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PL PATH 508 DISEASES OF FRUITS, PLANTATION AND ORNAMENTAL CROPS                     (2L+1P) I

Objective
To provide knowledge on major diseases of  fruits, plantation, ornamental plants and their management

Theory

UNIT I
Introduction, symptoms and etiology of  different fr uit diseases. Factors affecting disease development in fruits like apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, cherry, walnut, almond, strawberry, citrus, mango, grapes, guava, ber, banana, pineapple, papaya, fig, pomegranate, date palm and management of the fruits diseases, post harvest diseases of major fruits in storage and transit

UNIT II
Symptoms, mode of perpetuation of diseases of plantation crops such as tea, coffee, rubber and coconut and their management.

UNIT III
Symptoms and life cycle of pathogens. Factors affecting disease development of ornamental plants such as roses, gladiolus, tulip, carnation, orchids, marigold, chrysanthemum and their management, post harvest diseases of ornamentals in storage and transit.

Practicals
Detailed study of symptoms and host parasite relationship of representative diseases of plantation crops, fruits and ornamental plants Collection and dry preservation of diseased specimens of important crops.

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