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ENT 503 INSECT PEST MANAGEMENT                                                                                 (3L+0P) I

Objective
  To familiarize the students with principles of insect pest management, including concept and philosophy of  integrated pest management (IPM). Train students in computation of  ETL, implementing IPM programmes.

Theory

UNIT I
  History and concepts; ecological and sociological aspects; determination of single- and multi-pest economic injury level, and natural enemy- based economic levels.

UNIT II
  Dimensions of insect plant interactions and advances in varietal resistance including transgenics to crop pests; biological, chemical, legal, cultural, genetic, behavioural and other management tactics and development of PM modules; impact assessment.

UNIT III
  Analysis of spatial distribution, sampling, measuring economic levels of damage and modeling; biotype development and importance of biosystematics in pest diagnostics; bio-intensive IPM; bio-pesticides and toxicology in pest management, sanitary and phytosanitary measures; effect of radiations on insects, sterile male techniques.

UNIT IV
  Wide area management of epidemics of crop pests; case studies on pests of national importance and their management.

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