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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 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.