Module 1: Learning Objectives

Explain the relationship among pest biology and behavior, human interests, and pest status.
• Describe some potential risks of pesticide use.

• Define Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

• List the basic steps in the IPM process.

• Explain the functions of inspection, monitoring, and scouting in an IPM program.

• Define the pest threshold concept, and explain how it varies from one management system to another.

• Explain the importance of pest identification in an IPM program.

• Explain the importance of record keeping in an IPM program.

• Explain how IPM differs from traditional (pesticide-based) pest control


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The IPM Process

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Module 1 Summary