2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

AGS 107 - Entomology


Description: Fundamental approaches in the control of greenhouse pests. Categories of pests, management practices, herbicide use, alternative pest control techniques, safety, and integrated pest management.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Insects and related pests 
  2. Pest identification and classification 
  3. Economic damage 
  4. Control methodologies 
  5. Integrated pest management 
  6. Safety practices 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Investigate the relationships between insects and people. (1) 
  2. Identify insects of economic importance. (3) 
  3. Describe the basic external morphology of insects and how it is used in classification. (1,2) 
  4. Describe the basic internal anatomy of insects. (1) 
  5. Describe the objectives and elements of insect classification. (2) 
  6. Classify insects by visual inspection. (1,2) 
  7. Identify unknown insects by use of standard taxonomic keys. (2) 
  8. Identify insects to Order by inspection, and identify common forms to Family. (1,2) 
  9. Describe the life cycles of important insect groups. (1) 
  10. Identify agents of biological control. (4,5) 
  11. Identify insecticide names and formulations. (1,2,5) 
  12. Explain the concepts involved in insect pest management. (5,6) 
  13. Discuss alternative pest control techniques. (4-6) 
  14. Formulate an integrated pest management plan to control insects. (5)