Jan 20, 2022
HORT 207 - Horticultural Insects and Diseases
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Laboratory Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): HORT 120 , HORT 130
This course covers the insects and diseases of ornamental plants. Among the topics emphasized are” identification, life cycle, history, significance, and anatomy as it relates to pest identification.
Student Learning Outcomes of the Course: Pathology section;
- Identify common diseases of trees, shrubs, herbaceous, turf, indoor and greenhouse plants.
- Understand the life cycle of diseases and the horticultural significance of each stage of the life cycle.
- Recognize symptoms and signs of disease damage and be able to separate those from caused by arthropods or abiotic pathogens.
- Explain the differences among the various diseased examined and be able to identify an unknown disease.
- Demonstrate proficiency at using references to identify diseases and treat disease.
- Apply techniques of sampling to actual disease populations.
- Determine the appropriate control method using the principles of Integrated Pest Management.
- Distinguish between diseases caused by virus, bacteria, fungi, and apparently similar conditions caused by abiotic conditions (weather for example), mites, nematodes etc.
- Understand various fungicide families and their modes of action (MoA)
- Understand basic concepts in plant pathology and entomology as they relate to ornamental plants.
- Describe, demonstrate, and apply the basic theories of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices.
- Properly identify, select cultural, biological, mechancial, or chemical control options for arthropod pests.
- Properly identify and manage turf pests found on home lawns and athletic fields.
- Understand basic concepts in plant pathology and entomology as they relate to turf grass and ornamental plants.
- Describe, demonstrate, and apply the basic theories of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices used on lawns and athletic fields.