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COURSE NUMBER: AGRI207
COURSE TITLE:Agriculture Pesticides
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:4
CONTACT HOURS:75
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:180
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is based around the foundation of an Integrated Pest Management System. IPM uses a system of biological, cultural, mechanical and chemical methods to achieve the greatest control of agricultural pests while protecting and sustaining the environment of soils, crops and non-target organisms. Technologically advanced monitoring and calibration equipment, auto steer equipment using satellite communications, and precision application techniques work hand in hand with traditional and genetically modified crops and livestock operations to make IPM methods successful. 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

The aim of this course is to develop in the student a practical knowledge of the pest problems that they as farmers or agricultural businessmen will encounter.  The student will gain experience in identifying the pest problem, selecting chemical controls, preparing spray material, and applying the chemicals following recommended procedures; especially safety.
  • Develop the students appreciation of and following of safety procedures in using agricultural chemicals.
  • Enable the student to calculate dilutions in preparing spray materials.
  • Prepare the student to calibrate spray equipment.
  • Develop an awareness of the legal aspects of spraying chemicals.
  • Encourage the student to keep abreast of current university chemical recommendations.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
  • Illinois Pesticide Applicator Study Guide: General Standards with General Crops Workbook; Field Crops with Field Crops Workbook
  • Field Crop Scouting Manual: General Standards with General Crops Workbook; Field Crops with Field Crops Workbook
  • Illinois Agronomy Handbook, Online.
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
  • Quizzes
  • Hours Exams
  • Lab Reports
  • Final Exam
Grade Scale:
A- 90% or above
B- 80-90%
C- 70-80%
D- 70-80%
F- Below 60%

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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