Instructor: Dr. George Hamilton
Time Offered: Spring
Period: Monday, Wednesday (2:15–3:35 p.m.); One additional 80 minute period (day and time to be determined during the first lecture).
Location: Blake 101
Pre-requisites and other registration restrictions: This course has no pre-requisites.
Format: Lecture - The course meets twice a week for lecture in an 80-minute class period plus a once a week group discussion period to review assigned papers pertinent to weekly lectures.
Description: The course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of agricultural entomology and pest management including: economic thresholds, sampling techniques, plant resistance to insects, biological control, insecticide use and its consequences and the use of genetically modified plants. The broad course outline is as follows:
- Part I: Introduction to insects and pest management
- Part II: Pest management components
- Part III: Pest management in specific crop systems
- Examinations: Three hourly exams are given during lecture periods. Each is worth 25% of your final grade.
Quizzes: Weekly quizzes (15% of final grade) will be available online via the Ecompanion system. Weekly quizzes will be accessible each week on Thursdays at 9:30 pm until midnight Fridays.
Class participation: Class attendance and participation is expected and will represent 10% of your final grade.
Office Hours: Open
Contact Information: Dr. George Hamilton, Room 107, Thompson Hall, 848-932-9774,firstname.lastname@example.org