SRJC Course Outlines

10/24/2021 11:55:17 PMAGRI 70 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

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CATALOG INFORMATION

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 Scheduled3.008 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 (IPM), including cultural, biological, mechanical/physical, and chemical control methods. Course is designed to assist students in preparing for California licensing exams in pest management.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
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 (IPM), including cultural, biological, mechanical/physical, and chemical control methods. Course is designed to assist students in preparing for California licensing exams in pest management.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Outline the knowledge expectations mandated by California Department of Pesticide Regulation in order to pass pest management licensing exams.
2. Identify regionally significant plant and insect pest organisms.
3. Design an integrated pest management plan.
 

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Students 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 landscape.
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 pesticides.
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 to Pest Management and the IPM Concept
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
VI. Pesticide Use
    A. Laws and regulations
    B. Pesticide label and signal words
    C. Personal protective equipment and safety procedures
    D. Calibration of equipment
VII. Health and Environmental Concerns
    A. Pesticide emergencies
    B. Minimizing environmental risks
 
Concepts presented in lecture are applied and practiced in lab.

Assignments:
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Lecture Assignments:
1. Weekly reading (20-30 pages)
2. Three trade article reviews (1-2 pages)
3. One written report (3- 5 pages) on integrated pest management (IPM) plan for a particular crop or pest/disease
4. One formal presentation on integrated pest management (IPM) plan for a particular crop or pest/disease (15 minutes)
5. Quizzes, mid-terms, and final exam
 
Lab Related Assignments:
1. Weekly lab reports
2. Insect ID collection
3. Weed ID collection

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%
Reports, trade article reviews
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Integrated pest management (IPM) plan for a particular crop or pest/disease
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Insect ID collection, weed ID collection
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, mid-terms, final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
IPM plan presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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IPM in Practice: Principles and Methods of Integrated Pest Management. 2nd ed. University of California Publication #3418. 2012 (classic)
Natural Enemies Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Biological Pest Control. University of California Publication #3386. 1998 (classic)
The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides. 3rd ed. University of California Publication #3324. 2016 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials.

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