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Classroom Training: Module 2

Application of biopesticides –fungi, bacteria, and viruses

For – Professional Growers 

Develop – a complete understanding of biopesticide products. 

Apply – fungi and bacterial products through a practical integrated pest

management system within your own environment. 

This practical demonstration, laboratory and field-based course will provide you with an understanding of:   

  • Overview of biopesticide legislation
  • Overview of biopesticides
  • Introduction to microbial biopesticide
  • Isolation and identification of microbial control agents.
  • Mass production of biopesticide products.
  • Quality assessment (batch variation).
  • Identification of target insect pest species.
  • Product label and interpretation including handling, storage, transportation of biopesticides.
  • Application of biopesticides against major crops and pests in agriculture and horticulture.
  • Integration of biopesticides with other crop protection techniques.

BASIS points: 12  

NRoSO points: 4