Agro 428 (3 cr.) Integrated Pest Management

University of British Columbia

Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Office of the Dean, #248-2357 Main Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4

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Intended Student The course is intended for upper division students in plant science, crop protection, agroecology and related disciplines. However it is also suitable for working adults who wish to enhance their skills in modern crop protection, including those working in horticulture and allied agricultural sectors, including urban landscape professionals. We assume that all students will have at least a fundamental knowledge of entomology but there are no specific prerequisites.

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Agriculture Business:

Field Fruit and Vegetables

Subject of Training:

Crop Production
The principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the applications of these principles for pest management in vegetable and fruit production and turfgrass are presented. The essential building blocks for the creation of IPM programs are considered; these include surveys of pests, diseases and weeds, alternative practices and non-chemical means of control, monitoring and forecasting methods, and strategies for management and their implementation. The course concludes with some examples of existing IPM programs in practice. This course provides a holistic view of pest management, emphasizing the integration of different methods for maintaining pests, diseases and weeds below damaging levels, with the goal of minimizing the use of chemical pesticides that disrupt the environment.

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Last Updated: 2013-05-09

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