Maricopa Community Colleges  AGS268   19906-19975 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 05/22/90
AGS268 19906-19975 L+L 4 Credit(s) 6 Period(s)
Environmental Pest Control
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. Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
AGS268   19906-19975 Environmental Pest Control
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)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
AGS268   19906-19975 Environmental Pest Control
    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
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