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ENT 508 PRINCIPLES OF INSECT TOXICOLOGY                                                                                 (2L+IP) II

Objective
  To acquaint students with basic concepts of toxicology, types of insecticides and their formulations, plant protection appliances and bioassay techniques.

Theory

UNIT I
  Measurement of potency and susceptibility; factors affecting toxicity of insecticides; bio-efficacy; chemical, biological and physical properties of conventional insecticides.

UNIT II
  Laboratory evaluation of insecticides; bioassay techniques and their importance.

UNIT III
  Formulations types, uses, advances and their importance; insect growth regulators and chitin inhibitors.

UNIT IV
  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.

Practicals
  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.

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