SAG 255   Organic and Integrated Pest Management (3 Hours)

This course introduces the principles and practices used by organic growers, as well as the system of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) used by both certified organic and sustainable farmers. Students will be able to identify important pests and develop skills to identify pests they do not already recognize. Reasons for using organic and sustainable management practices will be understood, and the methods of monitoring, determining action thresholds, and determining appropriate controls will be developed.