Integrated Pest Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Course Code: AGCR-1070
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Course Description

This course will survey local agricultural pests, including weeds and diseases and their impact on crops in Central Texas. Emphasis will be placed on building and maintaining healthy soil, plant and insect biological cycles as key to ecological pest control. The course will focus on identification of pest problem and sustainable methods of integrated pest management including cultural, biological, physical control methods. Chemical control methods described will be such that are least toxic and permissible by the National Organic Program standards.

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