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PL PATH 507 DISEASES OF FIELD AND MEDICINAL CROPS                                                                                 (2L+1P) I

Objective
To provide knowledge on major diseases and management of field and medicinal crop diseases

Theory

UNIT I
Diseases of Cereal crops- wheat, barley, rice, pearl millet, sorghum and maize-economic importance, symptoms and disease cycle, epidemiology and management

UNIT II
Diseases of Pulse crops- gram, urdbean, mungbean, lentil, pigeonpea, soybean.

UNIT III
Diseases of Oilseed crops- rapeseed and mustard, sesame, linseed, sunflower, groundnut, castor.

UNIT IV
Diseases of Cash crops- cotton, sugarcane.

UNIV V
Diseases of Fodder legume crops- berseem, oats, guar, lucerne, cowpea.

UNIT VI
Medicinal crops- plantago, liquorice, mulathi, rosagrass, sacred basil, mentha, ashwagandha, Aloe vera.

Practicals
Detailed study of symptoms and host parasite relationship of important diseases of above mentioned crops. Collection and dry preservation of diseased specimens of important crops

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