LNDC1220 Integrated Pest Management

This course is a study of the pest problems that affect greenhouse crops, nursery crops and woody plants in the landscape. Along with learning insect life cycles, students will participate in releasing live biological insects in the greenhouses. Special emphasis will be given to understanding how to manage environments using a combination of practices such as cultural, biological and chemical controls. This is a preparatory study for taking the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Pesticide applicators license test for categories A/E.

Credits

2

Prerequisite

None

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Determine pest thresholds in HTC greenhouses
Identify greenhouse insects and their life cycles
Determine biocontrol agents for insect populations in greenhouses
Demonstrate the use of application equipment
Read a pesticide label
Demonstrate theproper use of personal protective equipment
Demonstrate the ability of keeping proper pesticide records
Demonstrate knowledge of the A/E Pesticide applicator manuals by successfully passing state examination

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

1

lab:

1