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Crop Protection
CROP PROTECT
CLASS CODE: AGRON 420 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A field study including principles and practice of identification; cultural, chemical, and/or biological control; pesticide safety, legal implications and herbicide selectivity for the major weeds, insects and diseases. The practical study of pests including: field identification, life styles, hosts, habits, crop damage signs, and principles of control and preventive measures.
DESCRIPTION: A field study including principles and practice of identification; cultural, chemical, and/or biological control; pesticide safety, legal implications and herbicide selectivity for the major weeds, insects and diseases. The practical study of pests including: field identification, life styles, hosts, habits, crop damage signs, and principles of control and preventive measures.
TOPICS: * Field studies in wee, insect and disease collection, identification and IPM.
* Spray calibration and application.
* Life cycles.
* Pesticide evaluation and controls both biological and chemical.
* Safety, food quality and worker protection.
* Troubleshooting.
OBJECTIVES: Acquire a working knowledge of weed identification, economic management with chemical and biological controls for major crops found in the intermountain west. Insect and diseased plant tissues. Acquire a working knowledge of insects and plant diseases - identification, economic management with chemical and biological controls for major crop pest problems found in the intermoutain west. Skills learned will prepare those wishing to become a crop consultant or company fieldman or continue their education.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002