DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
NEMA 512 PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED NEMATODE MANAGEMENT (2L+1P) II
To familiarize the students with principles of Nematode pest management, including concept and philosophy of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Train students in computation of ETL, implementing IPM programmes.
History and growth of IPM
Concept, ecological principles, economic threshold level and consideration of IPM
Tools of pest management and their integration, legislative, cultural, physical and mechanical methods; pest survey and surveillance, forecasting, types of surveys including remote sensing methods, factors affecting surveys; political, social and legal implications of IPM; pest risk analysis; pesticide risk analysis; cost-benefit ratios and partial budgeting; case studies of successful IPM programmes.
Characterization of agro-ecosystems; sampling methods and factors affecting sampling; population estimation methods; crop loss assessment-direct losses, indirect losses, potential losses, avoidable losses, unavoidable losses, Computation of EIL and ETL; crop modeling; designing and implementing of IPM system.