Plant protection

Name of the Head of Department: Dr. A. H. Barad

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About the Department

The Department Plant protection was started during April 2018. This  department offers   courses in Entomology, Plant pathology and Nematology  Under Graduate students. Also department provides facility of plant protection laboratory where a batch of 30 students can be given practical exposure to the plant protection subjects. It contributes in establishing museum at Horticulture College. Department carried out various entomological and plant pathological problem in horticultural crops and protected cultivation in middle Gujarat condition.. The department is also actively involved in survey, detection and diagnosis different diseases and insect pests’ damage. Extension activities such as organizing seminars, training programs and delivering talks/lectures.

Courses offered by department in Under Graduates programme (5th Dean’s committee)

Sr.

No.

Course

 No.

Name of Course

Credit

1

PPT 2.1

Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

3(2+1)

2

PPT 3.2

Fundamentals of Entomology

3(2+1)

3

PPT 3.3

Nematode Pests of Horticultural Crops and their Management 

2(1+1)

4

PPT 4.4

Diseases of Fruit, Plantation and Medicinal and Aromatic Crops

3(2+1)

5

PPT 4.5

Insect Pests of Fruit, Plantation, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops

3(2+1)

6

PPT 5.6

Diseases of Vegetable, Ornamental and Spice Crops

3(2+1)

7

PPT 5.7

Insect Pests of Vegetable, Ornamental and Spice Crops

3(2+1)

8

PPT 6.8

Apiculture, Sericulture and Lac Culture

2(1+1)

 

 

Total

22 (14+8)

PG Courses:

Sr.

No.

Course

 No.

Name of Course

Credit

1

Ento 602

Immature stages of insects

1 + 1

2

Ento 501

Insect morphology

1 + 1

3

Ento 512

Pest of horticultural  and plantation crop

1 + 1

4

Pl. Path.509

Diseases of Vegetable and spice crops

2+1

5

Pl. Path. 809

Diseases of Fruit, Plantation and Ornamental crops

2+1

6

Pl. Path.601

Advanced Mycology

2+1

Note: PG Courses from Dept. of Agricultural Entomology & Dept. of Plant Pathology, BACA are offered for teaching in this department.

Research Schemes/Projects:

Sr. No.

Name of  Project

Status

Year

(if completed)

Funding Agency

1

 Bio-efficacy of different insecticides against mealy bug infesting custard apple

Completed

2016

Departmental project under 9th AGRESCO Sub- committee of Plant Protection Group

2

Survey and status of important diseases, pests and nematodes of selected vegetables grown under protected cultivation

Completed

2015

Departmental project under 10th AGRESCO Sub- committee of Plant Protection Group

3

Management of citrus gummosis (Phytophthora citrophthora)

Completed

2018

Departmental project under 12th AGRESCO Sub- committee of Plant Protection Group

4

Bio-efficacy of agrochemical against bacterial canke   (Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri) in citrus

Completed

2020

Departmental project under 13th AGRESCO Sub- committee of Plant Protection Group

5

Evaluation of insecticides against aphid infesting chrysanthemum

On going

-

Departmental project under 14th AGRESCO Sub- committee of Plant Protection Group

6

Management of aphid in coriander through insecticidal seed treatments and bio-pesticides

On going

-

Departmental project under 15th AGRESCO Sub- committee of Plant Protection Group

7

Bio-efficacy of botanicals against Powdery mildew of fenugreek

On going

-

Departmental project under 14th AGRESCO Sub- committee of Plant Protection Group

8

Survey and identification of causal organism of Mango malformation

completed

2020

Departmental project under 15th AGRESCO Sub- committee of Plant Protection Group

Recommendations:

Sr.

No.

Recommendation

Scientific community/farmer community

Year

1

Two sprays of profenophos 50% EC 0.05% @ 10 ml/10 lit of water, starting from appearance of the pest proved effective in the management of mealybug in custard apple.

Scientific

2016-17

2

Pasting the stem with metalaxyl MZ 68% WP (50 g/litre) followed by drenching of fenamidone 10% + mancozeb 50% WG, 0.2% (10 litre/ tree) twice i.e. first at onset of monsoon and second at one month after first application found effective for management of citrus gummosis.

Scientific

2017-18

3

 Farmers of Middle Gujarat Agro-climatic zone III are advised to spray tank mixed solution of Streptomycin sulphate 90% + Tetracycline hydrochloride 10% SP, 0.01% and Copper oxychloride 50 WP, 0.2% or Bordeaux mixture 1% first at initiation of disease and subsequent three sprays at 20 days interval for effective and economical management of bacterial canker in citrus.

  મધ્ય ગુજરાત ખેત આબોહવાકીય વિસ્તાર-૩ માં લીંબુ ની ખેતી કરતાં ખેડૂતોને લીંબુની વાડીમાં આવતા બળિયા ટપકાંના રોગના અર્થક્ષમ અને અસરકારક વ્યવસ્થાપન માટે સ્ટ્રેપ્ટોમાઈસીન સલ્ફેટ ૯૦% + ટેટ્રાસાયક્લીન હાઈડ્રોક્લોરાઈડ ૧૦% એસપી, ૧ગ્રામ/ ૧૦લીટર અને કોપર ઓક્સીક્લોરાઈડ ૫૦ ડબલ્યુ પી, ૨૦ગ્રામ/૧૦લીટર અથવા બોર્ડેક્ષ મીક્સચર ૧% નો પ્રથમ છંટકાવ રોગની શરૂઆત થયે અને બાકીના ત્રણ છંટકાવ પ્રથમ છંટકાવના ૨૦ દિવસના અંતરે કરવાની સલાહ આપવામાં આવે છે.

Farmer

2019-20

Publications:

 

Sr. No.

Details of Publication

NAAS

Rating

1

Prajapati, H. N.  and Barad A. H. (2020). Management of citrus Gummosis caused by Phytophthora spp.The Bioscan, 15(2): 213-217.

5.26


List of Lab equipment’s:

 

Sr. No.

Name

Quantity

1

BOD Incubator

01

2

Binocular research microscopes

28

3

Insect storage box (Large)

50

4

Insect cabinet

04

5

Insect rearing cage

04

6

Microwave oven

01

7

Magnascope

25

8

Laminar air flow

01

9

Autoclave

01

10

Insect drying chamber

02

11

Insect storage box (small)

50

12

Insect saw cabinet (small)

06

13

Microscope with camera

01

14

Monocular microscope

29

15

Phase contrast Microscope

01

16

Digital colony counter

01

Future plans/thrust areas:

  1. To carry out basic and strategic research for the management of pests and Diseases of Horticultural crops (vegetables, fruits, ornamental, medicinal and aromatic crops).
  2. To Develop Integrated Pest Management packages by emphasizing eco -friendly pest management.
  3. Familiarizing students with new ways of controlling diseases and plant pests.
  4. Familiarizing students with new ways of detecting diseases and plant pests.
  5. Familiarity with the destructive effects of chemical pesticides on the environment, humans and other organisms.
  6. Researching and scientific studies for the further development of plant health and the achievement of new ways of controlling pests and plant diseases.

 

 
 
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