DESCRIPTION OF COURSES

Close

AC. 504 AGROCHEMICAL FORMULATIONS                                                                            (2L+1P) II

Objectives

To acquaint students with general aspets /types of formulation, pesticide mixtures and application technology.

Theory

UNIT I
  General aspects: definition, objective, process, product spectrum, classification, formulation codes etc.

UNIT II
  Solid and liquid formulations: properties, specifications and uses.

UNIT III
  Pesticide mixtures: formulations, properties and uses.

UNIT IV
  Application: devices and quality of deposits.

Practicals
  Release of active ingredient from controlled release formulations, determination of wettability and suspensibility of wettable powder, Determination of flash point and specific gravity, viscocity, stability of emulsion concentrate and application technology.

Suggested Readings
  Parmar, B.S. and Tomar, S.S. 2004. Pesticide Formulation -Theory and Practice. CBS Publication. Wade, Van Valkenburg, Sugavanam, B. and Khetan, S.K.1998. Pesticide Formulation. New Age International.