COURSE CODE: CPT 510
COURSE TITLE: Pesticides in Agriculture
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION: 1 hr. theory + 2 hrs. practical
Course Coordinator: Dr. Akinola Rasheed POPOOLA B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Office Location: Room 217, COLPLANT Building
Other Lecturers: Dr. A.A. Fajinmi
Definition of pesticides. Types of pesticides. Biopesticides. Pesticides Ingredients. Chemistry and actions of Insecticides. Pesticides Regulations. Pesticides Applications and associated problems. Alternatives to Pesticides Application. Pesticides residue problems in developing countries. Health and safety precautions. Uses and abuses. Pesticides : Hazards and Alternatives.
Pesticide application, crop protection equipment, usage and maintenance; Practical health and safety precautions in pesticide application, protective clothing; Application of artificial respiration on pesticides victims.