COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Biopesticides & Biofertilizers
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
6
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Agricultural Sciences
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Biopesticides & Biofertilizers' is a course offered in B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture at School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Syllabus:

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.