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Introduction to Agricultural Pests. Agri-science Mr. Bailey. What do you see? What do you think? What does it make you wonder?. What is a pest?. Construct a definition and example of what a pest might be in Agriculture Individual assignment . What is a pest ?.

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Introduction to agricultural pests

Introduction to Agricultural Pests


Mr. Bailey

What do you see what do you think what does it make you wonder

What do you see?What do you think?What does it make you wonder?

What is a pest

What is a pest?

  • Construct a definition and example of what a pest might be in Agriculture

  • Individual assignment

What is a pest1

What is a pest?

  • A troublesome or annoying thing or an organism that is destructive to another organism

  • Examples

How do you control a pest

How do you control a pest?

  • Pest management -

  • Keeping pests at a manageable level instead of eliminating pests all together

What to keep in mind with pest

What to keep in mind with pest!!!

  • The level of manageably depends on a person or from crop to crop.

  • Another thing is time.

  • Certain insects may be harmful at one stage of the cycle while later on it is not a threat.

Why is pest management important

Why is pest management important?

  • Healthy living and agricultural production depend greatly on pest management

How is pest management accomplished

How is pest management accomplished?

  • Pesticides

  • Biological control

  • (using one insect to manage another. Use wasps that feed off of flies to keep fly population maintained.)

How is pest management accomplished1

How is pest management accomplished?

  • Traps

  • (used to determine pest population, pest identity, and to reduce the number of pests.)

Lets check out how pest management works

Lets check out how pest management works!!!



What is pesticide

What is pesticide?

  • Manufactured or natural chemical used for pest management

  • There are different varieties of pesticides

  • Insecticides just control insects

  • Herbicides control only plants

  • Fungicides control fungi

  • Nematocides controls nematodes

  • Rodenticides control rodents

What is integrated pest management

What is Integrated Pest Management?

  • One component in an overall crop or animal production system

  • Contains accurate pest counts

  • Understanding of a pest’s life cycle

  • Understanding of the impact of pests

Exit slip

Exit Slip

  • Define what is meant by pest.

  • Name two pest management practices used in Agriculture.

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