2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 23, 2020  
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HORT 118 - Introduction to Plant Pests



6.0 Credits
Introduction to the most common disease and insect pests of Northwest landscapes and nurseries. Focus on diagnosing pest problems and best practice solutions utilizing Plant Health Care (PHC). Students encouraged to have taken at least one of HORT 106, HORT 107, HORT 108, as well as HORT 109 and HORT 110.
Prerequisite Placement in BRDGE 093 or EAP 121 or higher; HORT 102; or instructor permission.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze, synthesize, and integrate information about the major types of plant diseases, plant hosts, and symptoms in order to successfully diagnose a variety of biotic plant problems.
  2. Analyze, synthesize, and integrate information about the major insect orders, common insect pests, and symptoms in order to successfully diagnose a variety of biotic plant problems.
  3. Analyze plant symptoms in landscape, nursery, and greenhouse settings to determine and identify abiotic problems and biotic pest problems.
  4. Work effectively in groups and individually to evaluate plant health and common pest and disease management options. 



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