DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
ENT 502 PEST MANAGEMENT IN FIELD CROPS (2L+1P) I
To familiarize the students about nature of damage and seasonal incidence of insect pests that causes loss to major field crops and their effective management by different methods.
Systematic position, identification, distribution, host-range, bionomics, nature and extent of damage, seasonal abundance and management of insect and mite pests, and vectors.
Insect pests of cereals and millets, and their management. Polyphagous pests: grasshoppers, locusts, termites, white grubs, hairy caterpillars, and non-insect pests (mites, birds, rodents, snails, slugs, etc.)
Insect pests of pulses, tobacco, oilseeds and their management.
Insect pests of fibre crops, forages, sugarcane and their management.
Field visits, collection and identification of important pests and their natural enemies; detection and estimation of infestation and losses in different crops; study of life history of important insect pests.