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AGPR 230
Plant Diseases and Insects


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Introduction to the identification, life cycles, and control of insects and diseases common to crops in Washington. Focuses on the fundamentals of entomology and plant pathology, not on specific problems and their control in a given crop. Formerly AGRI 215.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Place insects into their proper order based on type, number, and arrangement of body appendages.
  • List the major body sections of insects.
  • Identify feeding habit of insects based on type of mouth parts.
  • Classify insects based on developmental stages and recognize the most damaging stage of development as related to crop damage.
  • Recognize and identify the stage of development to time of year and best time to apply control procedures for commercially important insects in selected crops.
  • Identify other commercially important non-insect invertebrates which are pests of crops.
  • Identify the causal agent as virus, bacteria, or fungi given the name of a field crop disease common to Washington State.
  • Classify fungi into their groups and determine what control methods to use for those diseases discussed in class.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of disease symptoms and proper time to apply control procedures for those diseases discussed in class.
  • Discuss the chemical groups for insecticides and fungicides and given a commercial product's name, place that product into the correct chemical group.
  • Identify those disease and insect pests which are considered economic problems at the present time, given a specific agronomic crop grown in Washington. (The crops discussed in this course will vary dependent upon background and interests of students.)
  • Identify the mode of action for insecticides based on their chemical group and method of entry into the insect body.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    AGPR 230
    Spring 2014
    0102
    Gwen Stahnke
    AGPR 230
    Winter 2014
    0054
    Gwen Stahnke


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
    X
     
     
     
    X
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.