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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

AGSY 340 - Integrated Pest Management

Credits: 5
LEC hours per week: 4
LAB hours per week: 2
This course will introduce the theory and application of integrated pest management encompassing an array of production systems to include agronomic crops, pasture, non-cropland, turf grass, aquatic, and urban areas. Students will be required to communicate solutions to current pest problems in a varied collection of production areas using the knowledge and principles gained in this course pertaining to ecologic, economic, and social sustainability. Formerly: SAS 340.
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify the primary components, principles, and theories of integrated pest management (IPM).
  • Apply the components, principles, and theories of IPM to systems level IPM Plans.
  • Compare and contrast various IPM plans and manipulate those plans to provide a recommendation to enhance environmental and economic sustainability.
  • Design an IPM plan and provide justification for the pest management strategies.
Course Topics:
  1. Principles and theories of IPM
  2. Components of IPM
  3. Developing an IPM plan
  4. Implementing an IPM plan
  5. Assessing IPM plans and practices