DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
ENT 508 PRINCIPLES OF INSECT TOXICOLOGY (2L+IP) II
To acquaint students with basic concepts of toxicology, types of insecticides and their formulations, plant protection appliances and bioassay techniques.
Measurement of potency and susceptibility; factors affecting toxicity of insecticides; bio-efficacy; chemical, biological and physical properties of conventional insecticides.
Laboratory evaluation of insecticides; bioassay techniques and their importance.
Formulations types, uses, advances and their importance; insect growth regulators and chitin inhibitors.
Plant protection appliances; safe storage and handling of pesticides; symptoms of insecticide poisoning and their antidotes; restricting/phasing out of harmful insecticides. Insecticides Act; BIS standards.
To prepare pesticide formulations; measurement of potency and susceptibility; laboratory evaluation of insecticides; plant protection appliances; safe storage and handling of pesticides; symptoms of insecticide poisoning and their antidotes.