Students will learn about the fundamentals of growth and development of agricultural produce. This module will introduce the organization of plant cells into tissues and organs, and their interactions in terms of anatomy and physiological functions. The module also focuses on essential nutrient requirements and the importance of soil and water to plant growth. Diseases and their causative agents that inflicts damage to local and regional leafy vegetable production will be discussed. Students will acquire knowledge on the control of plant diseases, principles of Integrated Pest management (IPM) and its use in farm setups.
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