36. Pesticide Management
37. Disease Management
38. Insect Management
39. Weed Management
- Chapter 36. Pesticide Management
A. Describe IPM and PHC and explain why they are important.
B. Describe Pesticides relative to their toxicity, their formulation and their chemical class.
C. Describe Pesticide Labels, Laws, and Regulations, and explain their impact and importance.
D. Understand the meaning of all Pesticide Terminology.
E. Describe Pesticide mixing, application and storage.
F. Describe chronic and acute toxicity and explain their importance.
G. Describe general safety rules and how to prevent toxic exposure and accidents.
H. Identify some of the signs and symptoms of poisoning and their treatment.
- Chapter 37. Disease Management
A. Identify and explain the categories of plant diseases.
B. Explain the concept of what a disease is and describe the details of what is required to cause a plant disease.
C. Explain the need for correct identification of the causal agent of a plant disease and describe the factors in diagnosing a plant disease.
D. Identify certain diseases that are specific to specific plants and explain their control.
E. Identify and explain the numerous cultural practices effective in the control of plant diseases.
F. Identify and describe the causal agents of plant diseases and explain how they differ from each other.
- Chapter 38. Insect Management
A. Identify and describe the types of insect damage and how they are diagnosed.
B. Identify specific insects that infest specific plants.
C. Identify and explain the conditions and factors that can lead to insect infestations.
D. Describe host plant resistance and explain why it is important.
E. Describe biological control and explain when it may or may not be effective.
F. Identify and define the categories of insecticides and explain when and how they should be used.
G. Explain the concept of degree days and describe how this concept is used to predict pest activity.
H. Identify and describe which insecticides control what insects or groups of insects.
- Chapter 39. Weed Management
A. Describe the various types of weeds.
B. Explain the proper site preparation relative the control of weeds with and without herbicides.
C. Identify and describe various types of weed control.
D. Describe the classification of herbicides and explain when each should be used and how they should be used.
E. Identify specific herbicides in all categories and which weeds they will control.
F. Describe the herbicide label and explain why it is important.
G. Identify specific herbicides that can be used on what crops and which herbicides may cause injury to what plants.