilt, Sigatoka , bunchy top, Bract Mosaic, Infectious chlorosis, Anthracnose; Papaya: foot rot, leaf curl and mosaic; Pomegranate: bacterial blight; Cruciferous vegetables: Alternaria leaf spot, black rot; White rust and Club root; Brinjal: Phomopsis blight and fruit rot and Sclerotinia blight; Tomato: damping off, wilt, early and late blight, buck eye rot and leaf curl, mosaic, Powdery Mildew, Root Knot; Okra: Yellow Vein Mosaic; Beans: anthracnose and bacterial blight; Ginger: soft rot; Colocasia: Phytophthora blight; Coconut: wilt, bud rot; Tea: blister blight; Coffee: rust
Identification and histopathological studies of selected diseases of field and horticultural crops covered in theory. Field visit for the diagnosis of field problems. Collection and preservation of plant diseased specimens for Herbarium.
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Dr. Aravind. T is working as Asst. Professor in Department of Plant Pathology, M.S. Swaminathan School of Agriculture, Centurion University of Technology and Management, India. He completed his graduation from Kerala Agriculture University, Kerala, Post-graduation from Anand Agriculture University, Gujarat and Ph. D from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Uttarakhand India. He […]