DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
ENT 503 INSECT PEST MANAGEMENT (3L+0P) I
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.
History and concepts; ecological and sociological aspects; determination of single- and multi-pest economic injury level, and natural enemy- based economic levels.
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.
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.
Wide area management of epidemics of crop pests; case studies on pests of national importance and their management.