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LET5831 - Integrated Pest Management

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
15 weeks
120 hours

Celso Omoto
José Roberto Postali Parra
Pedro Takao Yamamoto

Provide basic concepts in integrated pest management (IPM), provide knowledge and discuss the main tactics and control strategies within the perspective of integration, to develop and adopt the IPM in agricultural crops, in order to avoid economic damage, negative effects of the application of pesticides and contamination of the applicator, environment and food, respecting the environment.

I. Pests, Human Society and the IPM: Impact of Pests; Historical Development and IPM concepts. II.Ecosystems and Nature of Pests; Comparative Pest Biology. III. Ecology of Pest Interactions; Biodiversity and the IPM. IV. Decision Making for the IPM; IPM Strategies and Tactics. V. Social and Environmental Limitations of IPM Implementation; IPM in the Future. VI. Biological Control: definitions, concepts, preservation and enhancement; Behavior Manipulation. VII. Mechanical, Physical and Cultural Controls. VIII. Resistance of Plants to Insects; Legislative Control and Pest Prevention. IX. Agrochemicals at IPM; Environmental impacts. X. Insect Resistant Genetically Modified Plants. XI. Examples of MIP Programs.

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