PART ONE: Introduction and Implementation of IPM

Lesson One: Introduction to IPM

A. Definition of IPM

1. break down term

2. define term

3. discussion of definition; what IPM is and what it is not

Lesson Two: Benefits of IPM

A. Economic benefit

1. potential for savings on pesticide cost

2. potential for higher value and/or increased marketability due to

labeling as "IPM" or "reduced input"

B. Environmental benefit

1. potential reduced use of pesticides

2. full use of environmentally sound control methods

C. Benefit of increased knowledge of pest management options and


Lesson Three: Principles of IPM: Pest Identification

A. Importance of Correct Identification of Pests

B. Importance of Pest Life Cycles

1. Discussion of pest life cycles

a. where and how they spend their life cycles

2. Importance of determining where a pest is in it’s life cycle

a. for timing of treatment activities

b. for evaluation of damage potential

C. Importance of Correctly Evaluating the Damage Done by the Pest

Lesson Four: Principles of IPM: Monitoring Methods

A. Importance of Monitoring

B. Monitoring Techniques and Procedures

1. Monitoring guidelines

a. what to look for

b. frequency of monitoring

c. size of area to monitor

d. record keeping

2. Monitoring methods

a. types of monitoring methods

b. monitoring for insect pests

c. monitoring for diseases

d. monitoring for weeds

e. monitoring for others



Lesson Five: Principles of IPM: Thresholds and Injury Levels

A. Types of Thresholds

1. Definition of threshold and IPM Threshold

2. Characteristics of Thresholds

3. Types of IPM Thresholds

a. Economic Thresholds

b. Damage Thresholds

c. Economic Injury Thresholds

d. Aesthetic Thresholds

B. Factors of Threshold Development

C. Importance of Thresholds

Lesson Six: Methods of Control: Importance and Examples

A. Criteria for selecting a treatment strategy

B. Methods of control

1. Cultural Controls

a. Definition

b. Methods

c. Advantages

d. Disadvantages

2. Plant Resistance

a. Definition

b. Methods

c. Advantages

d. Disadvantages

3. Biological Control

a. Definition

b. Methods

c. Advantages

d. Disadvantages

4. Chemical Control

a. Definition:

b. Methods

c. Advantage

d. Disadvantages

Power Point Presentation Outline

A. Lesson One and Lesson Two: Covered in Power Point Lesson One

B. Lesson Three: Covered in Power Point Lesson Two

C. Lesson Four: Covered in Power Point Lesson Three

D. Lesson Five: Covered in Power Point Lesson Four

  1. Lesson Six: Covered in Power Point Lesson Five


Computer files

Lecture Notes

  1. Course outline: Word File: Outline.doc
  2. Lesson One: Word File: Lesson1.doc
  3. Lesson Two: Word File: Lesson2.doc
  4. Lesson Three: Word File: Lesson3.doc
  5. Lesson Four: Word File: Lesson4.doc
  6. Lesson Five: Word File: Lesson5.doc
  7. Lesson Six: Word File: Lesson6.doc

Fact Sheets

  1. Lesson One and Lesson Two: Fact Sheet #1: Factsht1.doc
  2. Lesson Three: Fact Sheet #2: Factsht2.doc
  3. Lesson Four: Fact Sheet #3: Factsht3.doc
  4. Lesson Five: Fact Sheet #4: Factsht4.doc
  5. Lesson Six: Fact Sheet #5: Factsht5.doc

Power Point Presentations

  1. Lesson One: Power Point File: lesson1.ppt
  2. Lesson Two: Power Point File: lesson2.ppt
  3. Lesson Three: Power Point File: lesson3.ppt
  4. Lesson Four: Power Point File: lesson4.ppt
  5. Lesson Five: Power Point file: lesson5.ppt