Instructor: Douglas G. Pfeiffer
Principles of insect pest management with primary application to
the major arthropod pests found in
PREREQUISITES: Two semesters of general biology.
OBJECTIVES: To introduce each student to the principles of integrated pest management (IPM), to the various techniques used in solving entomological pest management problems, and to provide information on the major arthropod pests in Virginia, and to allow students to explore pest management issues specific to an area or commodity of their choosing.
TEACHING FORMAT: Lectures will be presented by Dr.
Pfeiffer or by others who are knowledgeable in a specific area. You should read the assignment before
lecture and have questions ready. Labs
will be supervised by the teaching assistant and will complement
the lectures by allowing you to study examples and specimens. Be sure to complete your lab assignments
before you leave the class. Dr.
Pfeiffer will be present during most labs to assist in answering
questions. You are encouraged to ask questions during both lecture
(2H, 3L, 3C)
Spring, each year.