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AC 506 AGROCHEMICALS FOR INSECT AND MITE MANAGEMENT        (3L+1P) I

Objective
  A course to deal with the chemistry, mode of action and synthesis of different classes of pesticides like organochlorines, organophosphorus, neonicotinoids, acaricides and pyrethroids.

Theory

UNIT I
  Pre para tion, proper ties, uses, str ucture-activity relationship (QSAR) and acaricides
(organochlorines, organophosphorus pesticides, carbamates, pyrethroids and neonicotinoides).

UNIT II
  Insecticide synergists

UNIT III
  Mode of action of different groups of insecticides

UNIT IV
  Synthetic IGRs

UNIT V
  Fumigants and other chemicals for post-harvest storage of agricultural commodities

Practicals
  Preparation and characterization of  DDT,  DDE, and Methoxyc hlor, Pre par ation of organophosphorus insecticide-Part A –phosphorodichloridite, and Part B -phosphonate, Preparation and characterization of oxime ether, Preparation of DDVP.

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