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AGR 011 CROP DISEASES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT                                                                       1L+1P) II

Objective
To provide basic knowledge on the plant diseases and their management caused by fungi, bacteria and viruses.

Theory

UNIT I
Milestones in Plant Pathology and common terminology, Economic importance and classification of plant diseases, Symptoms produced by plant pathogens, Koch’s postulates and epidemiology

UNIT II
Historical development in Plant Bacteriology, Structure and classification of phytopathogenic bacteria

UNIT III
Mile stone in Plant Virology and symptoms of plant virus infections, Morphology and transmission of plant viruses

UNIT IV
Fungal diseases of wheat and rice and their management, Fungal diseases of maize and their management, Fungal diseases of pulses and oilseeds and their management, Fungal diseases of vegetables and fruits and their management

UNIT V
Diseases caused by bacteria in rice, mango, citrus, and their management, Diseases caused by bacteria in cotton and temperate fruits and their management

UNIT VI
Detection of plant viruses. Viral diseases and their management, Important viral diseases of plant and their management

Practicals
Identification of fungi, bacteria, fungal diseases, bacterial diseases, Isolation of fungi, bacteria

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