Course code LauZ6121

Credit points 5

Integrated Pest Management

Total Hours in Course200

Number of hours for lectures30

Number of hours for laboratory classes30

Date of course confirmation22.03.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Soil and Plant Science

Course developer

author Augsnes un augu zinātņu institūts

Ināra Turka

Dr. habil. agr.

Course abstract

The evolution of the concept, tactics, strategy and implementation of (IPM) into practice. Biology of pests and pathogens, natural regulation mechanisms and critical thresholds. Optimal choose of all crop protection methods, to observe the ecological, environment safety and economical demands. Monitoring of pests and decision support models.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Acquired knowledge reflects the master-depth understanding of the nature of integrated pest management and use of the opportunities that are based on chemical and biological plant protection product action spectrum and physiological mechanisms. Graduates will be able to apply theoretical knowledge in plant protection products in the choice of economic and ecological conditions, appropriate, scientifically approved methodology selection trials and data analysis.
Acquired skills will pursue independent research, in-depth analysis of scientific literature on the topic of research, public discussion of research topics, prepare presentations independently and professionally defend them.

Compulsory reading

1. Cook R. James, Kenneth F. Baker The Nature and Practice of Biological Control of Plant pathogens . The American Phytopthological Society, 1996. 539 pp.
2. Crop loss Assesment and Pest management Ed. by P.S. Teng ,1996, APS Press. 269 p.
3. Perspectives in Ecological Theory and Integrated Pest Management/ed. By M.Kogan, P.Jepson. Cambridge University Press, 2007. 570 p.
4. Dent D. Insect Pest management. CAB International, 1991. 604 p.

Further reading

1. Latvijas Republikā reģistrēto augu aizsardzības līdzekļu saraksts. Rīga, VAAD. ik gadus.
2. Planzenschutz im Intergrierten Ackerbau. Verlag landwirtschaftliche Lehrmittelzentrale. 1992. 331.
3. Turka I. Pesticīdu lietošanas riski augu aizsardzībā. Ozolnieki: LLKC, 2003. 159 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. AgroTops. Rīga: Aģentūra Agro apgāds. ISSN 1407-5164.
2. Saimnieks LV. Rīga: TEE BIO, 2004- ISSN 1691-1598.