Upon completion of this course, students will be able:
1. Το handle pest and vector management by developing an understanding and appreciation of its ecological basis
2. To understand the concepts of risk and econonomic injury level
3. To learn the strategies and methods for managing
4. Το combine different tactics for managing pests
Course Content (Syllabus)
Principles of arthropod pest management. Sampling, monitoring and yield loss assessment. Economic thresholds. Planning and implementation of an integrated pest management system. Management strategies and tactics. Chemical, biological, cultural and mechanical control, genetic control and other methods. Case studies of integrated pest management on agricultural crops.