CTE Task: Selecting an Effective Pest Management Program

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COURSE:

Greenhouse Management

TASK LENTH:

90 minutes

 

Selecting an Effective Pest Management Program

Task Description

Standards

In this activity, students will

  • create a slide presentation to help the general public to understand the importance of selecting an effective pest management program.

Greenhouse Management, Standard 25: Evaluate the basic principles and assess the overall effectiveness of integrated pest management (IPM) for controlling greenhouse pests and diseases. Compare with traditional chemical controls.

Introduction to Plant Science and Hydroculture, Standard 12: Research the principles of disease and pest control to plant health, growth, and maintenance. Analyze the effects of different types of plant pests and diseases; prescribe methods for pest and disease prevention and treatment.

 Content Understandings

Extending Understandings

Upon successful completion of these tasks, students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Discuss the importance of effective pest management programs including topics such as:
    • pest management methods,
    • integrated pest management,
    • advantage of using multiple control options,
    • trigger control procedures,
    • prevention and suppression goals,
    • pesticide applications failure, and
    • minimizing pesticide resistance.

To move students towards deeper understanding, they should be given opportunities to:

  • research the impact of each pest management method;
  • compare and contrast the usage of a pesticide verse an integrated pest management control for a pest.

Support Strategies

If students are struggling to access this task, additional supports and strategies could be employed as students are engaging with the task.

Key Terms

Sentence Frames

Scaffolded Questions

Integrated pest management

 

 

 

Resistance

Using a balanced tactical approached or _________________________ involves a wide range of pest control methods to control pest.

 

After a pesticide has been applied several times, the pest will develop a ___________ and will no longer be controlled.

Describe the role of integrated pest management in the protection of horticultural crops.

 

Why do some people prefer biological control over chemical control as a pest management method, and which is best?

 

Instructional Resources

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Research Foundation. (2014). National Pesticide Applicators Certification Core Manual, 2nd Edition. https://www.nasda.org/foundation/pesticide-applicator-certification-and-training

 

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Jason Wallace of Dickson County Schools for his contribution to the development of this resource.

Task Activity Steps

  1. Students will create a slide presentation to help the general public to understand the importance of selecting an effective pest management program. Presentation should include topics such as:
    1. pest management methods,
    2. integrated pest management,
    3. advantage of using multiple control options,
    4. trigger control procedures,
    5. prevention and suppression goals,
    6. pesticide applications failure, and
    7. minimizing pesticide resistance.
  2. Teacher will provide grading expectations and submission directions to the students.