Subject: Plant Science
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 2 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 3 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: Plant Sciences


The principles of plant protection for pest management of field, forage, and horticultural crops will be examined. The foundations of integrated pest management programs are considered, including surveys and identification of insects, plant diseases, and weeds. Students will be introduced to topics including monitoring and forecasting methods; strategies for management of pests; and implementation of pest management approaches. The course emphasizes the integration of different methods for managing insects, plant diseases, and weeds while examining the economic, social and environmental implications of pest control. This course features a laboratory component focused on the identification of important insects, plant diseases, and weeds.

Prerequisite(s): AGRC 111.3

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