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Course Name Biopesticides & Biofertilizers
Program BSc. (Hons.) Agriculture
Semester VI
Credits 3
Year Taught 2019
Degree Undergraduate (UG)
School School of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Coimbatore


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.

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