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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

Agri-science

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!!!
  • http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/animals/amphibians-animals/frogs-and-toads/toad_cane/
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FHQC211p8w&feature=player_embedded#!
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.