THEORY:

Introduction; causes of success and economic importance of insects; principles and methods of insect control i.e. cultural, biological, physical, mechanical, reproductive, legislative, chemical and bio-technological control; introduction to IPM; insecticides, their classification, formulations and application equipments; identification, life histories, mode of damage and control of important insect pests of various crops, fruits, vegetables, stored grains, household, termites and locust; introduction to entomological industries: apiculture, sericulture and lac-culture.

PRACTICAL:

Collection, identification and mode of damage of insect pests of various crops, fruits, vegetables, stored grains and household; insecticide formulations, their dilutions and safe handling; use of application equipments, instructions for apiculture, sericulture and lac-culture.