EVL473 - Integrated Pest Management

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Subject Title
Integrated Pest Management

Subject Description
This subject is designed to cover areas of Pest Management and control in landscape industry and municipal areas Particular emphasis is placed on Ontario Ministry of Environment integrated pest management (IPM) and plant health care guidelines (PHC). A significant part of the course is devoted to pathogens, pests and environmental stresses including their diagnosis, identification and cultural control. Adequate knowledge of physiological disorders, biotic agents, biological control agents and resistant cultivars are fundamental to the development of an effective and environmentally sound plant health care program. The development and the implementation of IPM and PHC in municipal and landscape environment will be discussed. This course will cover material included in the Ministry of Environment's IPM accreditation program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:


  1. Identify the lifecycle of turf, shrubs and tree insects commonly found in Ontario.
  2. Identify the lifecycle of economically the most serious Canadian pests like Emerald ash borer, Asian long horn beetle, sudden oak death and pine borer and others identified recently.
  3. Understand the fungal and bacterial pathogens of Ontario plants.
  4. Assess factors affecting the incidence and severity of disease and insect.
  5. Understand aesthetic and economical thresholds for common pests.
  6. Evaluate cultural, genetic and biological controls.
  7. Understand the IPM and Audubon Certification program.
  8. Describe recent advances in Biological control.
  9. Outline the steps in the establishment of IPM and PHC in a Municipality

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