Course Code : ABF 412

Course Title : Pesticide Science

Weekly lecture and application hours of the course: 3 -2

Course Description:Introduction to Pesticide Science. Principles and concepts of pest and disease management during cultivation of crop plants.Chemicals for crop protection, a historical review. Chemistry and classification of the active ingredients of pesticides. Physicochemical andbiological properties, biochemistry and toxicology of the main groups of pesticides, including insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, bactericides,nematicides and other plant protection products. Plant uptake, translocation and metabolism of pesticides. Biochemical modes of action andmechanisms of selective toxicity.

Textbooks and supplementary books:

  1. Pest and Vector Control by H. F. van Emden.

  2. Biological Integrated Pest Control & Insect Identification by Dr. E. Fred Legner , University of California

Course Evaluation:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95%compulsory