SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 5:14:35 AMHORT 171 Course Outline as of Spring 2003

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 171Title:  IPM IN HORTICULTURE  
Full Title:  Integrated Pest Management in the Horticulture Industry
Last Reviewed:12/14/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled3.008 max.Lecture Scheduled24.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total24.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  48.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

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 297.39

Catalog Description:
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The IPM concept and its application in various horticultural settings for those who work, or intend to work, in the landscape, interiorscape, nursery or turf fields of horticulture. Reviews categories and characteristics of plant pests and diseases, prevention practices, and plant tolerance levels.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
IPM concepts & applications in various horticultural settings for those who work, or intend to work, in the landscape, interiorscape, nursery or turf fields of horticulture. Reviews categories & characteristics of plant pests & diseases, prevention practices, & plant tolerance levels.
(Grade or P/NP)

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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students will:
1. Describe at least 3 methods of physical/mechanical pest control.
2. Describe at least 3 methods of cultural pest control.
3. Describe at least 3 methods of biological pest control.
4. Describe at least 3 methods of chemical pest control.
5. Distinguish between abiotic problems and pest problems.
6. Describe the proper procedure by which to examine plants.
7. Describe the proper plant monitoring techniques.
8. Outline common pest prevention practices for a production nursery.
9. Outline common pest prevention practices for a growing landscape.
10. Diagnose common pest problems.

Topics and Scope
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I. Concept of "Plant pests and problems" in the horticulture industry
II. IPM concept
 A. Prevention
 B. Monitoring
 C. Thresholds
 D. Management
  1. physical/mechanical
  2. cultural
  3. biological
  4. chemical
  5. abiotic
III. Crop/plant profiles involving application of IPM strategies
 A. Landscape trees
 B. Landscape shrubs
 C. Nursery (container) shrubs
 D. Greenhouse foliage plants
IV. Field application
 A. Landscape sites
 B. Container nurseries
 C. Greenhouse operation
 D. Turf maintenance

Assignments:
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1. Research paper identifying a plant disorder and developing a "treatment
plan."
2. Recommend IPM control measures for selected problem(s)/situation(s).
3. Field trips.

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
20 - 40%
Written homework, Research papers.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
; recommend IPM control measures.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Field trip participation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, an IPM Guide. University of Calif.,
1994.
IPM Guide for Floriculture and Nursery. University of Calif., 2002.
Olkowski, William. Common Sense Pest Control. Taunton Press, 1991.

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