powered by
Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Insect, Weed and Pest Control
Course: AGS268

First Term: 1997 Fall
Lec + Lab   4 Credit(s)   6 Period(s)   5.4 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Interrelationship of insects, weeds and plant diseases with the environment as affected by soils, temperature, water and agricultural chemicals. Life cycles, biological interrelationships, identification and control

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify the harmful and beneficial insects, weeds and plant diseases. (I, V, VII)
2. Collect and mount insects, weeds and plant diseases for personal reference. (II, V, VII)
3. Describe the different methods used in insect control. (III)
4. Diagnose insect and disease problems to determine plant protection procedures. (IV, VII)
5. Describe methods used in effective weed control. (VI)
6. Describe and use precautionary steps in handling pesticides. (II, VI)
7. Prepare written recommendations for pest control. (IV, VIII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Harmful and Beneficial Insects
   A. Dichotomous key
   B. Insect collections
II. Collecting and Mounting Insects
   A. Collection procedures
   B. Collection equipment
   C. Mounting procedures
III. Insect Control
   A. Mechanical methods
   B. Spray equipment
   C. Insecticides
IV. Diagnosis of Insect Damage
   A. Type of damage
   B. Recommendations for control
   C. Writing reports
V. Identification, Collecting and Mounting Specimen
   A. Common weeds of Arizona
   B. Collect specimen
   C. Mount specimen
VI. Weed Control
   A. Mechanical methods
   B. Application equipment
   C. Sprays
   D. Herbicides
VII. Identification, Collecting and Mounting Plant Diseases
   A. Plant disease written resource materials
   B. Specimens for reference
VIII. Diagnoses of Common Plant Diseases
   A. Recommendation for prevention
   B. Recommendation for control
   C. Written reports
IX. Agribusiness Database
   A. Mailing lists
   B. Plant lists
   C. Database to word processor
   D. Agribusiness accounting system database
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  5/27/1997

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.