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Unit I. Insect pests of vegetables: Taxonomic position, host range, distribution, biology and nature of damage of major pests various vegetable crops like Brinjal, Okra, Tomato, Potato, Sweet Potato, Onion, Chilli, Pumpkin, Cucumber, Pointed gourd, Snake gourd and other gourds, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Radish. Knolkhol, Coriander) and their management.
Unit II. Insect pests of Fruit crops: Taxonomic position, Biology, damage symptom and ecological factors responsible for insect pests of fruit crops like Mango, Apple, Citrus, Guava, Banana, Grapes, Pomegranate, Sapota, Custard Apple and Ber and their management.
Unit-III. Insect pests of Plantation crops: Taxonomic position, Biology, damage symptom and ecological factors responsible for insect pests of plantation crops like Coconut, Cashew, Coffee, Tea, Rubber and Betel vine and their management.
Unit-IV. Insect pests of Ornamental crops: Taxonomic position, host range, distribution, biology and nature of damage of major pests various ornamental crops like Chrysanthemum, Jasmine , tuberose, tagetes and Rose and their management.
Unit VI. Insect pests of Narcotics, spices and condiments: Taxonomic position, Biology, damage symptom and ecological factors responsible for insect pests of above crops like Ginger, Turmeric, Pepper, Cardamom, tea, coffee and their management.
Unit VII: Beneficial Insects; Apiculture- (Beekeeping, bee species, domesticated species, the role of honey bees, pollinating plant, bee biology, commercial methods of rearing, equipment used, seasonal management of apiary, honey harvesting; bee enemies, disease and their management. Bee pasturage, foraging behavior and communication methods; quality honey production and testing. Sericulture- (Types of silkworms, voltinism and biology of various silkworms; Mulberry cultivation, mulberry varieties and methods of harvesting and preservation of leaves, rearing, mounting and harvesting of cocoons; Pest and diseases of silkworm and their management; silkworm rearing appliances, disinfection of rearing units with appliances; sericulture as a cottage industry. Lac culture- Different species of lac insect, morphology, biology, host plant, lac inoculation and production – seedlac, button lac, shellac, lac- products); Identification of major parasitoids and predators commonly being used in biological control; enemies of lac insect and their management. Parasitoids and Predators-Identification of major parasitoids, and predators commonly used in biological pest control; their mass multiplication techniques; Important species of pollinator, weed killers and scavengers with their importance.