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2006-07 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Pest Management - Plant Protection
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

The crop science departments and the supporting disciplines of entomology-nematology, plant sciences, plant pathology and forest resources and conservation offer the following general and cross-department courses in pest management. (See Agricultural Operations Management for AOM 3333, Pesticide Application, and Agricultural General for AGG 5505, Plant Protection in Tropical Ecosystems.)

PMA 3010 Fundamentals of Pest Management
Credits: 3.
Principles of the philosophy that treats the subject of controlling plant pests through integrated systems of management.

PMA 3931 Seminar in Basic Plant Pest Management
Credits: 1; Prereq: PMA 3010.
Group study and discussion of the fundamental concepts that relate to plant-pest management as a science.

PMA 4242 Landscape IPM: Ornamentals and Turf
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENT 3005, NEM 3002, PLP 3002 or PMA 3010.
Identification of abiotic factors, disease, insect/mite and nematode problems that occur on landscape ornamentals and turfgrass throughout Florida. Integrated management concepts and strategies presented for these problems include all available options.

PMA 4570C Field Techniques in IPM
Credits: 2; Prereq: PMA 3010.
Field experience in pest scouting and pest management decision-making processes.

General Education Categories
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  • Composition (C)
  • Mathematical Sciences (M)
  • Humanities (H)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)
  • Physical (P) and Biological (B) Sciences
  • International (I) and Diversity (D) focus

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions
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  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course must be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.