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A presentation on the prevalence and dangers of common urban pesticides. Adult learners are coached on how to properly read a pesticide label, and what ingredients they should look for. There is also a section of slides covering the safety equipment that should be utilized when applying pesticides to lawns, flowers, shrubs, and vegetables. Finally, some slides on proper storage and disposal of pesticides are also provided.
Future landscape designers, ornamental horticulturists, or organic gardeners will appreciate this presentation on alternatives to pesticide use. Pass up several extraneous slides at the beginning and then find the harm caused by pesticides, different approaches to pest control, and acceptable organic pesticides. Viewers learn how choosing pest-resistant plants, handpicking, row covers, and predatory insects can control the unwelcome critters.
Young scholars view a plastic cockroach, mouse, or picture of a pest and discuss if they belong inside the house or school. They discuss what a pest is and brainstorm what makes it a pest and ways to get rid of them. They then discover dangers of using pesticides and then learn about IPM.
Young scholars examine the eastern bluebird and acquire knowledge regarding their species and their struggle for survival. In this blue bird project lesson plan, students explore the blue birds' habitat and discover how they are excellent integrated pest management allies.
Young scholars describe migrations and life cycle pattersn of a key alfalfa pest, the Porato Leafhopper. They define the Economic Inquiry Level and Economic Threshold. Students evaluate data in relation to profit as it applies to IPM. They compare sampling results in Economic Threshold to determine management action.
Young scholars explore the basic biology of a pest. They identify the four major kinds of insect mouthparts and explain how they work. Students examine the specific mouthparts and how they can limit food resources and in what environment an organism can survive. Young scholars explore how insect biology affects pest management techniques.