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Diseases of horticultural crops and their management

By Dr. Bireshwar Sinha   |   College of Agriculture, Central Agricultural University, Imphal
Learners enrolled: 1312
Under plant pathology the course entitled Diseases of Horticultural crops and their management deals with the causes of the diseases and its management on horticultural crops. In this course students will get the idea on the importance of the diseases which are causing losses to horticultural crops. They will get an idea on the development of disease, host-pathogen interaction, pathogen environment relation, pathogen survival and also will have an immense knowledge about the different management practices of the important diseases on various horticultural crops.  
Summary
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 15 Jun 2020
End Date : 22 Nov 2020
Exam Date : 25 Mar 2021 IST
Enrollment Ends : 14 Oct 2020
Category :
  • Agricultural and Food Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1 : 1 Diseases of Potato and its management 
: 2 Diseases of Chilli and its management
: 3 Diseases of Curcubits and its management
: 4 Diseases of Crucifers and its management
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 2 : 1 Diseases of Brinjal &Bhindi and their management
: 2 Diseases of Beans
: 3 Onion Diseases and its management 
: 4 Diseases of Tomato and its management
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 3 : 1 Diseases of Guava and its management
: 2 Diseases of Banana caused by Bacteria and Virus
: 3 Diseases of Bananas caused by Fungi and Nematodes
: 4 Diseases of grapes and its management
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 4 : 1 Pomegranate diseases and its management
: 2 Diseases of mango and its management
: 3 Disease caused by Fungi in Apple
: 4 Important diseases of Coconut and its management
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 5 : 1 Diseases of Citrus and its management
: 2 Diseases of betel vine, mulberry, oil palm and its management
: 3 Coffee Diseases
: 4 Diseases of Tea and its management
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 6 : 1 Rose Diseases and its management
: 2 Study on Diseases of Chilli and Beans
: 3 Study on Diseases of grapes and Citrus
: 4 Study on Diseases of Onion and Guava
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 7 : 1 Study on Diseases of Banana and Papaya
: 2 Study on Diseases of Pomegranate
: 3 Study on Diseases of Mango
: 4 Study on Diseases of Brinjal & Bhindi
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 8 : 1 Study on Diseases of Potato and Tomato
: 2 Study on Diseases of crucifers and curcubits
: 3 Interaction/Discussion
: 4 Interaction/Discussion

Books and references

1. Agrios, G.N. 2005: Plant Pathology. 5th Ed. San Diego: Academic Press.  p. 922.

2. Mali, J.B. and Joi, M.B. 1985: Control of Seed Microflora of Chilli (Capsicum annuum) with Fungicides. Curr. Res. Rep., 1: 8-10.

3. Colucci, S.J. and G.J. Holmes. 2010: Downy Mildew of Cucurbits. The Plant Health Instructor. DOI: 10.1094/PHI-I-2010-0825-01.

4. Hariharasubramanian,V. and Badami, R.S. 2008: A Virus Disease of Cucurbits from India. J. Phytopathology. 51(3): 274-279.

5. Hagedorn, D. J., and Inglis, D. A. 1986: Handbook of bean diseases. Coop. Ext. Publ., Univ. of Wis.-Ext., Madison.


Instructor bio

Dr. Bireshwar Sinha

College of Agriculture, Central Agricultural University, Imphal
Dr. Bireshwar Sinha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Manipur. He finished his PhD. from BCKVV, West Bengal. He completed many research projects funded by ICAR, DBT Govt. of India, DBT-RA etc. One of the major achievements that Dr. Bireshwar made was regarding the control measure. He proved that heat treatment of the ginger rhizome seeds at 47℃ for 30 minutes followed by treatments with Trichoderma spp @10g/kg rhizome gives best control followed by chemical treatments and treatments with garlic extracts. He has professional experience of teaching B.Sc(Agri), MSc(Plant Pathology) and PhD. He also has experiences in giving lectures on Trainers Training Programmes and is presently guiding 3 scholars. His list of publications includes - Referred Journal with NAAS ID-14, News Letter/ Non referred journal/ Farm Magazine with ISSN -15, Book Chapter-2 and News Paper article-10. Dr. Bireshwar submitted 22 Trichoderma spp and one Fusarium to NCBI gene bank with accession number in collaboration with NCIPM, New Delhi (2014-2015).

Course certificate

30% for in-course assessment &
70% for end term proctored exam



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