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NEMA 510 NEMATODE MANAGEMENT                                                                                 (3L+2P) III

Objective
  Theory and practice of nematode management to prevent yield losses of agricultural crops.

UNIT I
  Principles and Concept of nematode management in crops.

UNIT II
  Components of nematode management; Cultural: Tillage methods, cropping system and pattern, flooding, solarization, summer ploughing, soil amendments, antagonistic and cover crops; Physical: heat, steam, hot water treatment, irradiation; Biological: Fungi, bacteria and other bioagents with their utilizations; Chemical: Types, formulations, doses, mode of action and fate of nematicides; Host resistance in nematode management.

UNIT III
  Factors affecting the nematode management; Integrated nematode management; Novel methods of nematode management.

UNIT IV
  Legal aspect of nematode management: Quarantine and disinfections methods

UNIT V
  Probit analysis and calculation for LD values

Practicals
  Calculation of dose of nematicides, Types of chemical nematicides and their application methods, In vitro and In vivo testing of nematicides against nematodes, observation on mortality of nematodes, application and dosage of organic amendments, application and dosage of bioagents (fungal and bacterial) for nematode management.

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