Pest biology and management involves the study of living organisms, such as insects, fungal and bacterial pathogens, vertebrates, and weeds, that limit agricultural productivity. Students with an interest in entomology may study identification, biology and control of insects, including integrated plant protection, biocontrol, and use of beneficial insects. Research approaches range from basic laboratory studies to field experiments. Students will develop research skills in pest biology, development of management strategies, and assessment of pest impact on plants or livestock, preparing them for a variety of regulatory and research positions and graduate programs.
BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4)
BOT 350. Introductory Plant Pathology (4)
CSS 311. Introduction to Insect Pest Management (5)
CSS/CROP 440. Weed Management (4)
12 credits approved by option faculty and research mentor.