The Role of Pesticides in IPM

Dr. Douglas G. Pfeiffer, 205C Price Hall, dgpfeiff@vt.edu

A lecture for the course, Pesticide Usage, ENT 4264, Dr. Michael Weaver


Pesticides in the news!

Los Angeles Times Article, printed by Roanoke Times 30 Mar 2012

"Pesticides suspected in mass die-offs of bees"

I. Introduction to IPM

II. Pest classification and effect on economic injury level

III. Predator/pesticide compatibility

IV. Environmental impacts of IPM

V. History of Pesticide Use and Impact on IPM (Pesticide Classes)



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Updated 3 March 2014