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SST 516 PLANT QUARANTINE                                                                               (2L+0P) II

Objective
To apprise students about the economic significance of plant quarantine, principles and concepts, and plant quarantine operations in Indian context.

Theory

UNIT I
History and economic significance of plant quarantine; principles and concepts; scope and prospects; plant quarantine operations in Indian context.

UNIT II
New policy on seed development in India; international spread of seed-borne diseases due to export & import; pest risk analysis concept in plant quarantine; role of plant quarantine in preventing and / checking the spread of insect & plant pathogen, nematodes.

UNIT III
Export & import plant quarantine; domestic quarantine, its weakness and measures for its strengthening; plant protection convention and international cooperation in plant quarantine; problems in assessing the overall effectiveness of plant quarantine; techniques for the detection of insects/mites, nematodes, fungal and bacterial pathogens, viruses and salvaging of infested / infected germplasm.

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