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Master Course Outline
Plant Diseases and Insects

Course Number: AGRI 215
Credits: 5
Hours per Quarter: 50

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.

Intended Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Ability to classify insects into the appropriate order and family based on morphological characteristics, particularly mouth parts and wing characteristics.
B. Ability to recognize major body sections of insects.
C. Ability to identify feeding habit of insects based on type of mouth parts.
D. Ability to classify insects based on developmental stages and knowledge of the most damaging stage of development as related to crop damage.
E. Knowledge of insect stage of development as related to time of year and ability to decide on proper control procedures for commercially important insects in selected crops.
F. Ability to identify commercially important non-insect invertebrates that are crop pests.
G. Ability to identify the causal agent (virus, bacteria, fungi) given the name of a field crop disease common to Washington State.
H. Ability to classify fungi into groups and determine proper control methods for selected diseases.
I. Ability to recognize disease symptoms and knowledge of the proper time to apply control procedures for selected diseases.
J. Knowledge of the chemical groups for insecticides and fungicides and the ability to place a commercial product into the correct chemical group.
K. Knowledge of disease and insect pests considered to be economic problems for selected agronomic crops.
L. Knowledge of the mode of action of insecticides based on their chemical group and method of entry into the insect body.


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor  
AGRI 215
Winter 2013
0102
Matthew Williams
AGRI 215
Spring 2012
0009
Matthew Williams
AGRI 215
Winter 2007
0010
Charlene Flanigan
AGRI 215
Winter 2006
0010
Charlene Flanigan
AGRI 215
Winter 2005
0010
Charlene Flanigan
AGRI 215
Winter 2004
0010
Jerry Kjack


Two Year Projected Schedule

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

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)