Apr 06, 2020  
2019-2020 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Shepherd University Catalog
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ENVS 300 - Integrated Pest Management and Lab

(4 cr) Pest management is an important aspect of managing our natural resources, from agriculture to forests to wilderness areas. Some pest reduction tactics, like chemical pesticides, are highly effective in the short term but can cause environmental degradation via water and soil contamination or bioaccumulation. This course first examines the pest concept and major factors causing invertebrate organisms to become pests and then explores a range of tactics that may be integrated to manage pests while minimizing environmental degradation. Strategies include biological control, trap crops, cultural methods, pheromone lures, mating disruption, and chemical pesticides. Laboratory exercises will provide hands-on experience with the management of common invertebrate pests. Prerequisites: ENVS 201  and ENVS 202  (including labs).



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