Role of pesticides in Integrated Pest Management for sustainable agriculture

The CHY1001 Environmental Studies course is designed as a series of invited guest lectures along with project work offered for the undergraduate students of VIT-AP University. The fifth invited online guest lecture for the Fall 2020-21 semester was held with MS-Teams Live Event on 17th November 2020 during 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm, in which about 400 students were participated.
The invited guest speaker Dr Sumitra Arora in her lecture on “Role of pesticides in integrated pest management for sustainable agriculture” explained about the importance of pesticides in the agricultural field. She discussed different types of pests and pesticides in detail. She also discussed the advantages and disadvantages by the unscientific uses of pesticides by citing the real-life examples. Dr Arora further enriched the understandings by explaining the answers for the doubts and questions raised by the enthusiastically attended students.
Dr Sabeel M Basheer, Assistant Professor of Chemistry coordinated the online lecture along with all other chemistry faculty members. Dr Tufan Ghosh, Assistant Professor of the Chemistry chaired the session and Dr Soumyakanta Prusty, Assistant Professor of Chemistry delivered the vote of thanks and the online webinar lecture was concluded.

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