DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
AC 604 AGROCHEMICAL DYNAMICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS (3L+1P) III
To acquaint students with fate of pesticides in environment-their movement in plants and food chain, persistence, transformation and other metabolic fates.
Biotic and abiotic transformations of agrochemicals in the environment.
Soil: sources of contamination, microbial transformation, adsorption-desorption, leaching/mobility, volatilization.
Aquatic bodies: sources of contamination, transformation processes, bioaccumulation etc.
Air: sources of contamination, transformation and transport processes.
Soil –plant –animal system: uptake, translocation, metabolism, degradation.
Adverse effects of pesticides on micro-flora, fauna and on other non-target organisms.
Preparation of metabolites, photodegradatin of pesticides, leaching and volatilization of pesticides, biological degradation in soil.