INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

  • Program: Landscape and Horticulture Careers
  • Course: Integrated Pest Management
  • Course #: LNDC1220
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is a study of the pest problems that affect greenhouse crops, nursery crops and woody plants in the landscape. Along with learning insect life cycles, students will participate in releasing live biological insects in the greenhouses. Special emphasis will be given to understanding how to manage environments using a combination of practices such as cultural, biological and chemical controls. This is a preparatory study for taking the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Pesticide applicators license test for categories A/E.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Determine pest thresholds in HTC greenhouses
Identify greenhouse insects and their life cycles
Determine biocontrol agents for insect populations in greenhouses
Demonstrate the use of application equipment
Read a pesticide label
Demonstrate the proper use of personal protective equipment
Demonstrate the ability of keeping proper pesticide records
Demonstrate knowledge of the A/E Pesticide applicator manuals by successfully passing state examination

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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