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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.

DESCRIPTION: Identification; cultural, chemical, and/or biological control; pesticide safety, legal implications and herbicide selectivity for the major weeds, insects and diseases.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 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.
* Field studies in weed, 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.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Acquire a working knowledge of weed, insect, and disease identification of major crop pests.
2. Gain a basic understanding of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides and their physiological interaction with the environment.
3. Prepare to become a crop consultant and fieldman.
4. Learn to properly read and follow pesticide labels.
5. Determine legal implications of pesticide use.
6. Learn to identify different types of pest control.
7. Understand IPM in crop protection.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002