Students will evaluate methods for the management of insect populations for the benefit of humans.
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Discuss the economic benefits of controlling insect population.
Explain how conventional spraying has caused the evolution of insect resistance, risks to human health and reduction of beneficial insect populations.
Explain how biological control of crop pests and undesirable plants is achieved through the use of beneficial insects (e.g., insect parasitoids, predators, and herbivores).
Evaluate the benefits and risks of using genetically modified crops to manage insect pests.
Discuss how Integrated Pest Management (IPM) limits evolution of insect resistance to chemical and other control means.