Apr 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog
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HRT-1200 Plant Diseases and Pests

Credits 3
The major diseases and insects that attack ornamental plants are studied in this course. The fundamentals of diagnosis and identification, control procedures, and pesticide regulations are addressed.
2 class/2 lab hours.
Course Outcomes
  1. Explain basic entomology concepts, including insect development, insect behavior, and insect nomenclature and classification.
  2. Analyze damage to plants, including identification of which insects could be involved.
  3. Differentiate the variety of methods of controlling insect pests of plants, including integrated pest management strategies.
  4. Describe the basic concepts of plant pathology, including abiotic plant disorders, biotic plant diseases, disease development, and plant disease nomenclature and classification.
  5. Identify major plant diseases.
  6. Describe methods of controlling plant diseases.
  7. Pass the standard private pesticide applicator’s certification exam, administered by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.
  8. Diagnose plant problems through proper sample collection, careful symptom and sign observation, and proper questioning of appropriate clientele.

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