COURSE CODE: CPT 502
COURSE TITLE: Economic Entomology
NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units
COURSE DURATION: 2 hours for lectures, 1 hour for lab
Course Coordinator: Dr O.R. Pitan
Office Location: Room 242, COLPLANT Building
An introduction to Integrated Pest Management (IPM): IPM history, conceptual foundations and basic principles. Basic tenets of integrated pest management emphasizing ecological principles; integration of chemical, biological, cultural and physical tactics into an overall strategy for the agroecosystem; chemical pesticides, cultural practices, host resistance, biological control, sterility principle, economics of pest control and pest/host relationships.