Principles and Methods of Integrated Pest Management


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON0004 SEMESTER

6th and 8th

COURSE TITLE PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course

5

5

COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S)
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01122/
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students will be able to:

  • Understand and apply sampling methods of insect populations.
  • Understand the characteristics, potentials and constrains of the different available tools and methods for insect pest control.
  • Understand how they can combine the different methods of insect pest control within the main frame of modern Integrated Insect Pest Management concept.
General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
Introduction to Integrated Pest Management. Terminology: pest, economic injury level, pest control etc. Sampling methods of insect pest populations. Chemical control: use of insecticides, insecticide metabolism and excretion from insect’s body. Factors that affect the effective application of insecticides, toxicity, selectivity, insecticide resistance, synergism. The use of non-pesticide substances in chemical control of insect pests (substances that affect insect behavior e.g. pheromones). Biological control methods: Control of herbivorous insects and mites, with insectivorous insects and mites as well as with entomopathogenic bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses and nematodes. The use of sterile insect technique (SIT) in pest control. Plant resistance, tolerance to insect pests. Cultural and mechanical methods of insect pest control.
  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS

 

DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE
  • Power point, videos
  • e-class
TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload
Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Project assay 15
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

125
STUDENT ASSESSMENT Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.
  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
Thacker R.M. (2003). An Introduction to Arthropod Pest Control. Cambridge University Press.