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General – economic classification of insects. Ecology and insect-pest management with reference to fruit, plantation crops. Distribution, host range, bio-ecology, injury, integrated management of important insect pests affecting tropical, sub-tropical and temperate fruits, plantation, vegetable, ornamental, spices and condiments crops  like citrus, mango,  grapevine, pomegranate, guava, fig, banana, papaya, custard apple, ber, sapota,  aonla, coconut, arecanut, cashew, apple, tea, coffee, brinjal, okra, tomato, chilli, potato, sweet potato, cruciferous, cucurbitaceous, colocassia and moringa, turmeric, ginger, onion, garlic, coriander, curry leaf, black pepper, rose, gerbera and carnation.


Identification of different types of damage. Identification and study of life cycle and seasonal history of various insect pests attacking crops and their produce: Fruit Crops, Vegetable Crops, Plantation, Spices and  Condiments.

Practicals (Experiments):

1) Identification, Damage symptoms and management of –

Pests of Citrus

2) Pests of Mango

3) Pests of Grapevine

4) Pests of Guava

5) Pests of Banana and Papaya

6) Pests of Sapota

7) Pests of Coconut

8) Pests of Aracnut and Cashew nut

9) Pests of Pomegranate

10) Pests of Apple, Fig, Ber, Aonla

11) Pests of Brinjal, Okra

12) Pests of Tomato, Chilli

13) Pests of Potato, Sweet potato

14) Pests of cruciferous vegetables

15) Pests of cucurbitaceous vegetables and Colocassia and Moringa

16) Pests of Turmeric, Ginger, Onion, Garlic, Curry leaf, Black Pepper and Coriander

17) Pests of Rose, Gerbera, Carnation, and Ornamentals

18) Pests of Tea and Coffee