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TURF 215
Turf Diseases and Insects


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
This course concentrates on fundamentals of entomology and plant pathology to set the stage for working with the specifics of turfgrass problems. It is an introduction to the identification, study of life cycles, and control of insects and diseases as well as specific problems and their controls on turf.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain insect growth and development.
  • Explain insect physiology and structure.
  • Identify and classify insects.
  • Describe insect control principles.
  • Identify specific turf insects.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of insect control principles.
  • Explain disease causing organism classifications.
  • Explain disease growth and development.
  • Identify common turfgrass diseases.
  • Explain the steps used in turf disease diagnosis principles.
  • Identify turf disease control principles.
  • Identify pesticide application principles through use of Integrated Pest Management.

  • Course Topics
  • Insect growth, development, identification, and family characteristics
  • Insect control principles
  • Turfgrass diseases
  • Disease identification and control methodology
  • Pesticide application principles and IPM

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    TURF 215
    Winter 2015
    1218
    Gwen Stahnke
    TURF 215
    Winter 2015
    5049
    Gwen Stahnke
    TURF 215
    Winter 2014
    1218
    Gwen Stahnke
    TURF 215
    Winter 2014
    5049
    Gwen Stahnke
    TURF 215
    Winter 2012
    1216
    William Griffith


    Two Year Projected Schedule

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