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AC 501 INTRODUCTION TO AGROCHEMICALS                                                                            (3L+0P) I

Objective
   To give an overview of pesticides with reference to their classification, structure, mode of action, synthesis and formulations and pesticide residue analysis.

Theory
UNIT I -
   Chronological development, classification, structures, toxicity, general properties and uses.
UNIT II
   Synthetic and natural agrochemicals.
UNIT III
   Plant production chemicals, nitrification inhibitors, chemical hybridizing agents and hydrogels
UNIT IV
   Seed coats and soil conditioners
UNIT V
   Formulation analysis, quality control, safety aspects, pesticide poisoning and antidotes. Production, consumption and trade statistics of pesticides
UNIT VI
   Implications in the environment and general aspects of pest and pesticide management.

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