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AC 507 AGROCHEMICALS FOR DISEASE AND NEMATODE MANAGEMENT  (3L+1P) II

Objective
  To teach students about the plant diseases causing fungi and nematodes and synthetic fungicides and nematicides.

Theory

UNIT I
  Preparation, properties, uses, structure-activity relationships and mode of action of major groups of fungicides.

UNIT II
  Inorganics: copper, mercury and sulphur compounds. Organometallics: compounds of tin arsenic, mercury etc.

UNIT III
  Organophosphorus compounds and dithiocarbamates

UNIT IV
  Polyhalogenalkanes, sulfenyl compounds, phenols, quinones, carboxamides, carboximides

UNIT V
  Azoles and other heterocyclics compounds

UNIT VI
  Nematicides: halocarbons, organophosphorus compounds, carbamates etc.

Practicals
  Preparation of Zineb (Z), Preparation, purification and characterization of dichlorophen (D), Salicylanilide (S), an organophosphorus/heterocyclic fungicide (OP), Glyodin (G) and DBCP, a nematicide (DB) and fungicide bioassay (FB).

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