Nov 13, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENVS 39901 - Agricultural Entomology

Course Credit: 1
AGRICULTURAL ENTOMOLOGY Insects are a vital component of any farm system or agroecosystem. While common perception has deemed insects to be pests, insects often take on multi-faceted roles in the functioning of agroecosystems. In this class, we will explore the relationships between humans and arthropods in agriculture and understand how we can manage these relationships in the pursuit of sustainable food production. We will understand the general bases of insect biology, morphology and behavior; critically assess the ecology of arthropods in agroecosystems; and learn the theory and practices of environmentally sound pest management.