SRJC Course Outlines

7/22/2024 10:12:03 PMAGRI 70 Course Outline as of Fall 2004

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  AGRI 70Title:  INT PEST MANAGEMENT  
Full Title:  Integrated Pest Management
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 52

Catalog Description:
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Exploration of major agricultural pests, including insects, weeds, and diseases, and their impact on commercial crops and the landscape. The course focuses on integrated pest management, including cultural, biological, mechanical/physical, and chemical control methods. Course is designed to assist students in preparing for California licensing exams in pest management.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Exploration of major agricultural pests including insects, weeds, and diseases, and their impact on commercial crops and the landscape. Course focuses on integrated pest management methods.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify ecological principles as they relate to the principles and
  concepts of integrated pest management.
2. Classify pests into the major taxonomic groups significant to crops and
3. Identify the major types of agricultural and landscape pests.
4. Detect and analyze pest infestation damage caused by insects, weeds,
  diseases, and other common pests.
5. Observe and identify significant anatomical features of pests using
  microscopes, hand lenses, or other diagnostic equipment.
6. Monitor pests in agricultural and landscape settings and produce a log
  of pest activity and population levels.
7. Describe the basic methods of biological, cultural,
  mechanical/physical, and chemical pest control.
8. Develop an integrated pest management strategy for a specific crop or
  landscape site.
9. Compare the classifications and formulations of pesticides and their
  use in a pest control environment.
10. Outline the basic laws and regulations governing the use of
11. Describe how to prepare pesticides/spray equipment safely and
   accurately, and (using mock products) demonstrate the correct
   application of these materials.
12. List methods for responding to accidents and environmental
   hazards involving pest control materials.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction
  A. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  B. Laws and regulations
II. Ecological Principles related to IPM concept
III. Pest ID/Classification
  A. Arthropods
  B. Mollusks
  C. Nematodes
  D. Vertebrates
  E. Weeds.
  F. Pathogens (disease causing agents)
     1. bacteria
     2. fungi
     3. viruses
  G. Abiotic disorders
IV. Monitoring Procedures
V. Management Methods of IPM Programs
  A. Biological
  B. Cultural
  C. Mechanical/Physical
  D. Chemical
VII. Pesticide use
  A. Laws & regulations
  B. Pesticide label and signal words
  C. Personal protective equipment and safety procedures
  D. Calibration of equipment
VIII. Health & Environmental Concerns
  A. Pesticide emergencies
  B. Minimizing environmental risks

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1. Trade article reviews.
2. Video worksheets.
3. Field trip write-ups.
4. Speaker reports.
5. Major research investigation paper.
6. Formal presentation on pest management research for a particular crop.
7. Internet assignments/research.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Term papers, Reports on internet research.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 30%
Homework problems, Field work, Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Field trip attendance.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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1. IPM in Practice: Principles and Methods of Integrated Pest Management.
University of California Publication #3418.
2. Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs: An Integrated Pest Management
Guide.  UC Davis Agriculture & Natural Resources, 1994.
3. Pests of the Garden & Small Farm, 2nd ed.: A Grower's Guide to Using
Less Pesticide. UC Davis Agriculture & Natural Resources, 1998.
4. Natural Enemies Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Biological Pest
Control. UC Davis Agriculture & Natural Resources, 1998.
5. Soil Solarization: A Nonpesticidal Method for Controlling Diseases,
Nematodes, and Weeds. UC Davis Agriculture & Natural Resources, 1997.
6. Grape Pest Management. 2nd ed. UC Davis Agriculture & Natural
Resources, 1992.
7. The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides. UC Davis Agriculture &
Natural Resources, 2000.

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