CROP 437: Pests and Diseases of Horticultural Crops


Overview of the concept of pests and diseases and development of pest and disease in plants. Disease diagnosis, assessment and general control of plant diseases.  Study of the identification, damage, economic importance, symptoms and management of major insect pests and diseases of the following crops: (a) Vegetables: Tomato, Cabbage, Garden egg, Baby aubergines, Okra, Pepper, Onion, Water melon, Cucumber etc.  (b) Fruit crops e.g. pineapple, mango, citrus, pawpaw, cashew. (c) Ornamental plants.