Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Oct 18, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HORT 123 Integrated Pest Management

4 credits
Develop an integrated pest management strategy for the nursery and landscape including the usage of cultural, biological, and chemical control options. This includes a survey of the biology of pests. This class focuses on the principles of plant health care using the landscape as an ecosystem.

Quarters Offered: Winter

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Use terminology associated with integrated pest management
  • Explain different insects and their life cycles
  • Chart pesticide groups, present and emerging
  • Explain pesticide formulations, toxicity, safety, and recordkeeping
  • Explain the principles of integrated pest management and plant healthcare
  • List common plant diseases, their mode of action, and control option
  • Diagnose and evaluate treatment strategies for typical landscape plants