Plant Pest Management
Maintenance of crop health is essential for successful farming in both quality of produce and crop yield. The need for agricultural pest management is increasing day by day because one-fourth of the crop yield is being wasted due to pest damage on crops. So, it becomes necessary for development of better tool for controlling insects. The first and foremost step in pest management is identifying which insect is responsible for damage in each crop. Then the formulation of pest management plan is necessary to control the attack of pests in plants. There are four main groups of pests responsible for damage of crops- Weeds, Invertebrates, Pathogens and Vertebrates. Pest management methods can be categorised into four groups such as cultural, biological, mechanical and chemical.
- Track 1-1 Pest Identification
- Track 2-2 Groups of Pests
- Track 3-3 Formulating Pest Management Plan
- Track 4-4 Types of Pest Management
- Track 5-5 Limitation of Pest Management