Economic Entomology


COURSE OBJECTIVES: To introduce students to the basic principles of entomology: What is an insect, what are their parts, and how do they work? What are the different types of insects/arthropods? What are the key arthropod pests of economically-important commodity groups? What are their major identification features and what kinds of damage do they cause? What are the main control strategies available for insect pests, and how do we implement those?

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Integrated Pest Management

ENTM 5330/6330 — Integrated Pest Management

COURSE OBJECTIVES: 1) To introduce students to the modern theory, concepts, and practice of integrated management of different pest organisms encountered in agricultural and horticultural ecosystems (mainly arthropods, plant pathogens, nematodes and weeds) using a systems approach. 2) To provide students with an intensive study of potential components of integrated pest management (IPM), and of how the components may be applied in an integrated system. Lectures will concentrate on providing students with an understanding of the principles, concepts, and practice of IPM with emphasis on sustainable and ecologically sound and organicall acceptable pest management strategies. Laboratories will be devoted to providing students with critical examinations of IPM practices in specific systems common in the southeastern states. Examples of successful sustainable IPM programs will be presented as case studies. Field trip(s) will provide students with hands-on experience in different aspects of the pest management decision-making process.

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Insect Behavior and Chemical Ecology

ENTM 7900 — Directed Studies in Entomology

Discussion groups on specific topics, assigned readings, on laboratory problems or field research. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 5 credit hours.

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