The study of the role of chemicals commonly used in agricultural production, including insecticides, herbicides, seed treatments and livestock chemicals. Emphasis is placed on the identification of weeds, insects and plant diseases, as well as prevention, control, and eradiction of these problems. Laboratory exercises focus on weed and insect scouting, procedures used in handling and applying chemicals and comparisons of various pest management practices.
Textbook information is available at http://www.bhc.edu/on-campus/bookstore You will need to know the BHC course number, e.g., BL 201, and section number.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student shall be able to: A. List the components of an IPM program. B. Identify life cycles of insects and plants. C. Identify essential components on pesticide lables. D. Calibrate various spray units.
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