PATH-232

PATH-232: PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Credits: 2(1+1)

THEORY:

IPM: Introduction, history, importance, concepts, principles and tools of IPM. Economic importance of diseases and pest risk analysis.Methods of detection and diagnosis of diseases.Measurment of lossess causes due to diseases. Methods of control: Host plant resistance, cultural, mechanical, physical, legislative, biological and chemical control. Ecological management of crop environment.Introduction to conventional pesticides for the disease management.Survey surveillance and forecasting of plant  diseases. Development and validation of IPM module.Implementation and impact of IPM (IPM module for diseases. Safety issues in pesticide uses. Political, social and legal implication of IPM.Case histories of important IPM programmes.

PRACTICALS:

Methods of diagnosis and detection of various plant diseases, Methods of plant disease measurement, Assessment of crop yield losses, calculations based on economics of IPM, Identification of biocontrol agents,Mass multiplication of Trichoderma, Pseudomonas, NPV etc. identification of diseases and their management. Crop (agro-ecosystem) dynamics of selected diseases.Plan & assess preventive strategies (IPM module) and decision making. crop monitoring attacked by diseases . Awareness campaign at farmers’ fields.

Practicals (Experiments):
1) Methods of diagnosis various plant diseases

2 & 3) Methods of detection of various plant diseases

4 & 5) Methods of plant disease measurement

6) Assessment of crop yield losses

7) Calculations based on economics of IPM

8) Identification of biocontrol agents

9) Mass multiplication of Trichoderma

10) Mass multiplication of Pseudomonas

11) Mass multiplication of NPV

12) Identification of diseases and their management

13) Crop (agro-ecosystem) dynamics of selected diseases

14) Plan & assess preventive strategies (IPM module) and decision making

15) Crop monitoring attacked by diseases

16) Awareness campaign at farmers fields