'Biopesticides & Biofertilizers' is a course offered in B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture at School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
History and concept of biopesticides. Importance, scope and potential of biopesticide. Definitions, concepts and classification of biopesticides viz. pathogen, botanical pesticides, and biorationales. Mass production technology of bio-pesticides. Virulence, pathogenicity and symptoms of entomopathogenic pathogens and nematodes. Biofertilizers - introduction, status and scope. Structure and characteristic features of bacterial biofertilizers. Mechanism of phosphate solubilization and phosphate mobilization, K solubilization.