BS level

ENT 215 Insect Morphology

Course Title         : Insect Morphology

Course Code        : ENT 215

Course Credit      : 3+1.5

 Theory (3.0 Cr.hr)
Introduction and general body form of insect and body well process, Insect Head and its appendages, thorax and its appendages, and its appendages , respiratory system, circulatory system, nervous system, division and function of stomadeum, mesenteron and proctodeum of insect alimentary canal, association of centres of brain, sense organ and reproductive system.

Practical (1.5 Cr.hr.)

Studies on the external structure of insect head, antennae, mouthparts, wings and legs and legs including their modification using grasshopper, field cricket, housefly, honeybee and other insects.

ENT 370 Economic Entomology

 Course Title         : Economic Entomology

Course Code        : ENT 370

Course Credit      : 3+1.5

 Theory (3 C. hr.)

Basic concept of Economic Entomology; Types of pests and NE’s, Apiculture: kinds, cast determination, life cycle, migratory beekeeping, and pests of honey bees etc; Sericulture: classification, life cycle of different silkworm, larvae rearing, cocoon ripening, harvesting, and spinning; Lac culture: Host plant preparation, different strains and rearing process of lac insects , manufacturing shellac, prod-lem and prospect of apiculture, sericulture and lac culture; detail study of the major and minor insect pests of rice, sugarcane, jute, mango, jackfruit, coconut, banana, litchi, citrus, guava, cotton, vegetables mainly potato, brinjal, cauliflower, cabbage, bean, okra, bitter gourd, sponge gourd, pumpkin, hogplum ect; insect pests of stored grain products, rodent pests and insect pests of seeds emphasizing on life history, nature and extend of damage and management practices of those insects pests; Insect borne disease transmission and their management.

Practical (1.5 Cr.hr.)

Study of different insects as vector , migratory beekeeping, study and collection of different products from sericultulture and lac culture, study and collection of different insect infested parts (leaves, panicle, leaf sheath, stem and grains) of rice, jute, banana, citrus, jute, guava, cotton, jackfruit, sugarcane mango, summer and winter vegetales, stored grain pests, pesticidal calculation and judicial application in relation to EIL, ET, GEP, ED; REACTION OF BRRI varieties of different rice insect pests and management practices.

ENT 440 Insect Pest management

Course Title         : Insect Pest Management  

Course Code        : ENT 440

Course Credit      : 3+1.5

Theory (3C.hr.)

Ecological concepts of pests and integrated pest Management (IPM); Types of pests; Computation of economic injury level and economic their utility; History and principles of IPM and important definitions; Monitoring of pests for IPM; Building blocks of IPM : Tactics and tools of IPM; Cultural practices : Definition, importance and application; physical, mechanical and legal methods; Biological control : principles, strategies and safe application : Host plant resistance (Definition importance and application) Chemical Control: pesticides (Definition, History, Importance, Classification of pesticides); Mode of action of insecticides; Formulations of pesticides; Compatibility of pesticides; Hazards in use of pesticides; Pesticide poisoning and treatment; IPM compatible insecticides; Bio-rationale Insecticides; IPM practice in Bangladesh ( Farmers Field School); IMP in rice , Vegetables, Stored products .

Practical (1.5 Cr.hr.)

Insect monitoring tools; Agro; ecological System Analysis; Scouting of insect pests and damage assessment; Practicing of various cultural/ mechanical control methods; Identification of seeds of resistant varieties; Pesticides formulations and their utility; Usages of various pesticide appliances; Preparation of spray fluids using (EC,WP,botanicals).

MS/PhD level

ENT 505 Insect Physiology (3 cr): 

Embryonic  development,  sex determination in insects; integument; growth and differentiation; circulatory, respiratory and nervous system; sense organs; muscular, digestive, excretory, exocrine and endocrine systems.

Laboratory: studies in digestion, food transport; tracheal system analysis; circulatory system, nervous system, chemoreception of housefly; molting and pupation hormone in housefly larvae; reproductive system.

ENT 506 Insecticide Toxicology (3 cr.):

Lectures: Background review; bio-organic chemistry; physiology of nerve impulse transmission; concepts of insecticide toxicology; uptake and distribution of insecticides; determination of toxicity; organopho-sphorus, carbonate, chlorinated hydrocarbon and miscellaneous insecticides; joint action of biologically active chemicals; formulation.

Laboratory: biological evaluation of insecticides; bioassay; probit analysis and residue determination.

ENT 515 Insect Morphology (3 cr):

Lectures: Body form, segmentation, integument; body wall processes; head, thorax, abdomen and its appendages; alimentary, respiratory, circulatory system; haemolymph; nervous system; sense organs; reproductive system and muscles.

Laboratory: Preliminary study of structure of an insect: head, thorax and abdomen and their appendages and modifications.

ENT 518 Integrated Pest Management (3 cr): 

Introduction, ecological concept; economics; quantitative basis of pest management; plant resistance; predators, parasitoids, insecticides and pathogen in pest management; modeling in pest man- agement; pest management and the future. Training need for IPM; role of extension entomology in IPM.

 

ENT 605 Environmental Toxicology of Pesticides (3 cr):  

Introduction, review of environment and pesticides in use, movement of pesticides and their residues in the environment, transformation and persistence  of  pesticides  in  the environment, effects of pesticides on arthropods, fishes, and wildlife, pesticidal hazards to human and domestic animals, analysis of pesticide residues in environmental samples.

Laboratory:     studies on resistance development, effects on beneficial insects, cholinesterase level of pesticides in human blood, estimation of pesticide residues in environmental samples.