Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog
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AGSC 230 - Agricultural Pest Management

Credit(s): 4

This course provides comprehensive coverage of the classification, growth, structure, life cycles, identification, and control of selected weeds, insects, and diseases of major agricultural crops. Principles of and practical approaches to integrated pest management will be emphasized, including crop scouting, diagnosis, decision-making, non-chemical and chemical control of specific pests, and pesticide safety. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Describe life cycles of common Montana crop and livestock pests.
  • Identify and diagnose plant pest problems.
  • Recommend common agricultural pest control practices.
  • Identify insect, disease, and weed pests commonly found in Montana.
  • Describe integrated pest management principles.
  • Determine proper procedures for agricultural pest scouting.
  • Calibrate sprayers and pesticide application equipment.
  • Draft an integrated pest control plan.

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