Integrated Pest Management

Plant pests include insects, pathogens and weeds. It is estimated that over 40% of the world's food is lost to insects and pathogens. In developed countries, weeds reduce crop yield by 5%; in undeveloped countries weeds cause a 25% loss. The cost of controlling pests is a significant part of agriculture and control practices have a significant impact on our environment. How can plant pests be managed more sustainably? What does sustainable pest management mean? How is sustainability controlled and legislated at the national and international level? In this new online course on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) the students will learn about current techniques to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment and will be asked to think about the future of IPM.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Animal Sciences
Sustainability Studies
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
Environmental Studies
Plant, Soil & Insect Science
Natural Resources Conservation
Natural Science
Regional Planning
Number: 
STOCKSCH 290M
Semester: 
Fall 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, June 4, 2018 to Monday, September 17, 2018